Personal Bests (as of June 2017):
55: 6.59 seconds
60: 6.91 seconds (No. 2 all-time at MU; Freshman Record!)
200: 22.54 seconds (No. 9 alll-time at MU)
300: 37.22 seconds
100: 10.86 seconds
Indoor (So.): Competed in five meets during his sophomore indoor season ... Set a personal-best in the 55 meters with a time of 6.59 seconds to take second place at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale (Dec. 9) ... Placed 10th in the 60 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 7.04 seconds.
Outdoor (So.): Competed in just two meets due to injury ... Record two eighth place finishes in the 100-meter dash, doing so with a time of 11.32 seconds at the Marquette Duals (April 7) and a time of 11.31 seconds at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative (April 29).
All-BIG EAST, 4x100-meter relay
Indoor (Fr.): Set and holds the fastest time in program history for the 60-meter dash as a freshman, which was recorded at the BIG EAST Championships (6.91 seconds) ... Placed 12th in the 200-meter dash at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 22.54 seconds, good enough ninth best all-time at MU ... Took second at the John Tierney Quadrangular (January 23) in the 60-meter dash (7.04 seconds) ... Placed fourth at the Jack Jennett Invitational (January 29) in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.08 seconds ... Recorded a time of 7.09 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the Mark Messersmith Invitational, earning a top-ten spot.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relays in the outdoor season ... 4x100-meter relay team won first place at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 41.77 seconds, a Marquette record ... Took sixth in the 100-meter dash at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 10.86 seconds, a personal-best.
Prior to Marquette: Tatum was a three-year letterwinner in track and field and twice lettered in basketball at Milwaukee Lutheran High School … Served as track team captain in 2015 … Owner of three state, sectional, regional and conference titles in the 100m, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay … Ran the second-fastest 100-meter dash time in school history (10.89 seconds) and the fifth-fastest 200-meter dash time (22.46 seconds) … Has a lifetime-best 100-meter dash time of 10.72 seconds.
Personal: Tatum was born in Milwaukee and is the middle child to Karl and Jacinta Tatum … He has one brother, Kaleb, and one sister, Karli … Plans to major in finance.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
60-meter dash: 10th (7.04 seconds)
60-meter dash: 1st (6.95 seconds; prelim-6.91 seconds - No. 1 all-time at MU; Freshman Record!)
200-meter dash: 12th (22.54 seconds)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
100-meter dash: 6th (10.86 seconds; prelim-10.90 seconds)
4x100-meter relay: 1st (41.77 seconds)