Jh'Rome Tuggle
Jh'Rome Tuggle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gary, Ind.

High School:
Merrillville, Ind.

Event:
Sprints



2007: Was one of just three double qualifiers for the Purdue men at the 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, earning the right to compete in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes.

Notched a career-best time of 20.94 in the 200-meter dash in the Big Ten Outdoor Championship prelims, and went on to place second in the finals. Also grabbed fifth-place in the 400-meter dash at the outdoor conference meet.

Earned the second-fastest time in Purdue's outdoor history in the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.55 at the 2007 Billy Hayes Invitational.

Placed sixth in the 200-meter dash at the 2007 indoor conference championships.

2006: Set personal records in the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational, taking home first-place finishes in both with respective times of 21.25 and 47.59 ... Also won the 200 & 400 at the Louisville Cardinal Invitational, the 200 at the Boilermaker Invitational and the 400 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and Gene Edmonds Cup ... Earned a third-place finish in the 200 and a fifth-place showing in the 400 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Placed seventh in the 200-meter dash and 11th in the 400-meter dash at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Also ran the anchor leg of the eighth-place 4x400-meter relay ... Anchored the the fastest 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams of the season.

2005: Recorded season and career best 400 time (48.78) to place sixth at the University of Kentucky-based Rod McCravy Memorial ... Posted season and career best 200 time (23.09) at the Indiana-based Billy Hayes Invitational ... Ran leadoff on team's three fastest indoor 4x400-meter relays. Two of these relays placed second at the McCravy Memorial and at the Ohio State Triangular, while the other placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships ... Anchored 4x400-meter relay at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, placing seventh with a season-best time of 3:17.40 ... Runner-up in the indoor 400 at the Boilermaker Invitational. Also placed third in this event at the Purdue Invitational.

High School: Graduated from Merrillville High School in 2004 ... varsity letterwinner in football, basketball, wrestling and track and field ... state champion in the 400-meter dash as a senior, and was runner-up in the 200 ... 400 state qualifier as a sophomore ... 1996 AAU Track and Field national champion in the 100 ... sixth-place finisher at 2004 and 2002 AAU meets in the 100 ... won a regional championship with wrestling team.

Personal: Given name is Jh'Rome Eliott Tuggle ... born July 8, 1986 ... son of James and Veretta Tuggle ... has one sister, J'Sheena ... majoring in film.