Tennessee’s Christian Coleman is turning pro

Tennessee sprint champion Christian Coleman has told SEC Country he’s ready to turn professional after a record-setting year with the Vols.

“I’ve had a lot of time to think about this and discuss it with my family, and I felt this was the best decision for myself and my family,” Coleman said. “I’ve had a pretty historic collegiate season, and it has always been a dream of mine to run on the professional level.”

Coleman, a member of the USA’s Olympic Track and Field Team in the Rio Olympics, has signed with sports agent Emanuel Hudson of HSInternational Sports Management in Irvine, Calif.

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Coleman, who set NCAA records this spring with a 9.82-second time in the 100 meters and 19.85 time in the 200, will compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento next Thursday. SEC COUNTRY

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