Event: 4x100m Relay
PR: 10.07 (2004)
Born: September 10, 1981
Current Residence: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
High School: Centennial (Franklin, Tenn.) HS '00
College: Middle Tennessee State '04
Coach: Dean Hayes
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 2005 USA Indoor 60m champion; 2003 NCAA 100m champion; 2003 Pan American Games 100m silver medalist; two-time Sun Belt Conference 100m champion (2003, 2004); three-time Sun Belt 200m Outdoor champion (2001, 2003, 2004)
Scales captured his first national title with his win at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships in the mens 60 meters. Following his 7th place finish in the 100 meters at the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships, Scales was named to the Team USA roster for the 2005 World Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a member of the 4x100m relay pool. Scales enjoyed a banner final collegiate season as a senior at Middle Tennessee State University in 2004, where he set Sun Belt Conference championship records in winning the 100 and 200 meters. In the 100m, Scales took his performance to an all-time high in the event after barely qualifying when he stumbled 20 meters into the preliminary race following a brief rain delay. Once in the field of eight; however, there was no catching Scales. The speedster jetted to a winning time of 10.12 in the 100-meter, establishing new school, championship and conference records. The time was the fastest turned in by any collegian that year. Scales also won the 200 meters in record time, sprinting to a championship record of 20.52. He was also on the winning 4x100m relay team and the second-place 4x400 team. Scales' quest to become the first sprinter in Middle Tennessee history to win back-to-back national titles was derailed in 2004 by a mere one-hundreth of a second at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Texas. Scales, who was the national champion in the 100m with a 10.24 in 2003, finished third in 2004 in a photo-finish with champion Tyson Gay (Arkansas) and Michael Frater (Texas Christian). Gay and Frater each ran a 10.06, while Scales recorded a 10.07. It was Scales' fastest non-wind aided time ever and it remains his career-best performance.
USA Indoor 60m champion (6.61)7th
at USA Outdoor Champs (10.36) 3rd in semifinal at USA
Outdoors (10.10)best of 10.10.
2004: 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (10.07PR)Sun Belt 100m champ (10.12)Sun Belt 200m champ6th in semis at Olympic Trials (10.16)bests of 20.80, 10.07.
2003: NCAA 100m champ (10.25)Pan Am Games silver medalist (10.22)7th at USA Outdoors (10.32)Sun Belt Conference 100m & 200m champbests of 10.22, 20.78.
2002: 7th at Sun Belt Outdoors 100m, 6th at 200mbests of 10.41, 21.04.
2001: Sunbelt 200m champSun Belt 100m runner-upbests of 10.33, 20.65