Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Junior: Showed his versatility as a force in the throws, breaking into the Duke record books in four different events … set the Duke record in the weight throw with a toss of 55’-9.25” to take sixth at the ACC Indoor Championships … Duke’s new record-holder in the outdoor discus with a 173’-3” to place fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships … twice qualified for regionals in the discus, where he placed 11th … fourth all-time performer in the indoor shotput at Duke with a mark of 53’-1.75” logged at the Carolina Invitational, where he was fourth overall … second all-time performer at Duke in the hammer throw with a 167-3 notched at the Duke Twilight.
Sophomore: Raised his shot put personal best both indoors and outdoor in 2008, and came within two feet of his discus personal best despite a shortened outdoor season ... indoors, again qualified for the IC4A meet in Boston with best toss of 52-4.75 placing him sixth at the Carolina Classic ... outdoors, threw personal best in the shot put at the ACC meet in Atlanta, then the next day in the discus was an ACC scorer with a seventh place finish ... also placed fourth in the discus at both Raleigh and Duke, the latter producing his season best throw of 161-0.
Freshman: Duke’s 2007 Freshman of the Year winner both indoors and outdoors ... an IC4A-qualifier in the shot put indoors and the discus outdoors ... shot put of 51’-3.5” was the farthest heave at Duke of the 16-pound ball in over 40 years and ranks him third all-time indoors ... scored in the ACC meet in the discus with a throw of 162’-09”, the furthest Duke discus toss in over four decades and No. 2 all-time ... took fifth at the ACC Championships ... threw 160’-0” to make the finals of the Penn Relays college discus ... saved his best for last, throwing 163’-01” at the IC4A Championships in Princeton ... placed sixth overall and earned him his first All-East honors.
Prep: Illinois State Champion in the discus with a throw of 178’-4” ... discus personal best of 179’-4” ... shot personal best of 59’-3.75” ... 2006 state champion in the discus with a throw of 178’-4” ... placed fourth in the shot-put with throw of 57’-3” ... conference and sectional champ in the shot and discus in 2006.