2008: Garnered All-Big West honors after placing third in the discus at the conference championships with a distance of 173-03 ... Qualified for the NCAA Regionals, where he finished 17th overall (170-08) ... Tied his career-long at 184-04 earlier in the year ... Notched a season-best 153-04 in the hammer throw at the Big West Invitational.
2006: Won the conference championship with a mark of 183-02 in the discus to earn All-Big West honors ... Placed ninth at the NCAA Regional meet with a career-long 184-04 ... That mark currently stands as the ninth-best in 49er history ... Won the discus throw at the Stanford Invitational ("B") and the Big West Challenge ... Added a second-place performance at the Steve Scott Invite with a toss of 176-06 ... Also a Big West qualifier in the hammer, throwing a lifetime-best 178-03 for fifth at the league championships ... Recorded LBSU's eighth-longest indoor weight throw mark (53-03) at the NAU Quadrangular.
2005: Earned All-Big West honors in the discus ... Threw a season-best 173-06 for a third-place finish at the league championships ... Took 18th at the NCAA Regionals (166-05) ... Also a conference qualifier in the hammer throw ... Won the Long Beach Relay and finished in the top-three in six of nine meets .... Notched a lifetime-best 50-07.50 in the shot put ... Added a season-long 167-08 in the hammer at the Cal-Nevada Championships.
High School: Competed in track and field all four years at Burroughs High School ... Reached the CIF finals ... Garnered all-league honors three times in the shot put and once in the discus ... Left as the discus school-record holder at 203-05 ... Also ranked fifth in the shot put (57-09) ... Won the discus throw at the USTAF Junior Olympics ... Played football for two years.
Personal: Competed at the Junior Pan American Games in Windsor, Canada, during the summer of 2005 ... Won the bronze medal in the men's discus with a mark of 180-07 ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
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