The Beach had seven individuals, plus both men’s and women’s teams earn All-Academic recognition.
2016 NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER
TWO-TIME ALL-BIG WEST PERFORMER
LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 46-03.25
Discus: 190-02 (7th all-time)
Hammer: 207-07 (6th all-time)
LBSU INDOOR BESTS
Weight Throw: 67-09.50 (School Record)
2016 (Junior): NCAA West Preliminary qualifier and Big West runner-up in the discus and hammer throw ... Took second in the discus with a personal-record 190-02 at the USC Trojan Invitational ... That mark ranks seventh in school history ... Also finished second at the UCR Spring Track Classic (181-03) ... Reached 200 feet in the hammer six times ... Set a then lifetime-best 203-04 at UCR ... Bettered that mark with a toss of 207-07 to place third at the Steve Scott Invitational and move up to No. 6 on the LBSU all-time charts ... Came within three inches of his PR at the Big West Championships (207-04) ... Finished 13th out of 48 at the NCAA West Prelims ... Runner-up in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships with an indoor program-record 67-09.50.
Junior College: Three-time All-American at American River College ... Earned the award twice in the hammer and once in the discus ... Finished third in both events at the 2015 California State Championships ... Claimed runner-up honors in the hammer at the Northern California Community College Championships ... Helped his squad win the 2014 Nor Cal meet with a first-place finish in the hammer and a third-place finish in the discus ... Led the Beavers to back-to-back Big 8 Conference titles ... Won the hammer as a sophomore and took third as a freshman ... Ranks among the top-10 in program history in the hammer (194-00) and discus (168-00).
High School: Lettered in track & field and football at Placer High School ... Helped the Hillmen to three Placer Valley League championships ... Won the individual title in the discus in 2012 and 2013.
Personal: Majoring in American studies.
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