The Beach had seven individuals, plus both men’s and women’s teams earn All-Academic recognition.
2016 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN
2016 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
2016 ALL-BIG WEST PERFORMER
LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 52-02.50
Hammer: 215-02 (3rd all-time)
LBSU INDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 49-07.25
Weight Throw: 61-01.25 (6th all-time)
2016 (Junior): Placed 24th in the hammer at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honorable mention recognition ... Advanced to nationals with a 10th-place finish at the West Prelims ... Threw for over 200 feet in eight of 13 meets ... Recorded a lifetime-best 215-02 to win the USC Trojan Invitational ... That mark ranks third in school history ... Also a Big West qualifier in the shot put and discus ... Notched a personal-best 52-02.50 in the shot put at the UCR Spring Track Classic ... Added a personal-record 157-00 in the discus at the Anteater 4-Way Meet ... Competed in two meets during the indoor season ... Came in third with a lifetime-best 61-01.25 in the weight throw at the UW Invitational ... Moved up four spots to No. 6 on the LBSU all-time charts ... Took eighth at the MPSF Championships (59-08.50) ... Named to the MPSF and Big West All-Academic Teams.
2015 (Sophomore): Finished fourth in the hammer throw at the Big West Championships (184-04) ... Registered a season-best 190-01 to place third at the Big West Challenge ... Added top-three performances at the Anteater 4-Way Meet, Jim Bush Collegiate Challenge and California Collegiate Invitational ... Also took fourth overall at the Beach Invitational with a toss of 189-09 ... Notched a season-best 143-02 in the discus at the Steve Scott Invitational and 51-05 in the shot put at the Anteater 4-Way Meet ... Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor campaign ... Had a season-best 56-10.25 to claim runner-up honors in the weight throw at the Lumberjack Team Challenge ... Also placed sixth in the shot put (49-00.25) ... Earned MPSF and Big West All-Academic honors.
2014 (Freshman): Had a top-10 finish in the hammer in eight of nine meets ... Scored at the Big West Championships with a season-best 177-11 ... Took third at the Steve Scott Invitational (172-09), Big West Challenge (173-10), Anteater 4-Way Meet (165-06) and RCC Quad Meet (170-10) ... Also posted a season-best 48-03.50 in the shot put at the Steve Scott Invite ... Garnered Big West All-Academic recognition.
2013 (Redshirt): Did not compete.
High School: Attended Ventura High School ... Runner-up in the shot put at the 2012 Channel League Championships ... Advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II Prelims ... Ranked fourth in Ventura County with a toss of 49-00.25 ... Also notched a pre-collegiate best of 138-08 in the discus ... Finished fifth in the shot put and seventh in the discus at the 2011 Channel League Finals.
Personal: Graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and political science in the spring of 2016 ... Currently working toward his master's degree.
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