49ers continue to post top marks
Nearly 2,000 individuals and 3,000 entries anticipated in 2013 Beach Invite
LBSU will also host the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College, April 19-20
Senior co-captain won the shot put and hammer at the Big West Challenge
49er men take first, women place second
2013: NCAA West Preliminary qualifier ... Earned All-Big West honors with a runner-up performance in the shot put (57-06.25) at the conference championships ... Also scored in the hammer throw (7th) ... Was a double winner at the Big West Challenge, taking top honors in the hammer (187-09) and in the shot put with a personal-record 59-01.25 ... His shot put distance ranks sixth in program history ... Notched a lifetime-best 191-06 in the hammer at the Ben Brown Invitational ... Two-time Big West Men's Field Athlete of the Week honoree ... Competed in the weight throw (52-00.5) at the Air Force Team Challenge during the indoor season.
2012: Point-scorer in the hammer throw at the Big West Championships ... Finished fifth overall (180-04) ... Established a then lifetime-best 182-01 to place fifth at the UCI Spring Break Invitational ... Also took fifth at the Big West Challenge ... Added top-10 performances at the Cal-Nevada Championships (179-07) and Steve Scott Invitational (181-06).
Golden West College: Competed two years at Golden West College ... Won the shot put at the 2010 California Community College State Championships with a toss of 54-10.25 ... Earned All-America honors as he finished third in the nation in the shot put ... Left as the school-record holder in the hammer throw (157-09) and ranked second in the shot put.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Los Alamitos High School ... Led the Griffins to a pair of Sunset League titles ... Tabbed the squad's most outstanding athlete in 2008 ... Left as the school-record holder in the shot put (55-01) and discus (155-04) ... Also won four letters in football.
Personal: Both parents attended Long Beach State ... Majoring in American studies.