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Dan Boyden
Position: Throws
Year: Junior
Hometown: Arlington, Wash.
High School: Arlington
Experience: 1 Letter

2015: Upped his career-bests in both the discus and shot put, and competed at both conference championships indoors and out … at the Pac-12 Championships, threw the discus 163-6 to finish 13th overall … had a PR in the discus of 166-8 at the UW-WSU Dual to finish second … also second in the discus at the Ken Shannon Invitational with a toss of 164-2 … fifth in the discus with a throw of 155-1 at the Pepsi Team Invitational … outdoors, had a best shot put of 52-3 ¼ at the Baldy Castillo Invite, taking 10th … indoors, had a big PR in the shot put at the MPSF Championships, going 54-10 to place 14th overall … also put the shot 52-1 at the Husky Classic … earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

Threw the discus and shot put in his first season, and was the team’s top discus thrower … competed at his first Pac-12 Championships, finishing 11th in the discus with a best toss of 164-7 … season-best discus throw of 165-0 came in a second-place finish at the Washington Open … second in the UW-WSU Dual in the discus with a toss of 153-5 … got a win at the Ken Shannon Invitational, throwing the disc 164-8 … best shot put mark was 48-1 ¼ at the Trojan Invitational … competed twice indoors in the shot put, with a best of 51-6 ¼ at the UW Indoor Preview, taking sixth.

High School and Personal:
Born in Arlington, Washington … parents are Dawn and John Boyden … has one older brother, Jeff … grandfather, Oren Campbell, attended UW and was editor of the student newspaper … one of the top throwers in the state of Washington, making the Washington 4A state finals in the shot put and the discus from 2011-13 … was the 4A state runner-up in the discus as a senior in 2013, and took fourth in the shot put, one spot behind fellow UW recruit Carey Campbell … set shot put PR of 58-5 ½ in winning the WesCo title, one of four conference titles he won in his career ... placed fifth in both the shot put and discus at the 2012 4A state championships ... won the 2012 WesCo league title in the discus with a personal-best throw of 181-8, which was the No. 2 mark of the year in Washington across all classifications ... also took eighth in the shot and fifth in the discus at the 2011 state meet as a sophomore ... a three-time district champion, sweeping both the shot and discus as a senior … third in the shot at the 2012 Golden West Invite in Sacramento … earned the Captain Award and Eagle Award as a senior … also lettered two years in basketball and was second team all-league in 2012 … graduated with a 3.5 GPA.

Major Meets
2014 Pac-12 - 11th, Discus
2015 MPSF - 14th, Shot Put
2015 Pac-12 - 13th, Discus

Outdoor Bests
Shot Put.......52-3 1/4

Indoor Bests
Shot Put….….54-10

Academic Honors
2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

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