2000-01: Was Washington’s second-ranked competitor in the shot, with a season-best mark of 47-4 1/4 in a third-place finish at the season-opening Washington Preview meet ... finished below eighth in the event just once in five competitions ... was third on the squad in both the discus and hammer throw ... top discus mark of 140-3 earned 11th place at the Pelluer Invitational ... threw the hammer just once, placing ninth with a mark of 128-8 at the Ken Foreman Invitational ... threw the shot during the indoor season ... had best indoor mark of 43-2 1/2 in a 10th-place finish at the Early Bird Invitational.
High School and Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1981 in Tacoma ... parents are Marilyn and Edward ... has an older brother, Patrick, who swims for Texas Christian University ... earned a pair of top-10 finishes at the 2000 Washington state meet in the discus (fifth) and shot put (ninth) ... also placed fifth in the shot, 13th in the discus at state his junior season ... was 14th in the discus at the 1997 state meet ... was the 1999 district champion in the discus ... received the Coaches’ Award his junior year, and was voted MVP by his teammates the following season ... a four-year track letterwinner ... lettered sophomore through senior years in football ... also lettered in water polo, basketball and volleyball ... led volleyball squad to a third-place finish at the Junior Nationals in New Orleans his junior season.
UW Career Bests
Shot Put....... 47-4 1/4
Shot Put (indoor)....... 43-2 1/2