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Juan Romero
Juan Romero

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Renton, Wash.

High School:
Lindbergh HS

Position:
Javelin

Experience:
2V

Earned a fifth year after redshirting the 2005 season ... a top-10 Pac-10 finisher in 2003 and 2004 ... improved his career best in each of his first three seasons.

2004-05: Opened the season with a win at the UW Outdoor Preview, before shutting down for the year with an injury ... returned at the Ken Shannon Invite to throw unattached, achieving a season-best 192-1.

2003-04: Placed eighth at the Pac-10 meet with a career-best toss of 208-9, more than seven feet beyond his previous best ... throw was 16 feet better than his previous season-best ... threw the javelin just seven times in 2004, placing sixth or higher five times.

2002-03: Earned first-career Pac-10 Championships bid with a season-best throw of 201-1 at the Ken Shannon Invite ... placed 10th in the javelin at the Pac-10 meet, with a throw of 185-4 ... won the event at the Ken Foreman Invite ... also earned top-five finishes at the Stanford and Pomona-Pitzer Invites.

2001-02: One of four javelin competitors for Washington in 2002 ... took sixth in the event at the U.S. Junior National Championships in June with a throw of 191-9 ... posted season-best throw of 192-5 in a fifth-place finish a the WSU Dual ... top individual finish was second, at the season-opening Salzman Invitational.

High School and Personal: Parents are Carmen and Sal ... has an older brother and two older sisters ... posted top-10 finishes at the state championship meet in each of his last three seasons at Lindbergh ... top state finish was third, in a personal-best 194-6, as a junior in 2000 ... was seventh in the event at state his senior year, eighth as a sophomore ... placed fourth in the javelin at the Pasco Invitational in 2001 ... led team to three top-10 state finishes and a league championship, in 2001 ... an expert in the martial art of jiu-jitsu ... earned state amateur titles in the sport in 1998 and 1999 ... was also a four-year letterman in football.

Collegiate Best Marks
Javelin....... 208-9

Washington Track & Field
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