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Mat Schwinn
Mat Schwinn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Castle Rock, Wash.

High School:
Castle Rock

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
01/14/1980

Experience:
3V

2001-02: Led all Huskies in both the discus and hammer events for the second-consecutive season ... was the team’s third-rated shot putter ... notched an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the discus with a career-best heave of 181-8 in a victory at the WSU Dual ... took eighth in the event at the conference meet with a mark of 175-9 ... entered nine discus competitions during the regular season, winning five, including both dual-meet competitions ... never finished below third in any hammer competition in 2002, with a best mark of 155-2 at the Oregon Dual ... over a seven-week span, from Mar. 30 to May. 18, finished in the top-five in every event he entered ... indoors, notched UW’s ninth-best mark of all time in the weight throw, going 53-9 at the Vandal Indoor meet ... also competed indoors in the shot put, with a best mark of 49-3 in a fifth-place finish at the UW Invite.

2000-2001: Returned from a redshirt season to lead the squad in the discus and hammer ... also competed in the shot put ... bested the Pac-10 qualifying standard with a career-best discus mark of 167-8 at the Oregon Dual ... was 12th in the event at the conference meet with a mark of 159-6 ... won a pair of discus titles, at the Ohio Quad (161-1) and the Ken Foreman Invitational (163-3) ... placed as high as third on three separate occasions in the hammer throw ... season-best hammer mark of 156-3 came at the Ohio Quad ... heaved the shot just once, placing seventh at the Ohio Quad with a 43-11 1/4 ... focused solely on the weight throw during the indoor season, finishing 15th at the MPSF Championships with a throw of 47-6 1/4 ... top mark of the season was a 52-foot throw in a fifth-place finish at the Idaho Scoring meet.

1999-2000: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

1998-99: Ranked second on the squad to All-American Ben Lindsey in the shot put, discus and hammer throw ... recorded best shot put mark of 45-5 1/4 at the San Diego State Quad, placing sixth ... tallied longest discus throw of 157-3 in a fifth-place finish at the Washington Tri-Meet ... placed fourth in the hammer at the Washington State dual with a season-best mark of 151-0 ... competed indoors in the shot put and weight throw ... personal-best 47-7 weight mark was Huskies’ season-best.

High School and Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1980 in Longview, Wash. ... parents are Jackie and Paul ... won state championships in the discus in 1997 and 1998 ... was runner-up at state in 1996 ... earned consecutive league and district championships in the discus in each of his last three seasons ... top high school discus mark was 174 feet ... took third place in the 1996 Junior Olympic Nationals with a throw of 163 feet ... was sixth in the event at the Junior Olympic meet in 1994 ... recognized as the team’s top thrower in each of his last three years ... won the coaches’ award as a freshman ... voted the team’s most improved athlete his sophomore season ... a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete ... four-year letterwinner in basketball ... also lettered in soccer and football.

UW Career Bests
Shot Put....... 48-2 3/4
Discus....... 181-8
Hammer....... 156-3M
Shot Put (indoor)....... 49-3
Weight Throw (indoor)....... 53-9

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