2000-01: Competed in the shot, discus and hammer events during the outdoor season ... won the shot with a season-best put of 50-11 1/2 at the Ken Foreman Invitational ... mark was tops on the team in 2001 ... also earned victories in the event at the Washington Preview Meet and the Salzman Invitational ... took fifth in the discus with a mark of 137-9 at the Ohio Quad ... had career-best discus throw of 138-8 at the WSU Dual to place sixth overall in the event ... competed once in the hammer, throwing 120-0 in a seventh-place finish at the Ohio Quad ... during the indoor season, qualified for the MPSF Championship meet in the shot put with a mark of 49-4 1/4 in a second-place finish at the McDonald’s II Invitational ... placed 16th at the conference meet with a season-best 50-3 1/4 throw ... lone weight throw of the season was a 42-11 mark in a ninth-place finish at the Air Force Classic. 1999-2000: Placed 12th at the Pac-10 Championships in the shot put (49-4 1/4) as a freshman ... recorded season-best shot put of 52-6 3/4 at the Oregon Dual, ranking him second overall on the squad during the season ... the third-best UW hammer and discus thrower notching marks of 127-3 (hammer) and 128-10 (discus).
High School and Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1980 in Edmonds ... parents are Lynn and Tim ... has an older sister, Stephanie ... lettered four years as a shot putter at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, Wash., under coach Art Kuehn ... placed fifth in the shot at the 1997 state championships, was the runner-up in 1998 and finished third as a senior in 1999 ... tossed the shot 57-7 as a senior ... also lettered three years in football and one season in basketball ... a second-team All-KingCo lineman his senior season of football ... prep teammate Will Miller is on the track team at Washington State ... interested in becoming a teacher.
UW Career Bests
Shot Put....... 52-6 3/4
Shot Put (indoor)....... 51-6 1/4
Weight (indoor)....... 42-11