CAREER VICTORIES: 7
Shot Put: 18.07m/59-3.50, 2006 Florida Fast Times, Gainesville, Fla.
Weight Throw: 17.74m/58-2.50, 2006 SEC Indoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
Shot Put: 18.19m/59-8.25, 2006 Miami Elite Invitational, Coral Gables, Fla.
Discus: 57.50/188-8, 2006 SEC Outdoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Hammer Throw: 58.75m/192-9, 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
HONORS (All-American, One-time SEC champion) 2006 NCAA Outdoor All-American - discus; 2006 SEC Outdoor champion - discus.
2006 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN INDOORS): Wins (6): (o) SEC Championships discus (67.50/188-8); Drake Relays discus (56.63m/185-9); Miami Elite Invitational shot put (18.19m/59-8.25); discus (56.23m/184-6); hammer throw (56.99m/187-0); (i) Florida Fast Times shot put (18.07m/59-3.50) … Bests of 18.19m/59-8.25 (shot put), 17.74m/58-2.50 (weight throw), 57.50m/188-8 (discus) and 58.75m/192-9 (hammer throw) … Competed in 13 meets (six indoors, seven outdoors) … Finished ninth in discus at NCAA Outdoor Championships with mark of 55.42m/181-10 to earn first All-America honor of career … Advanced to NCAAs for second-straight season with fifth-place finish in discus (56.35m/184-10) at NCAA East Regional … Also took seventh in shot put with mark of 17.77m/58-3.75 … Scored 18 points at SEC Outdoor Championships by winning discus with PR (57.50m/188-8), taking fourth in shot put (17.55m/57-7) and finishing sixth in hammer throw (58.39m/191-7 … Mark in discus was eighth-best in school history … Won discus at Drake Relays with mark of 56.63/185-9 … Also notched regional mark in shot put to take fifth (17.75m/58-3) … Picked up three victories and three regional marks at Miami Elite Invitational … Won shot put with sixth-best throw in school history (18.19m/59-8.25), discus with mark of 56.23m/184-6 and hammer throw with toss of 56.99m/187-0 … Added pair of regional marks to resume at Texas Relays … Took fourth in section B shot put with mark of 17.53m/57-6.25 and seventh in section A of discus with toss of 55.46m/181-11 … Named SEC Field Athlete of Week (4-4-06) after performance at Diet Pepsi Classic … Posted three regional marks in each event at Diet Pepsi Classic … Took second in shot put (18.13m/59-5.75), second in discus (55.03m/180-6) and third in hammer throw (58.75m/192-9) … Earned first indoor win of career with ninth-best throw in school history in shot put (18.07m/59-3.50) at Florida Fast Times … Took sixth in both the shot put (17.55m/57-7) and weight throw (17.74m/58-2.50) at SEC Indoor Championships … Both marks were career bests, while toss in weight throw was sixth in school history … Finished second in shot put (17.51m/57-5.50) at Gator Invitational … Took second at first indoor meet of UF career in weight throw (16.73m/54-10.75) and was fifth in shot put (16.31m/53-6.25) at Florida Intercollegiate.
2005 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (o) Miami Gatorade Classic discus (56.35m/184-10) … Best of 56.35m/184-10 (discus) and 16.83m/55-2.75 (shot put) … Competed in seven meets (all outdoors) … Capped freshman season by taking 17th in discus at NCAA Championships with toss of 54.17m/177-9 … Advanced to nationals by taking fifth in discus at NCAA East Regional Championships with mark of 54.03m/177-3 … Fourth in discus at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships with mark of 52.94m/173-8 … Also finished 11th in shot put with throw of 15.76m/51-8.50 … Notched third straight NCAA regional mark with throw of 51.77m/169-10 in discus to finish eighth at Penn Relays … Tallied pair of regional marks and claimed first win of career at Miami Gatorade Classic … Won discus with throw of 56.35m/184-10 and took second in shot put with mark of 16.83m/55-2.75 … Posted first regional mark of career in discus by throwing 53.40m/175-2 at Texas Relays to finish fifth.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 203-6 in discus and 65-8.25 in shot put … Two-time Florida Class 3A state champion in both the shot put and discus … Re-set own state record in discus with a throw of 203-6 at the 2004 meet … Won shot put in 2004 with throw of 65-8.25 … Scored all 20 of high school's points in 2003 with state title in discus (202-8) and shot (59-6) … Finished second in shot put (57-6.50) and third in discus (170-2) at state meet in 2002 … As a freshman, finished second in discus (173-10) and third in shot put (52-8) in 2001 … Junior Olympic national champion in discus … Coached by Wade Taylor and Fred Stockbarger … 2004 graduate of Charlotte High School.
MAJOR: Sport Management