- Mario Ariet
- Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz)
CAREER VICTORIES: 1
Javelin: 68.10m/223-5, 2009 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
2009 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Wins: 1 (o) War Eagle Invitational javelin (66.41m/217-10) … An NCAA East Regional qualifier … Second in the javelin championship at the Penn Relays Carnival (67.02m/219-10) … Picked up his first collegiate victory at the War Eagle Invitational, capturing the javelin event (66.41m/217-10) … Placed second in the javelin at the Pepsi Florida Relays with a personal-best toss (68.11m/223-5).
2008 AS A FRESHMAN: Qualified for the U.S. Junior Championships in the javelin … Posted a personal-best of 60.87m/199-8.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 158-9 (DT) and 48-7 (SP) … Competed in track & field only as a senior at Buchholz … Class 4A District 1 discus champion (155-9.50) in 2007 … Also took third in discus at Class 4A Region 1 meet (150-7) … Earned Field Athlete of the Year at Buchholz … Also a defensive end and linebacker on the football team … Collected honorable mention all-state and first-team all-area accolades in football … Posted the highest GPA on the team as a senior … Helped lead the Buchholz weightlifting team to a county championship in 2006.
MAJOR: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering