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2011 Men's Track & Field Roster

Douglas Nelson

Tampa, Fla. (Sickles)



Ind: Junior, Out: Junior

Tampa, Fla. (Sickles HS)

BD: 6/2/87 (Cleveland, Ohio)




Javelin: 66.22m/217-3, 2009 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.


2009 AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in five meets (five outdoor) An NCAA East Regional qualifier, placing 12th at the regional meet Third in the javelin championship at the Penn Relays Carnival (65.30m/214-2) Placed second in the javelin at the War Eagle Invitational (65.62m/215-3) Fourth in the javelin at the Pepsi Florida Relays with a personal-best throw (66.22m/217-3).


2008 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Best of 65.56m/215-1 (javelin) Competed in seven outdoor meets Was 10th at the NCAA East Regional with a throw of 62.43m/204-10 in the javelin Finished fifth in javelin at SEC Outdoor Championships with toss of 65.33m/214-4 Improved PR in javelin to 65.56m/215-1 at Pepsi Florida Relays, finishing third and moving into fifth place on all-time school list Moved into sixth place on all-time UF javelin chart with runner-up toss of 63.34m/207-10 at Snowbird Invitational The effort was also an NCAA regional-qualifying mark.


2007 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.


HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 48-6 in shot put and 175-6 in discus Claimed 2006 Class 4A Region 2 discus title with toss of 149-11 on final throw Took fourth at 2006 Florida Class 4A state meet with mark of 151-8 Was track team captain in 2006 Set high school record in discus and shot put Also played football Wendy's High School Heisman nominee 2006 graduate of Sickles High School.


BEYOND THE STATS: Born Douglas Gregory Nelson on June 2, 1987, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Greg and Roxanne Nelson Has one older brother who played football at Elmhurst College Father also played football and participated in track at Elmhurst college Mother was a semi-professional figure skater Enjoys fishing and going to the beach Favorite athletic memory was winning 2006 regional title because he was fifth before his final throw Admires Adam Nelson because of his intensity and because he is personable Also considered South Florida.


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