- Kemal Mesic
- Sarajevo, Bosnia (Cantom Sarajevo)
CAREER VICTORIES: 3
Shot Put: 19.53m/64-1, 2011 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Shot Put: 19.69m/64-7, 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Discus: 56.87m/186-7, 2009 Seminole Twilight Invitational, Tallahassee, Fla.
HONORS: (five-time All-American, SEC Champion) 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships, shot put; 2011 SEC Indoor Champion, shot put; 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, shot put; 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, shot put; 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, shot put; 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships, shot put.
2011 AS A SENIOR (JUNIOR INDOORS): SEC Indoor shot put champion, charting a school record of 19.53m/64-1 … Earned Second Team All-America honors by placing 11th in the NCAA Indoor Championships’ shot put competition (18.61m/61-0.75)
2010 AS A JUNIIOR (SOPHOMORE INDOORS): An All-America recipient in both the indoor and outdoor men’s shot put … Recorded the second-best men’s shot put toss in school history en route to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor Championship … Charted a then-personal-best mark of 19.26m/63-2.25 … Became the first person in school history to win the men’s shot put championship at the Penn Relays Carnival.
2009 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN INDOORS): Participated in the World University Games … Earned outdoor All-America honors, claiming a third-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a personal-best toss (19.68m/64-7) … Finished third in the shot put at the NCAA East Regional (19.00m/62-4) … Third in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships (18.83m/61-9.50) and seventh in the discus (50.74m/166-6) … Charted the ninth-best discus throw in school history (56.88m/186-7) in finishing second in the event at the Seminole Twilight Invitational … Became just the second person in school history to throw better than 64 feet in the men’s shot put, finishing second in that event (19.52m/64-0.50) … Won his first outdoor meet of the season, capturing the shot put at the Pepsi Florida Relays (19.43m/63-9) … Named the SEC Male Field Athlete of the Week after the Florida Relays … Placed fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put with a collegiate-best mark (19.10m/62-8) … Was the top-finishing underclassmen at that event, moving into sole possession of fourth-place on the school’s all-time indoor shot put list … Second in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Qualifier (18.76m/61-6.75) … Sat out much of the indoor season with an injury before posting a third-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships (18.15m/59-6.75) … Turned in a then-personal-best indoor shot put mark in his first collegiate meet, the Kentucky Invitational (18.91m/62-0.50).
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: A member of the Bosnian National Team … Part of Florida’s No. 1 recruiting class as judged by Track & Field News … Personal bests of 18.75m in the shot put and 55.17m in the discus throw … Participated in the 2008 European Cup … Finished second in the shot put at the 2008 Balkan Championships in Zagreb, Croatia … Very experienced at the international level.