AS A SENIOR: Competed in 15 meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field season … specialized in four throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer and weight) … finished in first place in the hammer throw (55.40m) and second in the discus (47.98m) at the Polytan Invitational … placed second in the hammer throw (55.05m) and third in the discus (47.25m) at the 47th Annual Hillsdale College GINA Relays … finished third and achieved a personal best in the weight throw (18.87m) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … at the indoor Blue and Gold Invitational finished first in the weight throw (17.77m) … achieved a personal best in the hammer throw (56.23m) at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a spot on the Dean[apos]s List during the 2012 fall semester … was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Participated in 15 meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … made it to the NCAA East Preliminary Round in discus with a hurl of 50.96m … earned all-BIG EAST honors in the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a third place finish (51.95m) … was champion in the weight throw (16.91m) at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational … earned a personal record in discus (53.00m), hammer (48.81m) and weight throw (18.21m) during the season … earned six top-five finishes in discus on the year … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in all four throwing events during second season (shot put, discus, hammer and weight throw) … best shot put throw came at the Meyo Invitational (15.53m), good for second in finals flight and 11th overall … placed third at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in the discus throw with best mark of the season at 47.66m … brought home ninth in the hammer throw at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational with best distance in that event (48.52m) … earned best weight throw of the year at the Notre Dame Invitational, hitting a mark of 15.78m and finishing seventh overall … finished fourth in the discus at the Gina Relays with a mark of 47.47m.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started Notre Dame career at the Blue and Gold Invitational in the shot put (12.51m) … competed in the weight throw (11.85m) and shot put (13.56m) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … two personal bests at the Notre Dame Invitational: weight throw (13.30m) and shot put (13.84m) … had a throw of 13.44m in the shot put at the Meyo Invitational … launched a 13.32m shot put throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational … threw 14.47m in the shot put 14.47m and 46.36m in the discuss throw at the Arizona State Invitational … marked a 46.34m discuss throw at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … had a discus throw of 46.97m and a shot put of 14.93m, a personal best, at the Border Battle … nabbed a personal best in the discuss throw at the Dave Ranking Invitational (47.02m) and threw the shot put 14.79m … concluded season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, throwing the shot put 14.83m and the discus 44.52m.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letter winner in track & field and football at Holy Trinity (N.Y.) … thrower in track & field … linebacker in football … conference champion during junior and senior campaigns of track & field … has a long list of accomplishments during his senior season: regional champion, state champion, nationally ranked and team captain … all-conference, all-city and all-state selection during senior campaign … team captain in football as a junior … held disus record at time of graduation at high school … member of the National Honor Society and jazz band … born in Garden City, N.Y. … son of Anthony and Mamie … has one sibling … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting.