AS A SOPHOMORE: In just his second year with the Irish, developed into one of the top throwers in school history … earned a BIG EAST indoor berth at season-opening Blue and Gold Invitational, winning the weight throw with a toss of 15.71m (51-6 ½) … improved that mark to 16.23m (53-3) at the Purdue Invitational and then 16.37m (53-8 ½) at the Notre Dame Invitational … established new career-best mark in the weight throw at the BIG EAST indoor meet, throwing 16.49m (54-1 ¼) for 11th place … posted strong showings in the hammer early in the outdoor season, winning both the Notre Dame Opener and the Miami (Ohio) Invitational … had a then-career-best performance at the Central Collegiate Championships, winning the hammer at 57.02m (187-1), the 10th-best distance in school history … made the sixth-best hammer throw in the Notre Dame record books at the Drake Relays (57.98m, 190-3) … had a career breakthrough at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, setting a school record and personal-best in the hammer (61.46m, 201-8) to take second place — mark not only clinched team title for Irish, but also earned Annen a berth in the NCAA Mideast Regional meet … capped off his season with a 22nd-place finish at the regional.
AS A FRESHMAN: Progressed well in the throws throughout the indoor and outdoor track seasons … placed 14th in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational with a 16.21m toss … scored BIG EAST points for the eventual team champion at the league meet … placed fifth in the weight throw with a career best throw of 16.48m (54-1) … competed in the hammer and discus throws during the outdoor campaign … at the Indy Relays took sixth in the discus (40.29m, 132-2) and third in the hammer (52.89m, 173-6) … improved his top mark in the hammer at the Central Collegiate Championship with a 53.26m (174-9) toss … set two career bests at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, throwing the discus 43.41m (142-5) and placing eighth in the hammer throw with a 55.94m (183-6) effort … earned all-BIG EAST honors at the outdoor league meet with a third-place showing in the hammer throw (52.66m, 172-9) … also competed in the discus at the BIG EAST meet, posting a throw of 41.16m (135-0) to earn 10th place … qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the hammer throw, recording a 53.96m (177-0) toss at the meet.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in track & field as a thrower at Orofino High School … ranked seventh and 12th nationally in the 25-pound indoor weight and hammer throw, respectively, his senior season … also achieved top-50 rankings in those events as a sophomore and junior … established Idaho state records in the weight and hammer throws his senior year … the hammer and weight throws are not sanctioned high school events in Idaho so he participated in them as part of a club sport … owns personal bests of 64-9 in the 25-pound weight, 193-2 in the hammer, 53-0 in the shot put, and 160-0 in the discus … conference champion and team captain his senior campaign … third-place showing at the 2004 Simplot Games … competed at the 2003 and 2004 Golden West Invitational, registering a fourth-place finish in 2004 … lettered in football as a kicker his freshman year of high school … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a pre-professional/psychology major.
|Career Track Bests|
|Weight Throw||16.49m (54-1 ¼)||2006 BIG EAST Championship|
|Hammer Throw||61.46m (201-8)*||2006 BIG EAST Championship|
|Discus||43.41m (142-5)||2005 Hillsdale Gina Relays|
(* – indicates school record)