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2015 NCAA West Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
2015 Outdoor All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put 2015 American Athletic Conference Champion- Shot Put 2015 All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put
2014 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put 2014 All-American Conference Outdoor Team - Shot Put 2014 American Conference Indoor Champion - Shot Put 2014 All-American Conference Indoor Team - Shot Put USTFCCCA Top 10 Under 20 - Shot Put
2014-15 (Sophomore) Indoor: Repeated as American Athletic Conference Champion in the men's shot put with a toss of 18.11m (59-5) and earned All-American Athletic Conference honors...Threw the shot in eight meets for Houston this season...Set a new personal record and logged the 10th best mark on the NCAA Shot Put list at the Houston Indoor Opener when he tossed 18.65m (61-2.25).
Outdoor: NCAA West Regional Qualifier in the shot put...Took silver at the 2015 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a season best throw of 17.95m, earning him all-conference honors in the event...Finished ninth at the 2015 Penn Relays with a mark of 17.29m...Opened the outdoor season with a win in the shot put at the TSURelays with a throw of 16.73m...Threw the shot in seven meets for Houston in 2015.
2013-14 (Freshman) Indoor: Competed in six meets this season as a Cougar... Opened with a 17.61m (57-9.5) throw at the Houston Indoor Opener (Jan. 11)... Named to the USTFCCCA Top 10 under 20 shot put list with that top mark... Won the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor shot put Championship with a personal best throw of 17.68m (58-0.25)... Enters the Top five all time list in the men's shot put.
Outdoor: Competed in all 11 meets for the Cougars... Qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the shot put... Finished second at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a personal best throw of 18.36m (60'-3")... Named to the All-American Athletic Conference team... Also competed in the discus in five meets and javelin at one meet... threw a season best of 42.82m (140'-6") in the discus at the UTSA Invitational.
Participated in four years of varsity track and field... Broke a 27-year-old Shot Put record for Deer Park High School...Holds two teen National Records in the Log Press Event.
Son of Brach Cornelius and Penny Smith.. Majoring in Fitness and Sport... Life goal of becoming a college-level strength and conditioning coach... His biggest influences are his dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Zydrunas Savickas.