2016 American Athletic Conference Indoor Champion - Shot Put
First Team All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put
American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week - April 20, 2016
|Shot Put/td>||18.58m (60-11.5)||2.29.16|
|Weight Throw||15.50m (50-10.25)||1.16.15|
|Shot Put||18.28m (59-11.75)||4.23.16|
|Hammer Throw||50.56m (165-10)||3.26.16|
Did not compete for the Cougars during the 2016-17 season due to redshirt.
Indoor: Won the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship in the shot put with a personal best makr of 18.58m (60'11.5")...Won the shot put at the Charlie Thomas Invitational when he threw 17.69m (58'0.5")...Finished fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 15.41m (50'6.75") at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational.
Outdoor: Set a new outdoor best in the shot put with a mark of 18.09m at the Mt. SAC Relays where he finished third among collegiates and earn American Conference Field Athlete of the Week Honors...Opened the outdoor season with a trio of events at the UTSA Invitational, winning the shot put at 17.83m (58'6"), while taking ninth in the hammer throw (165'10") and 15th in the discus (43.57m).
Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational and made an immediate impact with a second place 18.05m throw in the shot put.
Outdoor: Competed in the throws for Houston in five meets during the outdoor season...Scored points for the Cougars at The American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with his sixth place finish in the shot put and a mark of 16.57m (54'-4.5")...Set an outdoor personal record in the shot put at the Texas Relays where he finished fourth with a mark of 17.01m (55'-9.75")...Opened the season with a fourth place finish in the discus at 37.60m (123'-4") at the TSU Relays.
Two time state champion in the shot put (2013, 2014)...Personal best throw of 65'7.5" in the shot put and 176'6" in the Discus...Runner up Silver medalist in the 2012 State Shot Put competition
Full name is Felipe Emmanuel Valencia...Son of Eduardo and Orfelinda Valencia, Has one brother and three sisters...enjoys watching Netflix...Majoring in Kinesiology