John Fortune

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Cleveland, Texas

    High School:
    Tarkington HS

    Height:
    6-2

    Event:
    Throws

    Experience:
    3L

    John Fortune

    • 2013 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
    • 2013 Conference USA Outdoor Champion - Shot Put
    • 2013 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    • 2012 Conference USA All-Academic Team
    • 2012 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    • 2011 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
    • 2011 Conference USA Spirit of Service Award
    • 2011 Conference USA Academic Medal recipient
    • 2011 Conference USA All-Academic Team
    • 2011 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    • 2010 Conference USA Academic Medal recipient
    • 2010 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Shot Put 17.64m (57-10.5) 1.13.12
    Weight Throw 16.74m (54-11.25) 1.31.14
    Outdoor Date
    Shot Put 17.90m (58-8.75) 5.9.13
    Discus 47.34m (155-4) 3.15.13
    Hammer 54.38m (178-5) 3.21.13

    2013-14 (Redshirt Senior)
    Indoor:
    Competed in five meets for the Cougars... Threw a collegiate best of 16.74m (54'-11.25") in the weight throw to place eighth during the Howie Ryan Invitational (Jan. 31-Feb. 1).

    Outdoor: Competed in six meets for the Cougars... Threw in the shot put, discus and hammer throw at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships... Finished eighth in the discus with a season best mark of 45.72m (150'-0").

    2012-13 (Senior)
    Indoor:
    Redshirted.

    Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the shot put... Was crowned the 2013 C-USA Outdoor Shot Put Champion with his personal best mark of 17.90m (58'-8.75")... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fourth straight season.

    2011-12 (Junior)
    Indoor:
    Competed in the shot put and weight throw... Threw a season best of 17.64m (1st) at the Leonard Hilton Invitational... Had four Top 3 finishes during the season in the shot put.

    Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus throw and the hammer throw... Threw a season best of 16.66m in the shot put at the SHSU Twilight meet... In the discus, Fortune threw a season best 42.92m twice, at the TCU Invitational and the SHSU Twilight meet... Threw a season best in the hammer throw of 49.95m (3rd) at the TCU Invitational.

    2010-11 (Sophomore)
    Indoor

    Texas A&M Reveille (Shot Put) - 51-7.25 - 2nd
    Leonard Hilton (Shot Put) - 52-9.50 - 4th
    Adidas Classic (Shot Put) - 52-1.25 - 11th
    Houston Invitational (Shot Put) - 50-11.50 - 9th
    A&M Conference Challenge (Shot Put) - 49-11.00 - 13th
    C-USA Championships (Shot Put) - 55-8.25* - 3rd

    Outdoor
    Spring Break Classic (Discus) - 147-4* - 12th
    Shirley Crowe (Discus) - 132-9 - 5th
    Victor Lopez (Discus) - 146-6 - 17th
    Bobcat Invite (Discus) - 138-3 - 12th
    Spring Break Classic (Shot Put) - 52-11 - 1st
    Victor Lopez (Shot Put) - 50-1.75 - 8th
    Shirley Crowe (Shot Put) - 52-0 - 1st
    Texas Relays (Shot Put) - 49-8.5 - 14th
    Texas State (Shot Put) - 54-1.75 - 1st
    LSU Alumni Gold (Shot Put) - 56-2* - 4th
    Bobcat Invite (Shot Put) - 49-8.5 - 4th
    C-USA (Shot Put) - 53-11.75 - 5th
    NCAA Prelims (Shot Put) - 51-9.25 - 38th

    2009-10 (Freshman)
    Indoor: Set personal best in the shot put at his first collegiate event with fourth place finish in the shot put (15.65m/51-4)... Placed sixth at the UH All Comers Meet in the shot put and set a personal best in the weight throw with 12.59m/41-3.75 toss.

    Outdoor: Redshirted

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Threw personal records in the discus (163-03) and shot put (59-08.75) to finish first in both events at the 2009 Region 3-3A Meet ... Finished second in the shot put at the 2009 Texas Relays with a mark of 57-00.75 ... At the 2009 Woodlands Regional Qualifier, placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 157-06 ... At the 2009 UIL Track Championships, finished sixth in the shot put (52-06.50) and seventh in the discus (149-10).

    PERSONAL
    Born on January 31, 1991 ... Full name is John Joseph Fortune ... Son of Walter and Bernadette Fortune... Parents are both teachers at Livingston High School... Father also coaches for the LHS football team (special teams coordinator and offensive line) and is the powerlifting coach... Valedictorian of his high school ... Hobbies include playing video games and chemistry.

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