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 Alek Grietens
Alek Grietens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nipomo, Calif.

High School:
Arroyo Grande

Event:
Throws


2008 (Senior): Indoor - Posted a personal-best mark in the weight throw at the Kentucky Invitational with a toss of 59-6.75 toss which is sixth all-time at UK ... At SEC Championships, finished ninth in the weight throw with a mark of 58-7.5. Outdoor - Did not compete.

2007 (Junior): Indoor - Notched a personal-best mark in the men's weight throw placing ninth at the SEC Indoors with a 59-4.25 toss which is fifth all-time at UK. Outdoor - Competed at the Mideast Regional in the hammer throw, finishing with a mark of 175-1 ... Earned the fourth-best toss in school history competing in the men's hammer throw with a throw of 184-10 the fourth he set a personal best in the event in the season at the Triton Invitational. As a result, he increased his personal record by nearly 12 feet since the beginning of the season.

2006 (Sophomore): Outdoor - Moved into sixth all-time in the hammer throw with a personal best and winning mark of 172-11 at the Mesa Classic ... Placed third and recorded a season best 161-10 in the discus at the Seminole Invitational.

2005 (Freshman): Outdoor - NCAA Regional Qualifier in the discus ... Competed at the USA Junior Championships in the discus ... Also threw the shot put for the Cats.

High School: Placed fourth at the 2004 California State Championships in the discus ... Nationally ranked with a throw of 189-4 in the discus ... Played defensive tackle, earning All-League Central California honors.

Personal: Full name is Aleksandrs Konstantine Grietens ... Born Feb. 7, 1986 ... Parents are Tina and Vilnis (Bob) Grietens ... Major is Arts and Sciences - Geology.

Personal Bests: Discus - 189-4; Shot Put - 59-4.25; Hammer Throw - 184-10; Weight Throw 59-6.75.

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