2014 Canadian Champion - Javelin 2014 NCAA Runner-Up- Javelin 2014 SEC Champion- Javelin 2013 First Team All-America - Javelin 2013 Second Team All-SEC - Javelin 2012 First Team All-America - Javelin 2012 Second Team All-SEC - Javelin 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team - Javelin
2014 Indoor (Junior) - SEC Javelin Champion at home stadium ... NCAA Javelin Runner-Up ... 2014 Canadian Senior Javelin Champion ... First-Team All-American and First-Team All-SEC in the javelin ... broke the UK school record, and extended it multiple times -- including to76.72m/251'8" at the NCAA Championships, where he was narrowly eclipsed in the final round by Oregon's Sam Crouser competing in front of a home crowd ... USTFCCCA All-Academic selection. 2013 Outdoor (Sophomore) - Named a team captain ... USTFCCCA All-America selection for the second consecutive season as he placed fifth at the NCAA Championships ... SEC Javelin runner-up for the second year in a row, earning All-SEC honors in the process ... Top javelin throw 71.68 meters / 235' 2" was recorded in fifth-place showing at Texas Relays ... Has won three of the five javelin competitions he's entered ... Placed third at one of the nation's top throws competitions, the Triton Invitational hosted by UC-San Diego ... Competed in the discus once with a collegiate best throw 34.96 meters / 114' 8" coming at season-opening USF Bulls Invitational. Indoor (Freshman) - Competed in the shot put with a collegiate best 14.09 meters / 46' 2.75" being recorded at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.
2012 (Freshman) Outdoor - Earned All-America honors by virtue of his top-ten performance at the NCAA Championships ... Set the school javelin record (75.41 meters / 247'05") at Texas Relays in late March .... Placed second at the SEC Championships on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge to earn second-team All-SEC regonition as well as SEC All-Freshman honors ... Finished sixth in the javelin (74.04 meters / 242'11") at NCAA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.
High School Finished eighth in the javelin at the World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy in 2009 ... Finished in fifth in the javelin at the Pan American Junior Championships in 2011 ... Gold medalist in the senior javelin as a senior in the Ontario Federation of School Athletes Association Track and Field Championships ... Silver medalist in the senior javelin as a junior at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships ... Gold medal in the junior javelin as a sophomore at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships ... Coached by Kevin Knight ... Also a talented basketball player ... Member of student council, athletic council and student mentor program ... Prevalent member of the community, volunteering in the Optimist Club, Road Races, My Slovenian Cultural Club and church.
Personal Son of Ray and Joanne Dykstra ... Has one older brother, Joseph, and one younger brother, Thomas.