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Nick Budincich
Position: Throws
Other Position: Throws
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sierra Madre, Calif.
High School: Loyola
Major: Science, technology & society
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Career Bests (thru the end of the 2014 collegiate season:

Discus: 178-9 (54.27m)
Shot Put: 51-6 1/2 (15.71m)

At Stanford: Established himself as one of the top young discus throwers in the conference.

2014 Season: Outdoors -- Placed fifth in the Pac-12 in the discus with a PB of 178-1 ... was the only competitor from the first flight to advance to the finals ... improved on his two-week-old PB of 171-1 from the Payton Jordan Invitational by nearly seven feet ... advanced to the NCAA West Prelims for the first time, throwing 171-9, but did not advance ... set PB of 51-6 1/2 in the shot put by placing fifth at Payton Jordan ... opened with a 163-2 in the discus and 47-0 1/4 in the shot at the Cal Outdoor Opener ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Indoors -- Did not compete.

2013 Season: Outdoors - Steadily progressed throughout the season in both the shot put and discus ... placed eighth in the discus at the Pac-12 Championships with a personal best 171-0 ... had a personal best shot put of 49-10 at the Jim Click Shootout ... was fourth in the Big Meet in the discus (167-8) and fifth in the shot (48-7 1/4). Indoors - Did not compete.

High School: Led Loyola High School of Los Angeles to the Nike Nationals in Eugene, Ore., with a personal-best shot put of 61-10 1/2 ... second at the 2011 California state championships in the discus at 178-5 after throwing 182-9 in the prelims ... set a Los Angeles County meet record with a throw of 192-1 in 2012 ... received the Ed Castellanos Award for dedication for his accomplishments in track and field ... helped his team win its fifth consecutive CIF Southern Section Division II championship.

Personal: Majoring in science, technology, and society ... received awards for the highest achievement in math and science studies at Loyola.