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  Nick Welihozkiy
Nick Welihozkiy

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, VA

High School:
West Springfield

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
02/12/1981

Honors:
All-American

Stanford: All-American hammer thrower will conclude his indoor eligibility in the 35-lb weight throw.

2003 Track & Field Season (Senior): The NCAA West Regional champion in the hammer throw ... Named All-American after placing ninth in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 215-7 (65.72m) ... The runner-up in the hammer throw at the Pac-10 Championships with a personal best throw of 221-1 (67.38m) ... Finished 12thn in the 35-lb weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Threw a best of 68-7 1/4 in the 35-lb weight throw, the second best throw all time at Stanford.

2002 Track & Field Season (Junior): The runner-up in the hammer (198-5, 60.48m) at the Pac-10 Championships for the second consecutive season... Was a Pac-10 qualifier in the discus with a career best of 170-6 ... Set an indoor school record in the 35-pound weight with a toss of 67-9 (20.65m).

2001 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): Finished second in the hammer throw at the Pac-10 Championships with a personal best and NCAA provisional toss of 201-6 ... Recorded five performances over 200 feet, including a winning throw of 201-5 in the Big Meet ... Had a season best of 168-8 in the discus at the Penn Relays.

2000 Track & Field (Freshman): Stanford's top hammer thrower ... Threw a season-best 200-4 at the Hayward Relays, third-best ever for a freshman at Stanford ... Finished second in the hammer (196-3) and sixth in the discus (162-10) at the U.S. Junior National Championships ... Finished ninth in the hammer (191-4) at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile.

High School: Competed with the nation's elite in the shot put, discus and hammer throws ... Threw 60-1 in the shot put, 193-2 in the discus and 228-2 in the hammer ... An eight-time All-American ... A three-time Virginia state champion ... The 1998-00 USATF Junior National runner-up in the hammer ... Competed for the United States at the 1999 Junior Pan Am Games ... Finished third in the hammer at the 1999 Junior Pan Am Games.

Cardinal Catalogue: Economics major ... Parents are Toli and Jan Welihozkiy ... A 2001 Pacific-10 track & field All-Academic selection ... A 2001 MPSF Indoor track & field All-Academic selection ... Born February 12, 1981.

Collegiate Career Bests: Hammer (221-1, 67.38m); Discus (178-10, 54.52m)


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