Two-time All-ACC (2004 and 2005 Outdoor - Hammer)
Collegiate Bests: Hammer (200'4"), Discus (162'2"), Shot put (52'0.5")
2005: Outdoor - Made his third regional appearance in as many seasons... moved into second place in the hammer on FSU's all-time list with a throw of 200'4" (61.07m)... earned All-ACC honors for his third place finish... prior to that, his season-best was 193'2" in an event win in the gold division of the FSU Relays... every throw this season was better than the regional standard... rated the 11th best thrower in the east region, entering the meet... instrumental in FSU's ACC Outdoor and NCAA East Region Championship team titles.. threw 191'1" (58.25m) to take eighth place at the regional championship... recorded a career-best mark in the shot put, tossing 52'0.5" (15.86m) for tenth place at the league meet... won the hammer and discus events at the FSU Relays and Snowbird Invitational... finished 13th in the conference in the javelin at the ACC Championships... Indoor - Team leader in the weight throw... posted a season-best distance of 63'3.25" (19.25m) in taking second at the Gator Invitational... narrowly missed All-ACC honors with a fourth place finish of 57'7" (17.55m)... won the event at the Florida Intercollegiates, posting a mark of 62'2.25" (18.95m).
2004: Outdoor - Added depth to the Tribe's throwing group, leading the hammer throw event...only returning Seminole thrower to score during the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships...posted a personal best mark of 195'5" (59.57m) at the NCAA East Regional meet, good for tenth place and second place all-time...scored in three events for FSU at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships...fi nished in second place in the hammer throw posting a mark of 192'7"...recorded an eighth place finish in the discus... posted a 51'1.5" (15.58m) mark in the shot put at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, good for seventh place...held the top eight distances in the hammer on the Seminoles squad...won the hammer throw at the Seminole Invite in a throw of 190' (57.92m)...took fourth at the Florida Relays in a then-personal best mark of 191'10" (58.48m)... Indoor - Posted three of the top six marks in the weight throw including a seventh place fi nish in the weight throw at the conference indoor meet...threw 56'3.25" (17.15m) at the ACC Championships meet...opened the year with his second farthest throw of the season, a 55'9.25" (17.00m) during the preliminary fl ight of the Clemson Opener...recorded a throw of 55'7.25" (16.95m) at the Clemson Invite for a fourth place finish.
2003: Outdoor - Earned a regional berth in the hammer achieving a personal best mark of 182' 6" (55.63m) at the Seminole Twilight meet...at the East Regional, placed 20th with a throw of 172' 11.5" (52.72m)...finished fourth at the ACC Outdoor Championships earning valuable points for the Seminoles en route to a men's team title...compiled a third place finish at the Yellow Jacket Invite with a mark of 177' 1" (53.97m)...ranked fourth in the ACC in the hammer...achieved a personal best throw in the discus at the Snowbird Invitational (152' 6.75")... Indoor - Held the No. 2 position on the Seminoles in the hammer event last season behind Josh Bowling... Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships...scored with an eighth place finish for the Seminoles in the shot put, while placing tenth in the weight throw at the conference championship...had one of his best performances at the Florida Intercollegiate establishing an indoor best mark of 54' 7.25" (16.64m) in the weight throw... at the Purple Tiger Invite, placed third in the weight throw competition.
2002: Took a redshirt as a freshman... his collegiate personal bests are 51-08 in the shot put, 160-00 in the discus and 153-00 in the hammer throw.
Prep: Ended his career as one of the top high school throwers in Florida. Was a two-time County and District champ in shot put and discus as well as winning Florida Relays in discus his senior year.
Personal: Son of Sylvia and Peter Diakos... graduated in April 2005 with his bachelors degree in sports management... earned Eagle Scout honors and would like to be a track coach in the future.