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  Matt Wernke
Matt Wernke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahasee, Fla.

High School:
Chiles

Event:
Throws


NCAA Regional Participant

Hammer: 2007 & 2008

All-ACC

Weight Throw: 2008

Collegiate Bests

Hammer: 192-09.00/58.75m

35-lb. Weight: 60-04.00/18.39m

2008 Track:

Outdoor -

• Advanced to the NCAA East Regional for the second time in his career. Finished in the top-12 with a throw of 57.45m/188-06.00.

• Moved up two spots on the FSU hammer throw top 10 with a career-best throw of 192-09.00m/58.75m at the FSU Relays. Throw was the third-best in the ACC.

• Scored points with a sixth-place finish at the ACC Championships with a throw of 181-11.00/55.45m.

• Won the hammer at all four home meets.

Indoor -

• Earned All-ACC honors in the weight throw with a toss of 59-08.50/18.20m that placed him second.

• Recorded the best toss of his career in the weight throw at the Husker Invitational, notching a distance of 60-04.00/18.39m.

2007 Track:

Outdoor -

• Qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet where he placed 17th in the hammer with a season-best throw of 185'8.74"/56.61m.

• Toss rated him fourth in the conference.

• Placed fifth in the hammer with a throw of 54.54m/178'11" at the ACC Championships.

• Won the hammer at the FSU Relays (56.26) and Snowbird Invitational (52.78).

Indoor -

• Had the seventh-best 35-lb. weight throw in the league with a mark of 17.93m/58'10" at the UF Intercollegiate.

• Had his best shot put throw of 14.85m/48'8.75" at the ACC Championships.

• Also took 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 15.81m/51'10.5".

• Took 12th in the weight throw at the New Balance Invitational with a throw of 17.31m/56'9.5".

2006 Track:

Outdoor -

• Took 11th at the ACC Championships in the hammer with a distance of 53.33m/175'00".

• Also competed in the discus, placing 14th at 42.38m/139'0.5"

• Set a season best in the hammer with a fifth-place toss of 53.34m/175'00" at the FSU Relays.

Indoor

• Placed eighth in the 35-lb. weight throw with a season-best throw of 58'4.75" (17.80) at the ACC Championships.

High School

• District champion in the shot put.

• Won the city champion in discus.

• Named captain of the track team.

• Was on the honor roll all four years of high school.

Personal

• Born June 30, 1986...Major is biomedical engineering.

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