Men's Track & Field Gets Points from Five, Relay on Big Ten Day Two
Last Updated: March 7, 2013
R-Freshman (I)/Sophomore (O) (2013) ... Championship Meets...At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished 22nd (16.07 meters, 52-8.75) in the weight throw ...Indoor ...At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished 22nd in the weight throw (17.21 meters, 56-5 3/4) ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), finished sixth (16.46 meters, 54-0) in the weight throw ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), finished fourth in the weight throw (16.87 meters, 55-4 1/4) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), finished fifth in the weight throw (15.23 meters, 49-11 3/4).
Freshman (2012) ...Championship Meets... At the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 25), finished 23rd in the hammer throw (59.6 meters, 195-6) ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), advanced to the finals where he placed ninth in the hammer throw (59.65 meters, 195-8) ... Outdoor... At the Penn Relays (April 26-28), won the hammer throw college division (60.25 meters, 197-8) ... At the William & Mary Colonial Relays (April 6-7), competed in the hammer throw, finishing third (56.96 meters, 186-10) ... At the Georgia Spec Towns Invitational (April 12-14), finished fourth in the hammer throw (56.87 meters, 186-7) ... At the USC Trojan Invitational (March 23-24), competed in the hammer throw, placing fourth with a distance of 58.03 meters (190-5) ... Indoor ... Redshirted ... Competed unattached at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 18), finishing 12th in the shot put (13.09 meters, 42-11 1/2) and sixth in the weight throw (16.7 meters, 54-9 1/2).
Prep ... Graduated from El Toro (2011) ... Coached by his father, Steve Bolton, in high school ... Excellence Award winner in English ... 2011: Named to the Track & Field News 2011 High School All-America Team in the hammer throw ... Top ranked hammer thrower in nation ... Top 10 all-time in hammer (238-09) ... Recorded the fifth farthest throw in shot put in California (59-09) ... State champion in weight throw and hammer throw ... Ranked second nationally in weight throw ... 2010: Orange County Varsity Champion ... Recorded the second farthest throw in California as a junior (59-08) ... State champion in hammer throw ... USATF National Champion in hammer throw ... Placed in the top three at USATF Nationals in shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw ... Placed sixth at the U20 World Championship qualifying meet ... 2009: Orange County Frosh/Soph shot put champion ... Placed second in the hammer throw at the California State Games ... Took second at the U18 Junior Olympic Nationals ... Placed second at the IAAF World Youth Championships Qualifying Round ... Member of the US Youth World Championship team, which competed in Italy ... California State Champion in weight throw (223-08) ... 2008: Orange County Frosh/Soph shot put champion ... Placed third in hammer at the California State meet ... National USATF Champion in hammer throw among 15 & 16 year olds ... National Junior Olympic record holder in intermediate boys hammer ... Recorded the second farthest throw by a freshman in hammer in California (209-0 8).
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts ... Majoring in chemistry ... Born on April 22, 1992 ... Son of Steve and Mary Bolton ... Personal Notes ... Father, Steve, played football at Golden West College and Colorado State University.