Last Updated: June 1, 2010
At Michigan...2009 Big Ten Indoor Champion (Weight Throw) ... 2009 First Team All-Big Ten (Indoor) ... 2009 Second Team All-Big Ten (Outdoor)... 2010 Second Team All-Big Ten (Indoor).
Fifth/Senior (2010)... Outdoor... Finished 29th in the discus at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries... finished third in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships... took third in the discus and 13th in the hammer throw at the Drake Relays (April 23-24)... won the discus and the hammer throw at "The Dual" (April 10)... set a new "The Dual" record in the discus, with his throw of 54.45 meters (178-8)... won the discus and finished second in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Duke Invitational (April 3-4)... won the discus and finished second in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Victor Lopez/Bayou Classic (March 27)... Indoor... second team All-Big Ten selection... came within four inches of defending his title in the 35-lb. Weight at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28), finishing second... still, his mark of 66-4 1/2 met NCAA provisional qualifying standards and was a season-high... earned NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a career-high throw of the shot put at GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 12)... won the shot put at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6), earning an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 17.92m (58-9 1/2). Also a career-high... finished second in both the 35-lb. Weight and the shot put against Ohio State (Jan. 16), with a throw of 19.41 meters (63-8 1/4)... Outdoor... Won the discus and took second in both the hammer and shot put at the Victor Lopez/Bayou Classic (March 27).
Senior/Junior (2009)...U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Outdoor... finished seventh in the hammer throw with a toss of 199-10 (60.92M), ninth in the shot put with a throw of 57-4.25(17.48m) and 25th in the discus with a throw of 155-10 (47.51m) at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (May 29-30) ... finished second in the hammer throw with a mark of 197-5 (60.17m), fourth in the shot put with a season-best mark of 58-1 (17.70m) and sixth in the discus with a mark of 167-5 (51.03m) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15-17) ... finished first in the hammer throw with a mark of 198-00 (60.36m), finished first in the shot put with a mark of 56-11 1/4 (17.35m) and recorded a season-best and NCAA regional mark of 169-11 (51.79m) in the discus at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 8-9) ... finished first and set a new school record in the hammer throw with a career-best and NCAA regional mark of 204-5 (62.30m), finished first in the shot put with a season-best and NCAA regional mark of 57-11 (17.65m) and finished third in the discus with a mark of 150-9 (45.94m) at Ohio State (April 11) ... Indoor... finished 14th in the weight throw with a mark of 65-5 1/4(19.64m) at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 13-14) ... finished first in the weight throw with a mark of 67-7 1/2(29.61m) and eighth in the shot put with a mark of 56-1 3/4(17.11m) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) ... threw a career-best and NCAA provisional mark of 58-7 1/2(17.87m)in the shot put and won the discus with a throw of 169-6 at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 14) ... Brokethe school record and recorded a new career-best mark of 69-4 (21.12m) in theweight throw at Inidana Relays (Jan. 31) ... Won the weight throw with an NCAA provisional throw of 66-6 and took second in the shot put with a throw of 55-0 1/4against Ohio State (Jan. 17).
Junior/Sophomore (2008)...Outdoor ... Finished 23rd in the discuss with a mark of169-7 and 18th in the hammer throw (189-4) at theNCAA Mideast Regional meet (May 31)...Finished third in the hammer throw with a new -- school record -- and -- NCAA Mideast Regional -- mark of 197-11 at the Big Ten Championships (May 16-18) ... Finished seventh in the discus with a -- personal record -- and -- NCAA Mideast Regional -- mark of 177-5 at the Jesse Owens Classic (May 2) ... Won the shot put with a -- personal record -- and -- NCAA Mideast Regional -- mark of 57-0.75 at the Brutus Hamilton Invite (April 26) ... Won the hammer throw with an -- NCAA Mideast Regional -- mark of 197-6 (60.21m) at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Indoor... Redshirted.
Sophomore (2007)...Outdoor... Redshirted ... Indoor... Took sixth in the weight throw (60-10 1/2) and eighth in the shot put (56-2) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-25) ... Set a new school record after winning the weight throw with a mark of 63-8 3/4 and placed second in the shot put with a mark of 55-3 1/2 at the Silverston Invite (Feb. 17).
Freshman (2006)...Outdoor... Competed in the shot put at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26-27), placing 14th overall at 54-4 1/2 ... Competed in the throwing events at the Big Ten Championships (May 12-14), claiming seventh in the shot put with a personal-best 56-0 1/2 ... Placed third in the hammer throw (178-2) and seventh in the shot put at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 5-6) ... Tossed an NCAA regional-qualifying 55-3 in runner-up shot put finish at Penn Relays (April 27-29) ...Indoor... Placed seventh in the weight throw (58-4 1/2) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-25) and 13th in the shot put.
Prep... Valders High School (2005) ... National Honor Society .. 2005 Valders HS Student of the Year ... Olympian Conference Scholar Athlete Award ... Eagle Scout ... President's Outstanding Academic Excellence Award ... ranked the top discus thrower in the nation as a senior (215-7), owns the sixth-best mark all-time ... broke the Wisconsin state record in the discus ... won the discus throw at the 2005 state meet ... also claimed third in the shot put ... finished 10th in the shot put and 13th in the discus at the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals ... placed fifth in the discus and 10th in the shot put at the Nike Outdoor Nationals ... claimed sixth in the discus and ninth in the shot at the adidas Golden West meet ... also participated in football and wrestling ... served as football team captain (2004) ... earned 2005 Valders' Most Valuable Wrestler Award.
Personal... Enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology ... born on Dec. 19, 1986 ... son of Jerry and Sharon Pruitt.
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