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Filip Mihaljevic
Filip  Mihaljevic

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Height:
6-7

Event:
Throws

04/20/2017

Ten Cavaliers Selected to All-ACC Academic Team

With seven student-athletes, Virginia men had the second highest selected

01/31/2017

Mihaljevic Named ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week

Redshirt junior posted fourth-best throw in the nation in season opener

01/05/2017

Mihaljevic, Wynne Named to Bowerman Watch List

Duo captured NCAA titles during 2015-16 season

08/18/2016

Mihaljevic Places 21st in Shot Put at Rio Olympics

Rising senior makes Olympic debut

07/14/2016

Mihaljevic, Mesic to Compete in Shot Put at Rio Olympics

NCAA champion thrower, UVA throws coach set to compete against each other

06/09/2016

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

The Virginia Cavaliers compete at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships Shot Put Bronze Medalist
2016 Olympians
2016 ACC Outdoor Championship Men's Field MVP
2016 ACC Outdoor Men's Field Performer of the Year
2015 European Under-23 Shot Put Champion
2014 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year

NCAA Champion
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put

All-American (8)
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2016 Indoor:
Shot Put
2015 Outdoor: Discus, Shot Put (Second Team)
2015 Indoor: Shot Put (Second Team)
2014 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus

ACC Champion (7)
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2016 Indoor:
Shot Put
2015 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus
2015 Indoor: Shot Put
2014 Outdoor: Discus

All-ACC (8)
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put Discus
2016 Indoor:
Shot Put
2015 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus
2015 Indoor: Shot Put
2014 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus

All-ACC Academic Team (4)
2016 Indoor
2015 Outdoor
2015 Indoor
2014 Outdoor

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2016: Shot Put, Discus
2015: Shot Put, Discus
2014: Shot Put, Discus

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2016 OUTDOOR
• NCAA Champion in shot put with Virginia-record mark of 20.71m (67' 11.5")
• Virginia's first field-event NCAA Champion
• Scored the most points of any male thrower at the NCAA Championships, fourth-most of any male student-athlete
• First-Team All-American in discus, placing fifth at NCAA Championships
• ACC Championship Men's Field MVP
• ACC Champion in shot put and discus
• Qualified for NCAA Championships in both shot put and discus for third-consecutive year
• Set season best in discus of 62.43m (204' 10") at ACC Championships
• Won discus at Virginia Challenge, Onesty/Abramson Invitational and Highlander Invitational
• Also won shot put at Virginia Challenge
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Competed at 2016 Rio Olympics for Croatia
• Finished 21st in shot put at Rio Olympics with throw of 19.69m

2016 INDOOR
• NCAA runner-up in shot put
• ACC Champion in shot put
• Set ACC and UVA record in shot put with mark of 20.87m (68' 5.75"), placing third at IAAF World Indoor Championships
• Shot put champion at McCravy Memorial Meet and Fastrack National Qualifier
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team

2015 OUTDOOR
• First-Team All-American with a third place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships
• Second Team All-American with a ninth place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships
• Advanced from the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in both the shot put and discus for the second consecutive year
• ACC Champion in the shot put and discus
• Set the school record in the shot put with a mark of 66' 1.75"
• Set the school record in the discus with a mark of 207' 0"
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Won shot put at European Under-23 Championships

2015 INDOOR
• Second-Team All-American after a 14th place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships
• ACC Champion in the shot put
• Set school record in the indoor shot put with a mark of 64' 5"
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

2014 OUTDOOR
• First Virginia male to qualify for two individual events at the NCAA Championships
• First-team All-American with a seventh place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships
• First-team All-American with an eighth place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships
• ACC Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year
• ACC Champion in the discus
• Earned All-ACC honors in the shot put with a third place finish at the ACC Championships
• Set school record in the shot put at 64' 2.25"
• Season-best of 198' 2" in the discus was a UVa freshman record and second-best overall in school history

2014 INDOOR
• Did Not Compete

BACKGROUND

7-time Croatian Champion in shot put and discus
• 2nd at European Junior Championships in Shot Put in 2013


PERSONAL
• Son of Mirko and Jelica Mihaljevic
• Has an older brother, Stjpan, and an older sister, Petra
• Father was the 1987 & 1988 Yugoslavian Cross Country Champion
• Mother played volleyball in the 1st national league

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