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Nick Vena
Nick  Vena

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Morristown, N.J.

High School:
Morristown

Event:
Throws


PRs: SP - 64' 0.25''; Discus - 179' 11''
All-American: Shot Put (I: '12 - 2nd Team)
All-ACC: Shot Put (I: '12)

2011-12 INDOOR
• Earned Second Team All-America honors at NCAAs, placing 14th in shot put
• Set school record in shot put with a mark of 18.92m (62' 1") at VT Final Qualifier
• Earned silver in shot put at ACCs
• Won shot put at VT Final Qualifier and Husky Classic

High School:
• 5-time National Champion (4 Indoors, USATF Jr. Nationals)
• Holds national freshman, sophomore, and junior class records in shot put.
• Broke N.J. state record for first time as sophomore and finished his career in dramatic fashion with state record 75'10.25'' on the final throw of his high school career
• Has thrown national record 96 throws over 70 feet and is No. 3 thrower in US high school outdoor history
• State Record nine-time winner of N.J. Meet of Champions (perfect four for four in indoor and outdoor shot)
• 6-time All-American in Shot Put
• Lost to only seven shot put throwers in career (four from US)
• Only American 4-time Individual Penn Relays Champion
• Placed fourth at 2010 IAAF World Junior (U-19) Championships as a 17-year-old

Personal:
• Son of Victor and Michelle Vena
• Coached by Paul Buccino at Morristown

More about Nicholas:
• Favorite TV channel: ESPN
• Favorite movie: The Patriot
• Favorite magazine: Sports Illustrated

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