PRs: SP - 64' 0.25''; Discus - 179' 11''
All-American: Shot Put (I: '12 - 2nd Team)
All-ACC: Shot Put (I: '12)
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
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
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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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole Vaulter
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/20/2017
Jeff Jernigan, who during his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was...
Cavaliers Record Three National Titles
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/9/2017
Filip Mihaljevic, Jordan Young and rising junior Hilmar Jonsson captured first-place finishes...
Lake Captures British National Title in 3000m Steeplechase
Track & Field, Cross Country | 7/2/2017
Iona Lake (Class of 2016) captured the national title in the 3000m steeplechase at the British...
Mihaljevic Named ACC Men's Outdoor Scholar Athlete of the Year
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/28/2017
Virginia's Filip Mihaljevic has been named the 2017 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete...
Cavaliers Compete Globally This Summer
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/22/2017
The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will see current and former...
Mihaljevic Earns ACC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
Track & Field, Cross Country | 6/16/2017
Virginia track and field senior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was named ACC...
Mihaljevic Named 2017 Bowerman Semifinalist
Track & Field, Cross Country | 06/15/2017
Virginia men’s track and field senior Filip Mihaljevic (Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina) was ...
Cavaliers Finish Fourth in Program of the Year Standings
Track & Field, Cross Country | 06/13/2017
The Virginia men’s track and field team finished fourth in the John McDonnell Program of...
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