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Blake Eaton
Blake Eaton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Allegany, N.Y.

High School:
Allegany-Limestone

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR


Personal Bests

Indoors
Shot Put: 57-3 (17.43)
Weight: 54-6 (16.61)

Outdoors
Shot Put - 56-9.50 (17.31)
Discus - 160-6(48.92)
Hammer - 168-4 (51.32)

On the National Scene ... || 2010 Outdoor || The NCAA bronze medalist in the shot put with a PR toss of 64-2.50 (19.57) ... Had an outstanding series at the NCAA meet, including four throws over 19-meters ... Qualified for the USATF Championships, where he finished 16th overall ... Placed second at the NCAA First Round with a then-personal best toss of 62-0.25 (18.90) ... PR was a top 20 throw by an American in 2010. || 2010 Indoor || Launched a clutch throw of 60-4.25 (18.40) on his third prelim attempt at the NCAA Championships to advance to the final ... Posted a personal indoor-best 60-6 (18.44) to place eighth in the final and earn his first-career All-America finish. || 2009 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the second-straight year, finishing 21st in the shot put. || 2008 Outdoor || Finished 18th in the shot put at the NCAA East Regional Championships.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2010 Outdoor || Became the first Nittany Lion athlete to claim a Big Ten shot put title on the men's side, thanks to a mark of 60-6.75 (18.46) ... Also finished 18th in the discus. || 2010 Indoor || Placed 16th in the shot put and 22nd in the weight throw. || 2009 Outdoor || Placed 13th in the shot put, and 21st in the discus. || 2009 Indoor || Competed in the shot put and the weight throw, placing 18th in the shot and 26th in the weight. || 2008 Outdoor || Competed in the shot put and discus, finishing 11th in the put. || 2008 Indoor || Placed seventh in the shot put with a personal-best 57-3.50 (17.43) ... Also competed in the weight throw.

In the Field ... || 2010 Outdoor || Won the shot put at the Penn State Open with a then-season best 59-1.50 (18.02) ... Earned runner-up finishes at the Jesse Owens Classic and Bucknell Team Challenge ... Placed third in a stacked field at the Sun Angel Classic at Arizona State ... Top discus mark was 157-10 (48.11) at Florida Relays ... Also turned in a hammer PR in Gainesville, posting a throw of 172-8 (52.63). || 2010 Indoor || Took top honors in the shot put at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a indoor PR 60-10.50 (18.55) ... Also earned a victory in the shot at the Penn State Relays with a throw of 59-6.75 (18.15) ... Earned third-place finishes in the shot at the PSU Northeast Challenge, Penn State National, Akron Invitational, and Virginia Tech Last Chance ... Posted a PR in the weight at the Penn State Relays at 55-0.25 (16.77), which was good for third place in the field. || 2009 Outdoor || Placed second in the shot put at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Achieved the NCAA regional-qualifying standard in the shot put with a toss of 55-10.50 (17.03) to finish third in the Eastern division at Penn Relays ... Placed fourth in the discus and sixth in the shot at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed eighth in the shot at the Jesse Owens Classic with a regional-qualifying 55-3.50 (16.85) ... Placed second in the shot and third in the discus at the Penn State Open. || 2009 Indoor || Won the shot put at the Penn State Open with a season-best 55-2 (16.81) ... Placed second in the shot and fifth in the weight at the Penn State Relays, posting a season-best 54-6 (16.61) in the weight. || 2008 Outdoor || Posted a career-best and NCAA regional-qualifying 56-9.50 (17.31) to place first in the shot put at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Took second in the shot at the Oregon Pepsi Challenge with a mark of 55-6.25 (16.92) ... Won the shot and the discus at the Penn State Open. || 2008 Indoor || Placed third in the weight and fourth in the shot at the Penn State Open ... Placed sixth in the shot at the Penn State National ... Took fifth in the shot at the Virginia Tech Elite meet, and seventh at the Tyson Invitational.

|| High School || One of the top throwers in the Northeast over the past several years ... Ranked among the nation's top 20 high schoolers in both 2006 and 2007, appearing in the national shot put standings in 13th in 2006, and 17th in 2007 ... 2007 N.Y. State Division II Champion in both the shot put and the discus ... Won the shot put and took second in the discus in the championship section at the N.Y. state meet in 2007

|| Personal || Son of Nancy Eaton ... Born May 2, 1989 ... Majoring in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management.

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