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Track and field to send a total of 16 athletes to NCAA Outdoor Championships
Senior earns Athlete of the Year status; Rookie named Freshman of the Year
Kovacs, Loxsom, Gehret, and men's 4x400-meter relay claim conference title
Kurzdorfer turns in runner-up standing in hammer throw
Track and field stands to come home from Philadelphia with season bests and top finishes
Caldwell's Personal Collegiate Bests
|Shot Put||54-8.25 (16.67)||50-11 (15.52)|
|35lb Weight||63-8.75 (19.42)|
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Indoor || Placed 13th in the shot put with a throw of 54-1.75 (16.50) ... Also competed in the weight throw.
In the Field ... || 2011 Outdoor || Recorded a personal-best 181-8 (55.38) to place seventh in the hammer at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Placed fourth in the shot put, and fifth in the hammer at the George Mason Spring Invitational ... Finished eighth in the hammer, and ninth in the shot put in the "Eastern" sections at Penn Relays. || 2011 Indoor || Threw a PR 54-8.25 (16.67) in the shot put at the Penn State National ... Also turned in a PR in the weight at the Penn State National, finishing fourth with a toss of 63-8.75 (19.42) - the best throw by a Nittany Lion in 2011 ... Recorded a pair of runner-up finishes on the season, placing second in the weight at the Penn State Relays, and second in the shot at the Akron Invitational ... Also took fourth in the weight at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State ... || High School || A two-time PIAA qualifier in the shot put while at Central Cambria High School ... Placed seventh as a junior and tenth as a senior ... District 6 Champion in the shot put as a senior ... Also qualified for the PIAA Championships in the javelin. || Personal || Son of Leroy and Connie Caldwell ... Born April 18, 1990 ... Majoring in Crime, Law, and Justice.