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Sam Crouser
Position: Throws
Height: 6'5"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Gresham, Ore.
High School: Gresham
Experience: High School
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2014 NCAA Javelin Champion
Three-Time All-American
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Runner-Up
Three-Time Pac-12 Champion
 
2013-14: Outdoor – Was an NCAA Champion in the javelin with a throw of 252-7 (76.98), his best throw of the season…also came in first in the javelin at the Oregon Preview (219-4/66.85m), Oregon Relays (247-4/75.40m) and Pac-12 Championships (243-7/74.24m)…took third at the Aztec Invitational in the javelin (247-05/75.41m)…came in second in the discus at the Pepsi Dual (160-10/49.02m)…won the javelin title in four-consecutive meets, beginning with the Oregon Relays on April 18 and ending with the NCAA Championships on June 14…Season Bests: Outdoor – Discus – 160-10 (49.02m), Pepsi Dual, Eugene, Ore., (4/5/14); Javelin – 252-7 (76.98m), NCAA Championships, Eugene, Ore., (6/14/14).
 
2012-13: Outdoor – Earned his second All-America award with a third-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships in the javelin…placed third at the West Preliminary Round with a season-best throw of 78.53m/257-8 at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet…won his second Pac-12 title with a throw of 76.01m/249-4…claimed sixth place at the Pac-12 Championships in the discus…set a personal best in the discus at the Oregon State High Performance Meet with a winning toss of 54.56m/179-0…won six events during the season including at the Oregon Twilight (javelin) and Arkansas Dual (javelin/discus)…Indoor – Started the season with a second-place finish at the Blue and Orange Opener with a career-best in the shot put (17.62m/57-9.75)…also competed at the UW Invitatioanl, UW Husky Classic and finally MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships where he finished fifth. Season Bests: Javelin – 257-8/78.53m, NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, Austin, Texas (5/25/13)
 
2011-12: Outdoors - Opened javelin season with a win at the USC Invitational (239-7/73.02m). Improved to 243-8/74.27m in winning the Oregon Relays. Threw seven feet farther at the Pac-12 Championships to claim the conference title with a mark of 250-11. Improved again at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, placing second at 251-8/76.70m to advance to the NCAA Championships. Off day at the NCAA meet, going only 229-11/70.79m, but was 14th overall to earn his first All-America award (second team). Really impressed at the U.S. Olympic Trials, throwing 248-0/75.60m in the prelims to advance to the final. There won the silver medal with a personal-best throw of 265-1/80.80m. That was the second best throw in school history. Also threw the discus at the Pac-12 meet. Indoors - Did not compete. Season Bests: Javelin - 265-1/80.80m, U.S. Olympic Trials, Eugene, Ore. (6/25/12); Discus – 57-9.75/54.56m, Blue and Orange Opener, Nampa, Idaho, (1/12/13).
 
2010-11: Outdoors - Redshirt season. Indoors - Redshirt season.
 
Prep: The 2010 national Track & Field News boy's prep athlete of the year and Gatorade boy's track and field athlete of the year was arguably the best high school thrower in the nation, ranking first in the javelin and second in the discus. Broke a 22-year-old national prep record in the javelin with a throw of 244-2/74.42m at the Centennial Invitational on May 1, and then upped that mark to 255-4/77.82m at the Portland Throws Festival in June. Won a rare three state titles as a senior for Gresham High School. Took the javelin with a throw of 224-9/68.50m, the discus with a mark of 194-3/59.20m and the shot put with a toss of 60-7.5/18.47m. Became the first Oregonian to sweep the throws since his uncle, former Olympian Duck NCAA Champion Brian Crouser did so in 1980. State javelin title was his third consecutive. Best discus effort of 205-10/62.73m from the Arcadia Invitational was the second-best in the nation in 2010 and a state record. Won all six javelin and 10 discus competitions he competed in as a senior, as well as 10-of-11 shot put competitions. Was named the Gatorade Oregon boy's track and field athlete of the year. Also competed in the javelin at the 2010 USA Track & Field Junior Championships, finishing third (228-4/69.59m). Led the nation in the javelin as a junior in 2009 with a best throw of 239-0/72.84m. Won the Oregon 6A state championship with a throw of 231-1/70.43m, which broke a 21 year-old state record set by Art Skipper Jr. in 1988. Also finished second in the shot put (54-7) and third in the discus (166-4) at the 2009 state meet. Won his first javelin title as a sophomore in 2008 with a mark of 199-6, and was fourth in the discus (150-4). High School Bests: Shot Put - 64-5.5/19.64m, 2010; Discus - 205-10/62.73m, 2010; Javelin - 255-4/77.82m, 2010.
 
Personal: Major is sociology. Has volunteered on behalf of a community clean-up program, the Special Olympics, the Oregon Zoo and a habitat restoration effort at Kelly Creek in Portland. Father, Dean Crouser, was a three-time NCAA champion for Oregon, winning the shot put and discus in 1982 and the discus in 1983. Was also a five-time All-American, four-time Pac-10 champion (twice each in the shot put and discus) and twice named the Pac-10 track and field athlete of the year (1982-83).  Dean Crouser is still the Ducks' school record holder both in the shot put and discus. Uncle, Brian Crouser, is a two-time NCAA javelin champion (1982, 1985) and was a key member of Oregon's last NCAA outdoor championship team in 1984, where he finished fourth in the javelin at the NCAA meet. Brian Crouser, a 1988 and 1992 Olympian, is also a two-time Pac-10 champion in the javelin (1984-85) and the school record holder at 312-0 using the old implement.
 
Personal Bests

Javelin - 265-1/80.80m,
U.S. Olympic Trials,
Eugene, Ore., 6/25/12

Discus – 179-0/54.56m
Oregon State High Performance Meet
Corvallis, Ore., 4/26/13

Shot Put – 57-9.75/17.62m
Blue and Orange Opener
Boise, Idaho, 1/12/13
 
NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2014 – Javelin, 1st, 252-7/76.98m
2013 – Javelin, 3rd, 239-9/73.07m
2012 - Javelin, 14th, 229-11/70.79m 

Pac-12 Track Championships
2014 – Javelin, 1st, 243-7/74.24m
2013 – Javelin, 1st, 249-4/76.01m
2013 – Discus, 6th, 173-6/52.89m
2012 - Javelin, 1st, 250-11/76.47m
2012 - Discus, Foul

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