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    Nick Panezich     
     
      Nick Panezich
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Poland, Ohio

High School:
Springfield Local

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 275

Event:
Shot/Discus/Hammer

PANEZICH ABBREVIATED
High School
Springfield Local High, New Middleton, Ohio
Coach Don Evans Jr.
Career Bests
Shot put - 56-9 1/2 (17.31)
Weight throw - 59-10 1/4 (18.24)
Discus - 184-3 (56.17)
Hammer - 193-9 (59.07)
UT all-time top-10 list
Weight throw, 10th, 59-10 1/4
Hammer, 9th, 193-9
SEC Results-Indoor
2006-Shot put 53-9 (11th)
Weight throw 53-6 1/4 (12th)
2007-Shot put 55-0 (11th)
Weight throw 54-9 1/4 (16th)
2008-Shot put 54-8 3/4 (13th-tie)
Weight throw 56-11 1/4 (10th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2006-Shot put 51-3 (12th)
Discus 157-0 (13th)
Hammer 179-4 (9th)
2007-Shot put 55-1 1/2 (10th)
Discus 165-4 (10th)
Hammer 179-1 (9th)
2008-Shot put 54-6 (12th)
Discus 175-7 (8th)
Hammer 184-5 (12th)
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2007-Shot put 56-9 1/4 (11th)
Discus 171-10 (11th)
Hammer 181-6 (25th)
2008-Shot put 53-7 3/4 (20th)
Discus 178-4 (8th)
Hammer 185-1 (23rd)

Pronunciation-PAN-uh-zitch

Major-Sport Management.

2008 Outdoor-Bettered the regional-qualifying standard in all three throwing events for the second consecutive season ... Stands as the only Vol to qualify for the regional meet in three different individual events ... Improved his mark in ninth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the hammer throw with his 193-9 mark at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 28) ... Finished second in the shot put and third in the discus one day after throwing the hammer a then-personal-best 192-6 at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22) ... Recorded his personal-best shot put mark of 56-9 1/2 while placing fifth in the invitational section before earning a personal-best mark of 184-3 while placing fourth in the discus in front of the home crowd at the Sea Ray Relays (April12) ... Finished third in the shot put with his 56-8 effort at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 18) ... Took top honors in the shot put and discus while also finishing seventh in the hammer at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Finished seventh in the hammer throw one day before taking eighth in the discus at the Tiger Track Classic (April 4) ... Threw the discus 166-0 to place fifth at the Drake Relays one day after earning a mark of 54-9 1/2 for eighth in the shot put (April 26) ... Put points on the board for the Vols at the SEC Outdoor Championships courtesy of his eighth-place finish in the discus (May 17) ... Also at the conference championships, finished 12th in the shot put and hammer ... Threw the discus 178-4 to place eighth and threw the hammer 185-1 one day after recording a shot put mark of 53-7 3/4 at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships (May 31).

2008 Indoor-Moved to 10th on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the weight throw with his personal-best toss of 59-10 1/4 that placed sixth at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge (Jan. 19) ... Also finished fifth in the shot put with a then-season-best shot put effort of 56-1 1/4 at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge ... Finished second in the shot put with a 56-0 mark one day after placing fourth with a throw of 54-11 1/2 in the weight throw at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 1) ... Earned runner-up honors in the shot put at the Penn State National Invitational one day after finishing fifth in the weight throw (Jan. 26) ... Finished third in the shot put with a season-best mark of 56-8 3/4 at the Virginia Tech Challenge one day after throwing the weight 57-6 1/4 for seventh place (Feb. 23) ... Finished fifth in the shot put one day after placing sixth in the weight throw with his 57-4 3/4 toss at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 12) ... Placed seventh in the championship section of the shot put one day before placing 15th in the championship section of the weight throw at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Recorded a shot put mark of 55-2 3/4 for 10th at the Rod McCravy Memorial (Feb. 2) ... Finished 10th in the weight throw with his 56-11 1/4 toss one day before tying for 13th in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships (March 1).

2007 Outdoor-Displayed his versatility by competing in the shot put, discus and hammer throw in every meet during the season ... Became the first Tennessee athlete to qualify for the NCAA Mideast Regional in three individual events when he reached the regional standard in all three throws ... Lettered after contributing to Tennessee's team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Just missed scoring in the hammer throw at the conference championship meet with his ninth-place finish (May 11) ... Finished 10th with a discus throw of 165-4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 12) ... Placed 10th in the shot put with a mark of 55-1 1/2 at the conference championship meet (May 13) ... Won the college section of the discus with a throw of 172-10 and placed 11th in the shot put at the Penn Relays (April 27) ... Placed 15th in the college section of the hammer throw at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Recorded a personalbest mark of 56-9 1/4 while finishing 11th in the shot put at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26) ... Also finished 11th in the discus with his throw of 171-10 and 25th in the hammer at the Mideast Regional (May 25) ... Launched the discus a personal-best 176-2 while taking runner-up honors and recorded a personal-best throw of 185-11 in the hammer that ranks eighth on Tennessee's all-time list in the event at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 1) ... Also finished second in the shot put at the Smoky Mountain Twilight with a then-season-best mark of 55-4 3/4 ... Finished second in the shot put, fifth in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 17) ... Placed third in the discus with a 164-4 toss and sixth in the shot put with a mark of 53-0 at the Auburn Invitational (April 21) ... Also finished sixth in the hammer with a then-season-best throw of 177-9 at the Auburn Invitational (April 20) ... Finished fifth in the open section of the shot put with a then-season-best mark of 54-9 1/2 and placed seventh in the invitational section of the discus with a then-personal-best heave of 168-2 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Also finished 18th in the open section of the hammer throw before the home crowd at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Placed sixth in the shot put, seventh in the discus and ninth in the hammer throw at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31) ... Finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 158-11 and ninth in the shot put at the Alabama Relays (March 25) ... Also at the Alabama Relays, finished ninth in the hammer with a then-season-best throw of 174-7 (March 24).

2007 Indoor-Competed in the shot put and weight throw in all seven competitions during the season ... Took third in the shot put with a 51- 7 1/4 mark and third in the weight throw with a toss of 54-10 at the Indiana Open (Jan. 6) ... Finished third in the shot put at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 2) ... Also at the Clemson Opener, placed eighth in the weight throw with a mark of 53-11 (Dec. 3) ... Earned a season best mark in the shot put with a 55-6 1/4 effort to take fourth at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 16) ... Finished ninth with a personal best weight throw of 55-3 3/4 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 17) ... Recorded a mark of 55-0 in the shot put on his way to an 11th-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 24) ... Also threw the weight 54-9 1/4 at the conference championship meet (Feb. 25) ... Finished 18th in the shot put at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 2) ... The next day, recorded a weight throw of 53-10 1/4 at the New Balance Invitational ... Finished 16th with a then-season-best weight throw mark of 55-1 at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 19) ... Also at the McCravy Memorial, recorded a mark of 50-3 1/2 in the shot put (Jan. 20) ... Finished 11th in the weight throw with a toss of 54-1 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 12) ... Placed 14th in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 13).

2006 Outdoor-Showed his versatility by competing in all three throws in every meet but one during the season ... Placed fourth in the hammer (175-3), fifth in the discus (155-1) and eighth in the shot put (49-11 1/4) at the season opening Hurricane Invitational (March 18) ... Won the discus with a toss of 160-6 and finished fourth in the hammer with a throw of 174-3 at the Knoxville Invitational (April 30) ... Recorded his personal-best mark of 164-2 in the discus and his outdoor season-best mark of 53-5 3/4 in the shot put at the Disney World Invitational (March 24 and 25) ... Also finished eighth at the Disney World Invitational with his hammer throw of 172-8 (March 23) ... Earned his personal-best mark of 179-4 in the hammer while finishing ninth, just one place away from scoring for the Vols, at the SEC outdoor championships (May 12) ... Also finished 12th in the shot put (51-3) and 13th in the discus (157-0) at the conference outdoor meet (May 13 and 14) ... Was the only Vol to compete in the shot, discus and hammer at the SEC outdoor championships ... Finished fifth in both the hammer (175-7) and discus (156-1) at the Vanderbilt Invitational, while also finishing in a tie for ninth in the shot put (April 22) ... Finished seventh in the discus (155-3), eighth in the shot put (52-5 1/4) and 13th in the hammer at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31 and April 1) ... Threw the discus 155-0 for 16th place in the open section and threw the hammer 160-2 to place 29th in the open section at the Sea Ray Relays, the only meet he did not compete in the shot put (April 14 and 15) ... Earned a shot put mark of 48-4 to place 14th in the college section, tossed the discus 148-3 to place 16th in the college section and threw the hammer 163-9 to finish 26th in the college section at the Penn Relays (April 28-29).

2006 Indoor-Improved throughout the season in the weight throw, earning his two best marks of the year in the last two meets of the season ... Recorded a personal-best throw of 54-11 1/2 in the shot put at the Hoosier Open, just his second collegiate meet (Jan. 7) ... Extended his lifetime best in the weight throw with a 54-1 1/4 toss while finishing 13th at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 17) ... Finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of 51-5 in his first collegiate competition, the Clemson Opener (Dec. 3) ... Recorded a measurement of 53-6 1/4 to place fourth in the shot put at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Finished seventh with a throw of 53-0 3/4 in the shot put at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 14) ... Recorded a mark of 52-8 in the shot put to finish ninth at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 18) ... Finished 11th in the shot put with his 53-9 measurement at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 26) ... Placed 12th with a mark of 53-6 1/4 in the weight throw at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 27) ... Threw the weight 50-11 1/2 to place ninth at the Hoosier Open ... Finished 13th in the shot put (52-0) and 24th in the weight throw (50-8 1/4) at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3 and 4) ... Earned a mark of 48-6 to place 19th in the weight throw at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 13) ... Finished 16th in the weight throw with a 47-3 3/4 measurement at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21).

High school-Brings triple-threat throwing ability, specializing in the discus, shot put and hammer ... Boasts career-best marks of 192-0 in the discus, 62-10 in the shot put and 178-0 in the hammer with high school implements ... Set shot put PR of 62-10 in a winning effort at the 2005 USATF Junior Olympics ... Won Ohio division III state high school shot put title and took runner-up in the discus in 2005 ... Won the Ohio division III state high school discus and shot put titles as a junior in 2004 with 184-6 and 59-9 marks, respectively ... Won 2004 regional titles in both the discus and shot put with meet record marks of 192-0 and 58-6, respectively ... Also won district discus and shot put titles as a junior and set a discus meet record in the process ... Took Mahoning County discus and shot put titles as a junior ... Set a shot put record of 59-10 at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Won the discus (168-4) and took fourth in the shot put (55-8) at the 2004 AAU meet in Des Moines, Iowa ... At the 2004 USATF meet in Eugene, Ore., finished second in the discus (178-3), fifth in the hammer (168-4) and seventh in the shot put (54-8) ... Named field event MVP at five meets his junior year--the Western Reserve Invitational, Poland Charles Invitational, Bulldog Invitational, Ward Invitational and F.E. Cope Invitational ... Became the first U.S. junior Olympian to make the shot put finals at the 2003 IAAF Youth World Championships, where he placed 12th with a 59-11 1/2 measurement ... As a sophomore, placed in three events at the 2003 AAU meet in Detroit, Mich., with runner-up finishes in the discus and shot put and a 12th-place showing in the javelin ... Set discus records as a freshman at both the 2002 USATF regional and AAU regional meets ... At the 2002 AAU national meet in Knoxville as a freshman, won the discus, took silver in the shot put and 13th in the javelin ... The same summer he won the discus, took second in the shot put and 11th in the javelin at the 2002 USATF national meet in Omaha, Neb.

Personal-Full name is Nicholas James Panezich ... Born Dec. 31, 1986 in Youngstown, Ohio ... Parents are Stanley and Saundra Panezich ... Has an older brother, Billy.

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