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    Steve Pitlik     
     
      Steve Pitlik
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Tenn.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 255

Event:
Discus/ Hammer


2001-Outdoor- Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Developed into one of the top throwers on the squad with the second-best hammer mark (176-3) and third-best discus mark (177-0) in 2001...Doubled at the Florida Field Events Invitational with fourth-place finishes in the discus (160-6) and hammer (173-9)...Won the open discus section on the big stage at the Penn Relays (April 27) with a career-best 177-0 heave...Notched career best hammer throw of 176-3 to earn bronze, in addition to taking silver in the discus (159-3), at the Spring Gobbler Invitational (April 21)...Threw the hammer 175-6 in the open section at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville...Took second in the hammer (163-4) and fourth in the discus (165-8) at the Gatorade Track Classic in Knoxville...Contributed valuable points to the Vol effort at the SEC Quad in Starkville, Miss., with a winning mark of 170-1 in the hammer and a third-place, 170-6 mark in the discus...
Finished 11th in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoors with a 156-11 effort.

Indoor- Stands as the fifth-best weight thrower on the all-time Tennessee list with top mark of 58-8 3/4...Finished as the top weight thrower in the Vol stable with a career-best 58-8 3/4 mark to earn victor's laurels on the home track at the Tennessee Indoor Invitational (Feb. 16)...Got on the scoreboard with an eighth-place, 57-11 1/4 mark in the weight throw at the SEC Indoors...Earned third with a 56-8 mark in the weight throw at the SEC Quad at Kentucky...Second in the weight throw with a 56-0 1/2 measurement at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet.

2000-Outdoor- Flung the discus a season-best 160-5 to take fifth and marked a 166-10 in the hammer throw to earn sixth to open the outdoor season at the Hurricane Invitational (March 18)...Marked his career-best hammer throw of 166-11 at the National Team Invitational Championships in Austin, Texas (April 21)... Placed 11th in the hammer with a 161-8 mark at the SEC Outdoors...Competed at the SEC Outdoors in the discus, but fouled and did not register a mark... Measured a 164-6 hammer mark to earn seventh at the Knoxville Invitational...Finished sixth in the hammer (158-11) and seventh in the discus (151-11) at the SEC Quad...Hurled the discus 152-11 in the open section of to take ninth at the Florida Relays.

Indoor- Achieved career-best weight throw mark of 52-9 1/2 to place sixth at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 29)...Fourth at the UT All-Comers Meet with a 49-7 1/4 mark in the weight throw... Fouled in the weight throw at the SEC Indoors.

1999- Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Best effort of the indoor season came at the Tennessee/Indiana/Ohio State three-way meet where Pitlik finished fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 47-6 1/2...Took 10th at the Virginia Tech Invitational after a 45-3 1/2 heave...Posted a 45-1 to take ninth at the Rod McCravy Memorial... As the outdoor season approached, he turned to discus and hammer competition...Achieved his high mark of 166-11 in discus at the Sea Ray Relays to finish ninth...Career-high hammer mark of 159-4 came at the Tennessee/Georgia/Kentucky three-way meet to earn sixth...Had a throw of 157-1 to place fifth in the discus and second in the hammer (149-4)...Sixth in the discus with a 160-5 at the Gatorade Classic.

1998- Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL- Participated on squads that won the 1996 State Team Relays Championship and the 1997 Regional Relays Championship...Holds the 1996 State Team Relays record in the discus...Holds the school record in the discus...Career-high mark is throw of 168-4...Elected to the Best of the Preps squad in 1997.

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