Alex Larsson
blank Alex Larsson
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Uppsala, Sweden

High School:
Celsiusskolan

Height:
5-9

Event:
Throws

2014: Indoor - Had a season-best throw of 60 feet, 6 inches in the weight for sixth at the VT Elite Meet...Was 19th (56-0) in the weight at the SEC Championships.

High School: Two-time winner in the weight throw at the Swedish Junior Championships after starting the sport at age 16...Was also second in the shot put in 2011 and second in the hammer in 2012 at the Championships...Qualified for the final at the European Junior Championships with a mark of 235 feet, 6 inches and qualified for the World Junior Championships...Finished with runner-up honors at the Nordic Junior Championships thanks to a throw of 229-4...Personal-best marks of 241-6 in the 6kg hammer, 207-7 in the 7.26kg hammer and 60-8 in the 35lbs. weight...Captured numerous medals in the shot put and hammer at the national high school championships...Named Upland County "Up and Coming Athlete"...Son of two-time Swedish Olympic shot putter Kent Larsson, who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Games and was sixth at the 1991 IAAF World Championships in Tokyo while also competing at another two World Championship meets...Started playing ice hockey when he was 5 and was voted the Upland County "Player of the Year".

Personal: Born June 10, 1994 in Denver and has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Sweden...Son of Kent Larsson and Rebecca Larsson, who were both throwers at Northern Arizona while Bulldog head coach Wayne Norton was an assistant in the late 1980s...Pre-Mechanical Engineering.

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