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John Freeman
John Freeman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Bishop Hendricken (R.I.)

Height:
6-3

Event:
Throws

2010: Outdoor - Had the top collegiate finish in the hammer throw (217 feet, 7 inches) at the Georgia Invitational...was the runner-up at the Spec Towns Invitational with a top throw of 206-7...had a season-best effort of 206-8 to take third at the Arizona State Invitational...opened his final season with a second-place finish (200 feet) at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Advanced to the NCAA Championships but fouled out in the weight throw prelims on three throws...had a personal-best weight throw of 69 feet, 1 ¼ inches to take second at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier...reached a mark of 68-0.50 to finish third in the weight at the Tyson Invitational...launched a personal-best throw of 68-1 to earn runner-up honors at the Virginia Tech Elite...opened his senior season by picking up a personal-best effort (a provisional qualifying 66-10) to be the top collegiate finisher at the Kentucky Invitational and be named the SEC Male Field Athlete of the Week.

2009 Outdoor: Was 22nd in the hammer at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., with a top throw of 209 feet, 4 inches...after exploding for a career-best mark of 215-1 in the qualifying round of the hammer, he earned his first All-America certificate at the NCAA Championships by taking eighth place (213-3)...punched his second straight ticket to nationals after taking fifth in the hammer (208-4) at the NCAA East Regional...took fourth at the SEC Championships in the hammer with a mark of 211-5...left the Georgia Invitational with a fourth-place finish (202-2) in the hammer...broke 200 feet for sixth-place honors at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational...finished third at the Bulldog Limited invitational portion after reaching a distance of 209-2...had a best effort of 204-10 to take fifth in the hammer at the Spec Towns Invitational...earned runner-up honors in the hammer (210-4) at the Tiger Track Classic...was fourth in the hammer (201-9) at the ASU Invitational...picked up an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 205-11 to take third at the Georgia Relays.

2009: Indoor - Exploded for a personal-best mark of 66 feet, 4 ½ inches to take third in the weight throw at the SEC Championships...was third in the weight throw at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a top throw of 60-5.75...took third with a season-best mark of 62-7.25 at the Virginia Tech Elite...finished third at the Carle/Health Classic after a mark of 60-3.75.

2008: Outdoor - Reached a distance of 205 feet, 6 inches to take 17th during the qualifying round of the hammer at the NCAA Championships...recorded a personal-best effort in the hammer throw (210-8) for fourth place at the NCAA East Regionals to automatically qualify for the NCAA meet...had a career-best mark of 209-1 to finish fifth in the hammer (209-1) at the SEC Championships...took second at the Georgia Invitational in the hammer (195)...had a mark of 206-3 to finish seventh in the hammer at the Drake Relays...battling two of his brothers (Jake and Mike), Freeman finished third in the hammer with a regional mark of 195-10 at the Bulldog Limited...had his first regional qualifying mark of the season in the hammer (200-11) to finish second at the Jim Click Invitational.

2008: Indoor - Scored a point for the Bulldogs at the SEC Championships after taking eighth place in the weight throw (59 feet, 11 ¼ inches)...had a personal-best and provisional qualifying effort of 64-4 to finish second at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic...finished second to teammate Nate Rolfe in the weight throw with an effort of 60-9.50 at the Clemson Invitational.

2007: Outdoor - Took 10th at the NCAA East Regional in the hammer with a mark of 196 feet, 1 inch...scored at his first trip to the SEC Championships after taking seventh in the hammer (196-1)...set a personal-best effort of 201-2 in the hammer to finish seventh at the UC San Diego Invitational...surpassed 200 feet again in the hammer (200-5) to take fourth at the Spec Towns Invitational...set a new personal-best mark in the hammer (200-10) to win his event at the Clemson Invitational...managed fifth place in the hammer at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a mark of 194-10...grabbed a regional mark in the hammer (192-5) by taking fourth at the Alabama Relays. Indoor - Wrapped up his freshman indoor campaign with a sixth-place finish (61 feet, 3 inches) at the Southeastern Conference Championships...took ninth in the weight at the Tyson Invitational after an effort of 59-4...finished in third place in the weight at the Carolina Invitational with a throw of 59-6.75...recorded the second-longest collegiate throw (60-2.50) to take third in the weight at the Diet Pepsi Invitational.

College: Redshirted at Northeastern University (Boston) during the 2005-06. High School: Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RILL) indoor and outdoor national champion in the hammer...Earned All-American honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...RILL state champion in the hammer as a freshman...Member of team that won the Rhode Island state championship from 2002-2005...Placed second at the Junior Nationals in 2005 and 2006...Personal-best in the hammer and the weight are: 224 feet for 12 lbs. hammer and 185 feet for 16 lbs. hammer, 74 feet for the 25 lbs.-weight and 58 feet for 35 lbs.-weight...Member of National Honors Society.

Personal: Son of Thomas and Joanne Freeman...has one brother, Jacob, who throws for the New York Athletic Club and another, Mike, who throws for Manhattan College...Majoring in Economics.

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