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Israel Machovec
Israel Machovec

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dacula, Ga.

High School:
Dacula

Height:
6-6

Event:
Throws

2011: Indoor - Had a top throw of 58 feet, ¼ inches to finish third in the shot put at the VT Final Qualifier and wrap up his Bulldog career...Took fourth at his final SEC meet after reaching a season-best distance of 58-4...Top collegiate finisher (second overall) in the shot put after reaching 58-0.25 at the Tiger Paw Invite...Was the runner-up at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge.

2010: Outdoor - Completed his Bulldog outdoor career with a 23rd-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships...clinched his first trip to an NCAA meet in the shot put after registering a throw of 59 feet, 8 ½ inches at the NCAA East Prelims...also took 14th in the discus (174-1) at the meet...waited until his final throw to upset the field and register a personal-best mark of 60-10.50 to win the shot put title at the SEC Championships...added six more points to be the team's top scorer with 16 by finishing third in the discus (174-8) at the SEC meet...had a top shot put throw of 59-5.50 at the Georgia Invitational to be the top collegiate finisher and also grabbed top collegiate honors in the discus (178-7)...named the SEC Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career after having the top collegiate finishes in both the discus (188-1) and the shot put (58-8.50, fifth overall) at the Bulldog Limited...exploded for a career-best effort of 59-9 in the shot put to be the top collegiate finisher (third overall) at the Spec Towns Invitational while also taking third in the discus (173)...took third in the discus with a mark of 175-6 as well as third in the shot put (58-6.50) at the Florida Relays...had second-place finishes in the shot put (a career-best 57-3.75) and in the discus (175-9) to highlight the Arizona State Invitational...finished second in the discus (171-1) at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Despite a throwing hand injury, finished fourth at the SEC Championships...reached 60 feet for the first time in the shot put to take fourth at the Virginia Tech Elite with a top throw of 60 feet, 6 ¾ inches...set a new personal best with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 59-5.75 to take second at the Hokie Invitational...was the top collegiate finisher with a personal-best toss of 58-1.25 at the Kentucky Invitational.

2009: Outdoor - Finished 21st in the qualifying round of the discus (178 feet, 2 inches) at the NCAA Championships...locked down a spot at nationals after taking third in the discus (176-8) at the NCAA East Regional and was 15th in the shot put (56-8)...finished fifth in the discus at the SEC Championships after reaching a distance of 173-3...unloaded a personal-best throw of 57-0.25 in the shot put to take sixth and also finished 11th in the discus (182-5) at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational...had a career-best mark of 188-8 in the discus at the Pumping Iron Discus Classic (Chula Vista, Calif.), which shot him up to No. 4 in the record books...won the discus after recording a mark of 176-8 at the Bulldog Limited...tallied the 10th-longest discus throw in school history (183-3) to win the Spec Towns Invitational...had a career-long performance of 55-11.25 in the shot put for eighth place and also finished third in the discus (178-9) at the Tiger Track Classic...was second in the discus (170-11) and third in the shot put at the Georgia Tech dual meet...had an effort of 54-7.50 to take third in the shot put and was also third in the discus with a mark of 176 feet at the ASU Invitational...was the top collegiate finisher (second overall) in the discus at the Georgia Relays after launching a top throw of 172-3.

2009: Indoor - Finished eighth in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 56 feet, 11 ½ inches at the SEC Championships...was fifth in the shot put at the Tiger Paw Invitational...had a career-best mark of 56-5.25 to be the top collegiate finisher (second overall) in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Elite...was third in the discus at the Kentucky Invitational after reaching a top distance of 173-9.

2008: Outdoor - Finished his sophomore season by taking 25th (155 feet, 4 inches) in the qualifying round of the discus at the NCAA Championships...exploded for a season-best effort of 177 feet in the discus to take fourth and automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships at the NCAA East Regionals...was 10th in the discus (166-11) at the SEC meet...finished third in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 53-7.50 at the Georgia Invitational...won the discus with a regional qualifying mark of 172-1 at the Bulldog Limited...also had a mark of 52-1 to take third in the shot put at Georgia's home meet...finished third in the discus with a regional qualifying 174-4 at the Spec Towns Invitational.

2008: Indoor - Registered a personal-best effort of 53 feet, 2 ¼ inches for 15th place at the SEC Championships...took fourth in the shot put at the Tiger Invitational...finished eighth (52-4.75) in the shot put at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic.

2007: Outdoor - Qualified for his first NCAA East Regional and came away with a ninth-place finish in the discus (167 feet, 3 inches)...took ninth in the discus (170-8) at the SEC Championships...finished with a discus effort of 172-6 to take 24th at the UC San Diego Invitational...had a regional mark of 171-1 to take third in the discus at the Spec Towns Invitational...took fifth in the shot put (51-8.50) at the Spec Towns Invitational...won the discus (165-4) and finished second in the shot put (50-5.50) to highlight the Clemson Invitational...took fourth in the discus at the Yellow Jacket Invitational...finished third in the discus at the Alabama Relays...earned a regional qualifying mark in the discus (173-5) to take fourth place at the Georgia Relays.

High School: Double All-American at the Nike Outdoor Nationals after taking fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put in 2006...Won state titles in both the discus and shot put as a senior...Placed first in the shot and third in the discus at the state meet as a junior...battled for the top spot in the discus as a sophomore...Personal-best of 189 feet, 3 inches in the discus and 62-7 in the shot put.

Personal: Born June 9, 1987...son of David and Jill Machovec...Majoring in Economics.

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