Burke McCarty
blank Burke McCarty
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dunwoody, Ga.

High School:
Marist School

Height:
6-6

Position:
Thower

2014: Outdoor - Took 13th the Baldy Castillo Invite after reaching 159 feet in discus.

2014: Indoor - Did not compete for the Bulldogs.

2013: Outdoor -Completed his third season with the Bulldogs with a mark of 167 feet, 11 inches in the discus for 25th place at the NCAA Prelims...Finished fourth in the discus at the SEC Championships with a top throw of 178 feet...Earned runner-up honors in the discus at the War Eagle Invite after his third throw traveled 175-8...Took fourth in the discus at the Spec Towns Invite after his fourth throw measured 179-10...Had a season-best mark of 180-10 to win the Georgia Relays.

2013: Indoor -Did not compete for the Bulldogs.

2012: Outdoor -Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors after taking 17th in the discus at the NCAA Championships with a top mark of 178 feet, 11 inches...Qualified for his first national finals after taking sixth in the discus with a top effort of 183-2 at the NCAA East Prelims...Finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 174-11 at the SEC Championships...Hit a career-best mark of 183-7 to take seventh in the discus at the Triton Invitational while also reaching 174-10 in an additional comp at the meet...Won the discus at the Spec Towns Invite after his fourth throw traveled 178-6...Earned the top collegiate spot in the discus at the Florida Relays after launching an effort of 176-6...Was second in the discus (173-2) at the Yellow Jacket Invite...Opened his outdoor season with his second career victory in the discus after reaching a personal-best distance of 180-10 at the Georgia Relays.

2012: Indoor -Launched a career-long effort of 57 feet, 1 inch to take fifth in the weight throw at the Tiger Paw Invitational...Took ninth at his first SEC Championships in the weight throw after reaching 54-10.75.

2011: Outdoor -Completed his first collegiate season by competing at the NCAA East Prelims...Finished 11th in the discus at the SEC Championships...Won his first collegiate meet with a career-long throw of 174-2 at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet...Had a career-best throw of 168-8 to finish fifth at the ASU Invite...Finished second in the discus during his career debut at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational.

2011: Indoor - Redshirted for the Bulldogs.

High School: Earned runner-up honors in the discus and took sixth in the shot put at the GHSA AAAA state meet as a senior after winning both events at the Region 6-AAAA meet...Set a school record in the discus...Took second at the state meet in the discus as a junior after winning the region meet for the first time...Personal-best discus mark of 198 feet, 6 inches...Finished third at the region meet in the discus...Recognized as the 2009 and 2010 Most Valuable Male Field Athlete and Most Valuable Male Athlete...Named to Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Team...Also played football at Marist.

Personal: Born August 27, 1991...Son of Arje and Jim McCarty...Sister, Payton, graduated from UGA in 2010...Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

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