Petr Novotny
blank Petr Novotny
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Height:
6-2

Event:
Throws

2013: Outdoor - Wrapped his Bulldog career up by narrowly missing a spot at the national meet with a season-best shot put mark of 58 feet, 5 ¾ inches at the NCAA Prelims for 14th place...Had a season-best mark of 56-4.50 to take ninth in the shot put at the SEC Championships...Also took ninth in the discus at the SEC meet after reaching 165-7.

2013: Indoor - Finished sixth in the shot put at the Razorback Invite with a top throw of 57 feet, 10 ½ inches...Took fourth in the shot at the VT Elite Meet after reaching 58-11.25.

2012: Outdoor - Finished 27th in the shot put (a season-best 56 feet, 9 ½ inches) and had no mark in the discus at the NCAA East Prelims...Took 12th in the discus at the SEC Championships...Reached 170 feet in the discus and was third in the shot put (54-0.50) at the Triton Invitational...Won the discus at the Yellow Jacket Invite with a season-best toss of 175 feet...Earned runner-up honors in the shot put with a mark of 55-9.25, which was his longest outdoor throw since 2010, at the Georgia Relays and was third in the discus (167-11).

2012: Indoor -Finished ninth at the SEC Championships in the shot put (53 feet, 3 inches).

2011: Outdoor -Scored with an eighth-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Championships...Released a season-best attempt of 55 feet to take third in the shot put at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet...Had a sixth and final throw in the discus that measured 171-1 to win at the Spec Towns Invite.

2011: Indoor - Finished sixth in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships after launching a top effort of 55 feet, 6 ¼ inches.

2010: Outdoor - Tied for 36th in the shot put with a mark of 55 feet, ¾ inches at the NCAA East Prelims...finished fifth (54-5.25) at the SEC Championships...also took eighth in the discus with a personal-best heave of 161-10 at the SEC meet...reached a career-best distance of 57-7 to finish fourth in the shot put at the Florida Relays...had a personal-best throw of 56-9.50 to take fourth in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational...finished second with a mark of 55-5.75 inches at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Earned All-SEC Second Team honors after taking second in the shot put (58 feet, 1 inch) at the SEC Championships...had a career-best effort of 58-1.25 to finish third at the Hokie Invitational.

High School: Finished seventh at the 2008 World Junior Championships in the 6 kg shot put with a personal-best mark of 63-0 feet...Won the 2008 Czech Junior indoor and outdoor shot put championships...Has personal-best marks of 54-8 in the 7.26 kg shot put, 173-10 in the 1.75 kg discus and 157-5 in the 2 kg discus.

Personal: Born September 23, 1989...Son of Dana and Petr Novotny...Majoring in Management.

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