2005 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion (Shot Put)
2005 Indoor and Outdoor All-American (Shot Put)
2005 Outdoor All-American (Discus)
2005 SEC Indoor and Outdoor Champion (Shot Put)
2005 SEC Outdoor Champion (Discus)
2005 SEC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
2004 Olympian (Croatia, Shot Put)
2004 Outdoor All-American (Shot Put)
2004 SEC Outdoor Champion (Shot Put)
2004 SEC Outdoor Champion (Discus)
World Junior Record Holder (Shot Put)
World Junior Championship Gold Medallist
2007 Outdoor: Battled injuries throughout the season, but advanced to Mideast Regional Championships, finishing eighth in the shot put (17.49m, 57-4.75) and 19th in the discus (49.04m, 160-11) ... Placed sixth in the discus (53.34m, 175-0) and eighth in the shot put (17.23m, 56-6.5) at the SEC Championships ... Only other competition came at the Auburn Invitational, where he finished second in the discus (51.53m, 169-1).
2007 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put at three events ... Was seventh at the SEC Championships (17.92m, 58-9.5) ... Improved to 17.96m (58-11.25) at the LSU Qualifier, but did not advance to the NCAA Championships ... Also threw at the Tyson Invitational, finishing ninth (17.76m, 58-3.25).
2007 Indoor: Returned from an injury to participate in three meets in the shot put, posting a season best of 17.96m (58-11.25) at the LSU last chance meet ... Finished seventh at the SEC Championships with a throw of 17.92m (58-9.50) and ninth at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 17.76m (58-3.25).
2005 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put at the World Championships for Croatia ... Set a Croatian national record earlier in the summer with a throw of 20.94m ... Earned All-American honors in both the shot put and discus at the NCAA Championships ... Won his second straight outdoor national title in the shot put with a school-record throw of 20.88m (68-6), and placed eighth in the discus ... Won the shot put and discus titles at both the SEC Outdoor Championships and the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Named the SEC's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year ... Had a personal-best discus throw of 60.54m (198-7), which ranks third in school history, while winning the title at the Triton Invitational ... Also won theshot put title at the Triton Invitational, and the discus crown at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
2005 Indoor: Won his first indoor NCAA title, taking first in the shot put with an Auburn indoor record throw of 19.69m (64-7.25) ... Also won the shot put title at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 19.25m (63-2) ... His only other indoor competition came at the Gator Invitational, where he placed first with a toss of 19.68m (64-7).
2004 Olympics: Represented Croatia in the shot put at the Games...In the qualifying round, threw 18.44m (60-6) on his second attempt...Threw a personal best and Auburn record 20.30m (66-7.25) at a meet in Serbia and Montenegro to qualify for the Croatian Olympic Team.
2004 Outdoor: Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships after placing eighth in the shot put...Also competed in the discus at NCAAs...At the Mideast Regional Championship, earned automatic qualifiers to the championships with a second place finish in the discus and fourth in the shot put...Won both the discus and shot put at the SEC Championships...Set a new Auburn freshman and shot put record with his throw of 19.51m (64-0.25)...Won individual titles at the Gatorade Classic in the shot and discus...Competed at the Triton Invite, Spec Towns Invite and Texas Relays...Opened up the season at the Tiger-Eagle Invite and threw a personal best 59.59m (195-6) in the discus.
2004 Indoor: Won the shot put at the Florida Last Chance Meet with a provisional throw of 18.62m (61-1.25)...Mark at Florida meet was a new freshman shot put record...At the SEC Championships, finished third in the shot put to earn All-SEC honors with a throw of 18.36m (60-3)...Threw the shot at the Tyson Invite to place third...Opened up collegiate career at the Gator Invite, placing second in the shot with a throw of 18.44m (60-6).
Prior to Auburn: Holds the World Junior Record in the shot put (6 kg) with a toss of 72-00.75...Also holds Croatian National Junior Record in the shot put with a mark of 65-5.50 outdoors and 61-3 indoors...Holds the Croatian National Junior Record in the discus (1.75 kg) with a throw of 200-10...Has the Croatian National Junior Record in the discus with a throw of 193-6...Won the shot put (6 kg) at the World Junior Championships with a championship meet record of 70-5.50.
Personal: Born on February 18, 1983...Son of Edhem and Mirsada Elkasevic...Majoring in adult education...Lists the World Junior Championship as his most memorable track moment.