USATF Championships in Des Moines
6-7-07 NCAA Track and Field day 2
2007 Outdoor All-American (Hammer Throw, Shot Put)
2007 Mideast Region Champion (Hammer Throw, Shot Put)
2007 SEC Champion (Hammer Throw, Shot Put)
2007 NCAA Indoor All-American (Weight Throw)
2007 NCAA Runner-Up (Weight Throw)
2005 NCAA Outdoor All-American
2005 NCAA Indoor All-American
2005 SEC Outdoor Champion (Hammer Throw)
2005 SEC Indoor Champion (Weight Throw)
2004 NCAA Indoor Qualifier
2004 World Junior Championship Performer
2004 USA Junior National Shot Put Champion
2007 Outdoor: Earned All-American honors in the hammer and shot put, finishing third at the NCAA meet in the hammer (70.48m, 231-3) and seventh in the shot put (19.08m, 62-7.25) ... Mideast Region champion in both events, throwing the shot 19.35m (63-6) and the hammer 69.06m (226-7) ... Had a stellar SEC meet, winning titles in the hammer throw and shot put while placing second in the discus and setting personal bests in every event ... Improved his NCAA-leading hammer throw mark to 71.42m (234-4) while breaking his own school record ... Also won the shot put at the SEC meet with a heave of 19.63m (64-5), which ranks second in school history ... Finished second in the discus with a mark of 56.30m (184-8) ... In his first competition of the season at the Tiger Track Classic, broke his own school record with a mark of 69.92m (229-5) ... Improved his school record to 70.51m (231-4) at the Auburn Invitational ... Finished third at the Penn Relays with a throw of 68.84m (225-10) ... Also regionally qualified in the discus at the Auburn Invitational with a winning throw of 55.63m (182-6) ... Qualified in the shot put at the Tiger Track Classic, winning the event with a mark of 18.50m (60-8.5).
2007 Indoor: Earned All-America honors for the third time with his second-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Won his third consecutive SEC title with a throw of 23.29m (76-5), breaking school, meet and facility records ... Won the weight throw at three other meets throughout the season, posting an automatic qualifier every time ... Posted three top-10 finishes in the shot put as well, including a 5th-place finish at the SEC Championships.
2006 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Finished seventh at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the hammer throw with a personal-best mark of 69.97m (229-7) ... Ranked seventh in the U.S. in the hammer for 2006 by Track and Field News.
2006 Indoor: Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships in the weight throw by finishing third with a school-record throw of 22.89m (75-1.25) ... Repeated as SEC Champion in the weight throw with a mark of 22.24m (72-11.75) while placing eighth in the shot put (17.19m, 56.45) ... Was second in the weight throw and third in the shot put with a career-best mark of 18.42m (60-5.25) at the Tyson Invitational ... Won titles in the weight throw at the Kentucky Invitational and the Pepsi Invitational.
2005 Outdoor: Placed 11th in the hammer throw at the USA Outdoor Championships ... Earned All-American status at the NCAA Championships by placing fouth in the hammer throw with an Auburn record distance of 66.07m (216-9) ... Also placed 11th at the NCAAs in the shot put with a toss of 17.78m (58-4) ... Placed second in the hammer and fourth in the shot put (personal best mark of 18.85m) at the NCAA Mideast Regionals ... SEC Outdoor champion in the hammer with a throw of 65.52m (214-11), and placed third at the same meet in the shot put and fifth in the discus ... Also won the hammer throw title at the Triton Invitational.
2005 Indoor: Earned All-American status at the NCAA Championships by placing second in the weight throw with an Auburn record mark of 22.16m (72-8.5) ... SEC Indoor champion in the weight throw, winning the event with a distance of 21.68m (71-1.5) ... Also placed fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships in the shot put with a mark of 17.94m (58-10.25) ... Won the weight throw titles at the Wildcat Invitational, Clemson Invitational, Gator Invitational and Iowa State Classic.
2004 World Junior Championships: Came in 11th in the shot put at the World Junior Championships...Finished ninth in heat two in the hammer...Won the shot put at the USA Junior National's to earn a spot at World's...Came in second in the hammer throw and earned a chance to compete at World's.
2004 Outdoor: Finished ninth in the discus at regionals...Scored in the shot put and hammer at the SEC Championships...Also competed in the discus at SECs...Was the runner-up in the hammer throw at SECs with a toss of 61.82m (202-10)...Threw the shot and hammer at the Gatorade Classic...Finished fifth in the hammer at the Triton Invite where he also competed in the shot and discus...Was fifth in the hammer and sixth in the shot at the Spec Towns Meet...At Texas Relays, competed in the shot, discus and hammer.
2004 Indoor: Finished 11th in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships ...Set a new PR and AU record in the weight throw at the Florida Last Chance Meet with a toss of 20.72m (67-11.25)...Scored in the shot put and weight throw at the SEC Championships...Placed fifth in both events at SECs...At the Tyson Invite, competed in the shot and weight throw, finishing second in the weight...Also threw the shot and weight throw at the Gator Invite, SEC Invite and Kentucky Invite.
Personal: Born on May 22, 1985...Son of Randy and Maureen Martin...Sister Stacy competed for AU from 2000-04...Majoring in health promotions...Lists his most memorable track moment as making the World Junior Championship Team...Likes to play golf in spare time.
Personal Bests: Hammer - 69.97m (229-7); Discus - 54.24m (177-11); Shot Put - 18.85m (61-10.25); Weight Throw - 23.29m (76-5).