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Stephen Saenz
Stephen Saenz

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Rio Grande City, TX

High School:
Rio Grande City

Event:
Throws

2013 NCAA Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
2013 SEC Indoor Champion (Shot Put)
2012 Mexico Olympic Team Member (Shot Put)
2012 NACAC U23 Silver Medalist (Shot Put)
2012 NCAA Outdoor All-American (Shot Put/Discus)
2012 SEC Outdoor Champion (Shot Put)
2012 NCAA Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
2012 SEC Indoor Runner-up (Shot Put)
2011 NCAA Outdoor All-American (Shot Put)
2011 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (Discus)
2011 SEC Outdoor Champion (Shot Put)
2011 SEC Freshman Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
2011 NCAA Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
2011 SEC Freshman Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
2011 Pan-Am Games Competitor (Shot Put)

2012 Outdoor: First Team All-American in shot put... Honorable Mention All-American in discus at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships... Runner up in shot put at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a mark of 64-10.75 (19.78m)... Performance was an improvement from his 10th place finish in 2011... SEC shot put champion ... First Team All-SEC ... One of three men to compete in both the shot put and discus at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Won the shot put with a throw of 64-2.5 and placed fifth in discus with a throw of 174-9 at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Placed Second in shot put with a throw of 64-2.5 at the UCSD Triton Invitational ... Won the Auburn War Eagle Invitational in shot put with a throw of 60-1.25 ... Placed second in discus at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational and the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with throws of 175-11 and 173-1, respectively ... Posted a 55.39 mark in the prelims finishing ninth in discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... Tied for top throw in shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary Round with a long throw of 65-4 (19.91m), a new PR ... His throw in Jacksonville ranks third in Auburn history... Won the silver at the 2012 NACAC U23 Championships in the shot put with a top throw of 19.31m.

2012 Indoors: First Team All-American ... Finished 4th at NCAA Indoor Championships ... Set a school record with his throw of 65-10.5 feet ... All-SEC selection ... Finished as the runner-up at the 2012 SEC Indoor Championships with a throw of 19.25m (63-2) ... Reached the NCAA auto mark at the VT Elite Meet on February 3 with his mark of 64-5 (19.63m) ... Throw ranks sixth nationally in 2012 ... Finished first in shot put in three meets leading up to SECs ... Also competed in the weight throw four times in 2012 with his top mark of 18.54m (60-10) coming at Virginia Tech.

2011 Outdoor: Earned his first top finish of the season at the SEC-Big Ten Invitational, placing first in discus throw with a mark of 55.92m (183-5) ... That mark was good enough for sixth all-time on Auburn's top outdoor marks list ... Placed first in discus throw and third in hammer throw at the Tiger Track Classic with marks of 52.84m (173-4) and 55.67m (182-8), respectively ... Finished second in shot put at the War Eagle Invitational with a mark of 19.38m (63-07.00) ... Also recorded a personal-best mark of 56.39m (185-00) in hammer throw at the War Eagle Invitational, placing fourth and earning a spot at 10th all-time on Auburn's all-time list ... Finished second in shot put at the ULM Warhawk Classic with a mark of 19.25m (63-02) ... Placed first in shot put at the SEC Championships with a mark of 19.58m (64-3) and placed second in discus throw with a mark of 55.92m (183-5), tying his personal-best recorded at the first meet of the season ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in both shot put and discus throw at the NCAA Prelims, finishing first in shot put with a personal-best mark of 19.82m (65-0.25) and eighth in discus throw with a mark of 55.21m (181-1.5) ... The shot put mark placed him at third on Auburn's all-time top outdoor marks list ...Competed in shot put and discus throw at the NCAA Championships ... Earned marks of 18.50m (60-08.50) in shot put and 53.08m (174-1) in discus throw.

2011 Indoor: Placed third at the SEC Championships and fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put ... Won three shot put titles during the indoor season with the highest mark of 19.51m (64-0.25) coming at the Iowa State Classic ... His 19.51m mark is No. 3 in Auburn indoor history.

2010: Redshirted.

High School: Earned All-American honors in the shot put ... Was the 2009 Nike Indoor National Champion in the shot put with a throw of 71-0.5 that ranked No. 3 in the U.S. all-time for high school boys ... Finished second at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals in both the shot put and discus with marks of 71-6 and 200-0, respectively ... Two-time Texas 5A state titlist in the shot put ... In 2009, won in the shot put with a throw of 69-1.75 and was second in the discus (195-6) ... In 2008, won the shot with a mark of 64-9.75 and was third in the discus (180-1) ... Won the shot put (67-0) and the discus (170-6) at the 2008 AAU Junior Olympics ... Named the ESPN RISE National Boys Athlete of the Week after winning the shot put at the Carl Lewis Invitational in Houston with a then-U.S. leading 69-07.75, which was the longest high school throw since 1990 ... Was one of five throwers named to the Txrunning All-Decade Team ... Had personal bests of 72-6.25 in the shot put and 204-0 in the discus.

Personal: Born Aug. 23, 1990 ... Son of Ricardo and Ofelia Saenz ... Majoring in kinesiology.