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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Alfred

Alfred "A.G." Kruger

Event: Hammer Throw
Height: 6-4
Weight: 260
PR: 79.26m/260-0 (2004)
Born: 02/18/1979
Current Residence: Ashland, Ohio
Hometown: Sheldon, Iowa
High School: Sheldon (Iowa) H.S. '97
College: Morningside (Sioux City, Iowa) '01
Coach: Jud Logan
Agent: Self
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
2008 Olympic Trials champion (75.81m/248-09)
Five-time USA Outdoor champion – 2006 (75.81m/248-9); 2007 (78.10m/256-3); 2008 (75.81m/248-09); 2009 (75.31m/247-1); 2013 (75.52/247-9)
Eight-time U.S. Indoor WT champion – 2003 (22.25m/73-0); 2005 (23.47m/77-0);
2006 (23.74m/77-10.75); 2007 (24.05m/78-11); 2009 (23.31m/76-5.75); 2010 (24.99m/82-0); 2012 (24.57m/80-7); 2014 (23.70m /77-9 ¼)
Two-time USA Indoor runner-up - 2011 (23.73m/77-10.25); 2013 (23.37m/76-8)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2004 (76.02m/249-5); 2012 (73.93m/242-6)
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials (73.93m/242-6)
 
Collegiate Championships
2001 NCAA Division II champion
 
About Alfred
For more than a decade, Alfred "A.G." Kruger has consistently been one of the country's top throwers. In 2013 he won his fifth USA Outdoor championship and his first since 2009. In 2014 he won an unprecedented eighth USA Indoor weight throw title, He showcased his longevity in 2012 by earning his third straight trip to the Olympic Games while recording the top indoor weight throw and hammer throw in the country. He won four conscutive USA Outdoor crowns from 2006-09 and has won a total of six USA Indoor crowns in the weight throw. Kruger’s coach, Jud Logan, knows a thing or two about success, as he is a four-time Olympian and the head of the Ashland Elite Club. “It was the biggest compliment in my life when Jud Logan recruited me (out of Morningside College),” Kruger said. “I would never be where I am without him. He is the master of getting you ready to go.” During his college years, Kruger was an NCAA Division II student-athlete at Morningside where he played football and was a member of the track & field team. In the fall of 2007, he married his wife Laura and they had their first child, Alfred George Kruger IV in August 2011. 
Results
2013:
7th in qualifying group A at World Outdoors (73.35m/240-7); 1st at USA Outdoors (75.52/247-9); 1st at Elite Classic (77.10/252-11); 2nd at USA Indoors(23.37m/76-8); 1st at Bloomington (22.73m/74-7)
2012: 12th in Group B at Olympic Games (72.13m/236-7); 3rd at Olympic Trials (73.93m/242-6); Tuscon Elite Classic champion (74.05m/242-11); Louisville Cardinal Twilight Champion (72.79m/238-9); Akron Campbell Wright Open champion (75.66m/248-2); Oxford Miami Invitational champion (74.81m/245-5); Columbia Invitational (75.46m/247-7); USA Indoor champion (24.57m/80-7); Ohio State Invitational champion (21.13m/69-4); Findlay Open champion (24.68m/80-11); Akron Invitational champion (24.05m/78-11); 
2011: 2nd at USA Indoors (23.73m/77-10.25); 3rd at USA Outdoors (73.01m/239-6)
2010: USA Indoor champion (24.99m/82-0); 4th at USA Outdoors (73.90m/242-5)
2009: USA Outdoor champion (75.31m/247-1); USA Indoor champ (23.31m/76-5.75); 13th in Group A qualifying at World Outdoors (70.19m/230-3); 1st at Columbus (75.69m/248-4).
2008: Olympic Trials champion (75.81m/248-09); 14th in Group B qualifying at Olympic Games (71.21m/233-7); runner-up at USA Indoors (24.07m/78-11.75); 1st at Eugene (78.68m/258-2 U.S. Leader).
2007: USA Outdoor champion (78.10m/256-3); 9th in qualifying at World Outdoors (73.19m/240-1); USA Indoor champion (24.05m/78-11); 2nd at Lake Erie Association Championships (71.95m/); 1st at Sioux City Relays (77.11m/253-0); 2nd at Mt. SAC Relays (76.84m/252-1).
2006: USA Outdoor champion (75.81m/248-9); USA Indoor champion (23.74m/77-10.75); 1st at Mt. SAC (78.52m/257-7); 1st at Bloomington, Ind. (77.98m/257-7); 1st at Columbus (77.00m/252-7); 1st at Drake Relays (76.09m/249-7).
2005: USA Indoor champion (23.47m/77-0); 3rd at USA Outdoors (71.48m/234-6); 7th in Group A qualifying at World Outdoor Champs (74.37m/244-0; 2nd at Calvin (75.57m/247-11).
2004: 2nd at Olympic Trials (76.02m/249-5); did not qualify for Olympic final (69.38m/227-7); met Olympic A standard August 5 at Berea (Ohio) Open (79.26m/260-0PR); 2nd in WT at USA Indoors (22.56m/74-0.25); 1st in WT at Kent (22.87/75-0.5)
2003: USA Indoor WT champion (22.25m/73-0); no mark at USA Outdoors.
2002: 14th at USA Outdoor (64.59m/211-11); 6th at USA Indoors (19.50m/63-11.75).
2001: 1st at North Central Conference in hammer and discus; NCAA Div. II champion in HT; 19th in HT at USA Outdoors.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Indoor bests -- weight throw, 23.37/76-8¼ (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the World); Outdoor bests -- hammer throw, 77.10/252-11 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 23 in the World)
2012: Indoor bests – weight throw, 25.18m/82-7.5 (No. 1 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 79.20m/259-10 (No. 1 in the USA; No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)    
2011: Indoor bests – weight throw, 25.18m/82-7.50 (No. 1 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 76.34m/250-5 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 30 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – weight throw, 24.99m/82-0 (No. 1 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 77.35m/253-9 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 20 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests – weight throw, 24.11m/79-1.25 (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 75.69m/248-4 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 34 in the world)
2008: Indoor bests – weight throw, 24.28m/79-8 (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 78.68m/258-2 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 27 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests – weight throw, 24.78m/81-3.75 (No. 1 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 78.10m/256-3 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 18 in the world)
2006: Indoor bests – weight throw, 23.74m/77-10.75 (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 78.52m/257-7 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 18 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests – weight throw, 23.47m/77-0 (No. 3 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 75.57m/247-11 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 44 in the world)
2004: Indoor bests – weight throw, 22.87m/75-0.5 (No. 4 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 79.26m/260-0 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 20 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests – weight throw, 22.25m/73-0 (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 70.53m/231-4 (No. 7 in the USA)
2002: Indoor bests – weight throw, 22.58m/74-1 (No. 4 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw,
68.53m/224-10
2001: Indoor bests – weight throw, 19.32m/63-4.5; Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 65.66m/215-5; discus, 56.00m/183-9
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