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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Michael Mai

Michael Mai

Event: Hammer Throw
Height: 6-4
Weight: 255
PR: Hammer - 76.28m/250-3 (2008); Weight - 23.72m/77-10 (2011)
Born: 09/27/1977
Current Residence: Mountain View, Calif.
Hometown:
High School: Gehlen Catholic (Le Mars, Iowa) HS ‘96
College: U.S. Military Academy ‘00
Coach: Dave Swan
Agent: Self
Sponsor:
Club:
USA Championships
2011 USA Outdoor runner-up (74.69m/245-0)
2012 USA Indoor runner-up (23.91m/78-5)
Third at 2011 USA Indoors (23.72m/77-10)
Third at 2009 USA Outdoors (73.80m/242-1)
                                 
International Championships
2011 Pan American Games runner-up (72.71m/238-6)
 
About Michael
Mai is a two-time member of Team USA for the World Outdoor Championships. Mai, a Major in the U.S. Army, recently finished up a two-year assignment as the Finance Commander of Fort Lewis, Wash. In April 2011, Mai joined the Army World Class Athlete Program and moved to Mountain View, Calif., to train with his coach, Dave Swan, chairman of the men’s hammer throw for USA Track & Field. The second-youngest of six siblings, Mai went off to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he spent two years on the football team. Injuries caused Mai to stick with track and field, which was his first love. During his cadet career, Mai earned five letters in track (three outdoors and two indoors) along with helping Army capture three Patriot League outdoor titles and two indoor crowns competing in the 35-pound weight throw, the discus and the hammer. Mai had only thrown the discus prior to entering West Point, but proved to be a quick study in the hammer. He married high jumper Deirdre Mullen on July 30, 2011.
Results
2012: 1st at Stanford Invite (71.73m/235-4); USA Indoor runner-up (23.91m/78-5); 1st at Nampa Bronco Classic indoor (23.23m/76-2); 1st at PAUSATF Championships (75.56m/247-10); 1st at Jim Bush Invitational (69.55m/228-2); 10th at USA Outdoors (68.78m/225-8)   
2011: USA Outdoor runner-up (74.69m/245-0); 3rd at USA Indoors (23.72m/77-10); 1st at Berkeley (70.67m/231-10); 1st at Stanford (73.74m/241-11); 1st at Eugene (72.41m/237-6); 2nd at Pan American Games (72.71m/238-6); 1st at Seattle in WT (22.98m/75-4); 1st at Nampa in WT (22.99m/75-5); 1st at Seattle in WT (23.26m/76-3); 1st at Princeton in WT (22.69m/74-5).
2010: 11th at USA Outdoors (69.46m/227-11); 4th at Mt. SAC Relays (72.29m/237-2); 1st at Portland (73.11m/239-10); 1st at Seattle in WT (23.05m/75-7); 1st at New York in WT (22.93m/75-2); 4th at USA Indoors in WT (23.67m/77-8).
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoors (73.80m/242-1); 11th in Group A qualifying at World Outdoors (72.58m/238-1); 1st at Kansas Relays (71.61m/234-11); 4th at USA Indoors in WT (22.10m/72-6).
2008: 5th at USA Outdoors (71.75m/235-5); 1st at Stanford Invite (70.49m/231-3); 1st at Eugene (72.04m/236-4); 1st at West Point Invite (74.48m/244-4).
2007: 7th at USA Outdoors (70.21m/230-4); 1st at Stanford Invite (69.13m/226-9); 1st at San Mateo (71.73m/235-4).
2006: 6th at USA Outdoors (71.01m/233-0).
2005: Did not compete.
2004: 8th at Olympic Trials (68.86m/225-11); 1st at Sacramento (70.70m/231-11); 1st at Mountain Wiew (73.06m/239-8); 1st at Sacramento (73.66m/241-8); 1st at New York in WT (22.58m/74-1).
2003: 7th at USA Outdoors (68.09m/223-5); 1st at Mountain Wiew (66.65m/218-8).
2002: 21st at USA Outdoors (61.67m/202-4).
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Indoor bests – weight throw, 23.91m/78-5.5 (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 75.97m/249-3 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 49 in the world)
2011: Indoor bests – weight throw, 23.72m/77-10; Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 74.69m/245-0 (No. 4 in the USA)
2010: Indoor bests – weight throw, 23.67m/77-8; Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 73.11m/239-10 (No. 6 in the USA)
2009: Indoor bests – weight throw, 22.10m/72-6; Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 73.80m/242-1 (No. 4 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 76.28m/250-3 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 45 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 74.63m/244-10 (No. 3 in the USA)
2006: Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 71.01m/233-0 (No. 9 in the USA)
2005: Did not compete.
2004: Indoor bests – weight throw, 22.58m/74-1; Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 74.40m/244-1 (No. 4 in the USA)
2003: Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 70.42m/231-0
2002: Outdoor bests – hammer throw, 65.99m/216-6
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