Event: Shot Put
PR: Shot Put – 21.09m/69-02.50 (2013)
Current Residence: Farmington, UT
Hometown: Redding, Calif.
High School: White Pine (Ely, Nev.) H.S.
College: University of Arizona ‘09
3rd at 2013 USA Outdoor Championships
2009 NCAA runner-up (19.86m/)
Falling victim to a great deal of depth in the men’s shot put in the U.S., Zack Lloyd has recorded an indoor or outdoor throw in the top ten in the country each of the last six seasons. In 2013 he finally landed on his first world championships team in Moscow. He recorded a personal best of 21.09/69-2.5 to place third at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships. Following the championships, that throw ranked Lloyd fifth on the world list in 2013.
2013: 3rd at USA Outdoors (21.09m/69-2.5); 6th at Drake Relays (19.49m/63-11.5); 1st at Jim Bush Invitational (20.90m/68-7)
2012: Drake Relays runner-up (20.64m/67-8.75); 4th at Jim Bush Southern California Championships (19.93m/65-4.75); 1st at Ogden Weber State Twilight Meet (20.61m/67-7.5); 1st at Ogden Wuldcat Open (20.69m/67-10.75); Toronto International Track & Field Games runner-up (20.28m/66-6.5)
2011: 1st at Orem UVU Collegiate Invitational (20.21m/66-3.75); 3rd at Walnut Mt. SAC Relays (20.01m/65-7.75); 8th at USA Outdoors (20.04m/65-9)
2010: 3rd at Mt. SAC Relays (19.34m/63-5.5); 1st at Provo BYU Cougar Invitational (19.45m/63-9.75)
2009: 2nd at Mt. SAC Relays (19.24m/63-1.5); PAC-10 runner-up (19.73m/64-8.75); NCAA West Region runner-up (20.09m/65-11); NCAA runner-up (19.86m/65-2); 12th at USA Outdoors (19.02m/62-5); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (19.21m/63-0.25)
2008: PAC 10 champion (21.03m/69-0); 4th at NCAA Outdoors (19.40m/63-7.75); 10th in qualifying at U.S. Olympic Team Trials (18.36m/60-3); 5th at NCAA Indoors (18.63m/61-1.5)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012: Indoor bests – 20.54m/67-4.75 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Outdoor bests – 20.69m/67-10.75 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 20 in the world)
2011: Indoor bests – 20.31m/66-7.75 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); Outdoor bests – 20.21m/66-3.75 (No. 9 in the USA. No. 34 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – 20.40m/66-11.25 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); Outdoor bests – 19.45m/63-9.75
2009: Indoor bests – 20.77m/68-1.75 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – 20.09m/65-11 (No. 12 in the USA. No. 44 in the world)
2008: Indoor bests – 19.60m/64-3.75 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 33 in the world); Outdoor bests – 21.03m/69-0 (N0. 4 in the USA, No. 10 in the world)