USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

C.J. Hunter

C.J. HUNTER

Event: Shot Put

Height: 6-1

Weight: 330

PR: Shot Put: 71-9 (2000)

Born: December 14, 1968, in Washington, D.C.

Current Residence: Apex, N.C.

High School: Roosevelt HS (Hyde Park, N.Y.) '86

College: Penn State '90

Coach: Brian Blutreich

Agent: Charles Wells

Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 1999 World Champion; 1997 World Champs bronze medalist; 3-time USA national champion; 1995 World Indoor silver medalist; 2000 USA Olympic team member; 2nd at 2000 Olympic Trials.

The defending World Champion, Hunter showed his aptitude for shot putting early, winning his first national indoor title in 1989 at age 20. Six years later he won his second indoor title, and hes been among the world leaders ever since. Hunter got his start throwing after he failed to make the high school baseball team...he was the #3 high school thrower nationally his senior year...political science major at Penn State...after college, he moved to Colorado, where Pete Corkery converted him from the glide to the spin...married sprint superstar Marion Jones on October 3, 1998.

2000: 2nd at Olympic Trials with PR 71-9...won Mt. SAC Relays with 71-4..won at Osaka Grand Prix meet at 70-0.25....won Raleigh Grand Prix meet with PR 71-8.75....best of 71-9.

1999: Won World Champs (71-6)...2nd, USA Indoors (67-7.5)...2nd, USA Outdoors (69-2.5)...ranked #1 in world by T&FN... best of 71-6PR.

1998: 2nd in USA Champs (68-4.5)...2nd at Goodwill Games (68-2.5)...2nd in Edwardsville GP (68-0.25)...4th in GP Final (66-8.75)...ranked #4 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 68-4.5.

1997: Bronze medal in World Champs (66-8.5)...3rd in USA Indoor (67-4)...3rd in USA Champs (70-0.25 PR)...ranked #4 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 70-0.25.

1996: 3rd in Olympic Trials (69-1.5)... 7th in Olympic Games (66-10.75)...2nd in USA Indoor (66-5.25)...5th in GP Final (67-4)...ranked #5 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 69-5.5.

1995: Won USA Indoor (69-0.75)...silver medal at World Indoor (67-6.25)...gold at Pan-Am Games (67-4)...4th in USA Champs (67-3.5)...ranked #5 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 69-7.5.

1994: Won USA Champs (68-3.75), Goodwill Games (66-9.25) and World Cup (65-4.25)... 2nd in USA Indoor (67-6.25)...2nd in GP Final (67-3.25)...ranked #1 in world by T&FN... best of 68-8.5.

1993: 4th in USA Champs (66-1.5)...6th in USA Indoor (62-10)... ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 68-3.75.

1992: 8th in Olympic Trials (63-5.5)...2nd in USA Indoor (65-4.5)... ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 67-8.

1991: 2nd at USA Champs (64-1.75)... 19th in qualifying at World Champs (58-11.5)...3rd in USA Indoor (63-2)... 6th in World University Games (58-5.25)...3rd in Pan-Am Games (62-7.25)... ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 65-3.25.

1990: 5th in USA Indoor....7th at USA Outdoor...2nd in NCAA Indoor...2nd in NCAA...3rd in Olympic Fest...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 65-7.

1989: Won USA Indoor ... 2nd in NCAA Indoor...4th in NCAA...17th in qualifying at USA Champs...3rd in Olympic Fest...ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 63-10.5.

1988: 6th in USA Champs... 5th in NCAA...best of 60-0.25.

1987: 3rd at USA Juniors; 6th in DT... best of 60-6.

1986: Best of 51-0.5 (hs).

1985: Best of 56-9.5 (hs).

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