PR: 74.02m/242-10 (2000)
b July 3, 1975 in Providence, R.I.
Current Residence: Providence, R.I.
High School: Classical (Providence, R.I.) HS '93
College: Boston College '97
Coach: Bill Sutherland
Club: New York AC
Career Highlights: Two-time U.S. Junior champ; 4th at 1997 U.S. Championships.
Mark McGehearty and his twin brother, Sean, have been nationally known in the hammer throw since 1991. A two-time U.S. Junior champ, Mark placed 10th at the U.S. Outdoor Nationals as a sophomore at Boston College in 1995. The Big East champ in 1996, he placed 8th at the NCAA Outdoors, and a very respectable 10th at the U.S. Olympic Trials that summer. Dean's List students while at Boston College, Mark majored in history with a minor in education while Sean majored in sociology with a minor in education. Mark is the older of the twins by two minutes. Mark is right-handed and Sean is a lefty. They spin in opposite directions while throwing either the 35-pound weight or the hammer. The twins were named co-Eagle of the Year by their alma mater in 1997. Mark, a seven-time NCAA All-American, improved his PR by nearly seven feet in 2000 with a heave of 242-10 at New Haven on July 1.
2000: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials 68.92/226-1...2nd in 35lb weight
throw at U.S. Indoors (23.08/75-8.75)...ranked 4th in U.S by T&FN...best of
1999: 5th at U.S. Outdoor Championships...ranked 5th in U.S. by T&FN...best of 235-1.
1998: 12th at U.S. Championships...best of 230-10.
1997: 4th at USA Outdoors...7th at NCAA Outdoors...2nd at IC4As...ranked 4th in U.S. by T&FN...best of 230-4.
1996: 8th at NCAA Outdoors...10th at Olympic Trials...1st at Big East champs...2nd at IC4As...best of 223-8.
1995: 10th at U.S. Outdoor Champs...12th at NCAA Outdoors...4th at IC4As...3rd at Big East champs...best of 218-1.
1994: 12th at NCAAs...best of 207-4.
1993: 1st at U.S. Juniors...best of 230-2HS
1992: 1st at U.S. Juniors...best of 212-9HS