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KEVIN TOTH
Event: Shot Put
Height: 6-4
Weight:
295
PR: Shot Put 21.78m/71-5.5 (1997)
Born: December 29, 1967, in Cleveland
Current Residence: Mayfield Heights, Ohio
High School: Friendswood, Texas '86
College: San Jacinto JC '89; McNeese State '91
Coach:
Kent Pagel
Agent:
John Nubani
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Three-time World Outdoor Championships competitor; 1994 USA Indoor champion; 3-time U.S. Indoor runner-up.

As a high school football player, Toth was lured into track by coach Don Jones...placed 4th in the Texas HS state meet as a senior in 1986...was a four-time conference champ at McNeese State...back surgery in 1988 caused him to give up football...works as a general manager at an engineering company that specializes in water treatment...in 1997 competed in the World's Strongest Man Contest, televised by ESPN...has been working with coach Kent Pagel off and on since spring 1998...at the throwers meet in Rudlingen, Switzerland, in August 1998, Toth was hit in the knee by a woman's hammer that went foul. "That screwed up the Grand Prix Final for me; it was two weeks later," he says...Last name rhymes with "both."

2000: 2nd at USA Indoors (19.81/65-0)...5th at Olympic Trials (19.58/66-3)...ranked #4 U.S. by T&FN...best of (21.46/70-5) while winning at Sea Ray Relays.
1999: 3rd, USA Outdoors...no fair throw, World Outdoor Champs...4th, USA Indoors...ranked #7 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 70-10.
1998: 2nd in USA Indoor (68-4.25)...5th in USA Outdoor Champs (65-1.25)...7th in Goodwill Games (63-9.75)...6th in GP Final (65-3.5), though injured...ranked #6 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN.
1997: 2nd in Outdoor USA Champs (71-5.5)...7th in World Outdoor Champs (65-8.25)... no mark in USA Indoor...ranked #9 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 71-5.5.
1996:
4th in Olympic Trials (65-6.75)...4th in GP Final (68-2.5)...ranked #6 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 69-4.75.
1995: 5th in USA Outdoor Champs (63-8.25)...2nd in USA Indoor (68-11.25)...12th in World Indoor (61-0.75)...ranked #9 in world (#5 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 69-5.5.
1994: Won USA Indoor (69-8.75)...5th in USA Outdoor Champs (66-1.5)...5th in GP Final (66-1.5)...ranked #4 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 69-8.75.
1993: 3rd in USA Outdoor Champs (66-7.25)... 4th in USA Indoor (67-2.25)...9th in World Outdoor Champs (64-0.5)...ranked #5 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 69-10.25.
1992: 5th in Olympic Trials (65-9)...4th in USA Indoor (64-0.5)... ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 68-10.5.
1991: 12th in NCAA Indoor (57-3.75)...3rd at NCAA Outdoors (61-0.25)...8th in USA Coutdoor Champs (59-3.5)...6th in Olympic Fest (58-0.5)... best of 61-7.5.
1990: Best of 59-3

1/27/01

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