PR: Javelin 77.91m/255-7 (2002)
Born: September 7, 1980 in Shreveport, Louisiana
Current Residence: Natchitoches, Louisiana
High School: Benton (La.) HS 98
College: Northwestern Louisiana State 02
Coach: Mike Heimerman
Career Highlights: 2002 U.S. runner-up; 1999 U.S. Junior Champion
Fredericks personal best throw of 77.91m/255-7 in finishing as the runner-up at the 2002 USA Outdoor Championships was the fourth-best throw by an American in 2002, and made him the second-best U.S. performer that year behind Breaux Greer. In addition to setting his personal best at 2002 USA Outdoors, Frederick tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his elbow later in the competition. Frederick had surgery in mid-September of 2002. The surgery went very well and my doctor tells me my recovery is moving ahead of schedule, he said. He told me I could start throwing a womens javelin in February. Frederick is unsure about how soon he will return to competition. I do know that I hate to lose and the best from me is yet to come. A high school quarterback, Frederick started throwing the javelin as a senior when a coach suggested he give it a trywas an Academic All-District selection his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons in high school...he is a cousin to retired baseball All-Star Albert Belle...Frederick will graduate in May with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration... enjoys basketball and video games.
2003: 8th in
qualifying round at USA Outdoors (69.42m/227-9)1st at Columbus
(79.62m/269-4)best of 79.62m/269-4.
2002: 2nd at USA Outdoors (77.91m/255-7PR)1st at S.F. Austin (74.80m/245-5)1st at Boise (73.63m/241-7)3rd at Atlanta (73.47m/241-0)ranked #2 in U.Sbest of 77.91m/255-7PR. 2001: 5th at USA Outdoors (72.40m/237-6)5th at NCAA Outdoors1st at Southland Conference Championshipsbest of 74.68m/245-0.
2000: 5th at NCAA Outdoors27th in qualifying at Olympic Trials (65.57m/215-1)best of 70.81m/230-3.
1999: 1st at USA Juniors5th at Pan Am Juniorsbest of (65.20m/213-11).