PR: 69.44m/227-10 (2001)
Born: December 15, 1969 in El Dorado, Ark.
Current Residence: Nokomis, Fla.
High School: L.D. Bell (Hurst, Texas) '88
Colleges: Rice '90; Washington '93
Coach: Dan Lange
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: Two-time Olympian; Three-time USA champion (00, 01, 02); 5th at 2001 World Championships and 2000 Olympics
Known throughout his career as a consistent performer, Setliff stepped up to win the 2000-2002 U.S. discus titles. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he bettered his 12th place finish at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta by placing fifth; hell try for the medal stand in 2004. Although he did not compete in 1999 due to an injury, Setliff bounced back strong in 2000, setting a PR of 224-9 on March 25 in La Jolla, Calif., and winning the Olympic Trials with a throw of 209-9 for his first-ever national championship. Set PR in 2001 on July 21 with a throw of 69.44m/227-10 in La Jolla, the best mark by an American for the year. After 5th place finish at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Setliff said, I believe strongly that the U.S. is a great discus-throwing country. I take pride that a U.S. thrower is in the top 5. But Id like to break through and medal one of these days. On my first two throws (in the final) I had a lot of energy into the discus, but I missed them.
2004: Retired prior to the season.
2003: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (62.92m/206-5)best of 62.92m/206-5ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: USA Outdoor champion (63.74m/209-1)7th in Seville (63.01m/206-80)7th at Rethymnon (62.85m/206-2)6th at Madrid (61.52m/201-10ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN.best of 63.74m/209-1.
2001: Won USA Outdoors (66.85m/219-4)5th at World Outdoor Championships (66.55m/218-4)2nd at adidas Oregon Track Classic (65.27m/214-2)5th at Peregrine Systems U.S. Open (64.71/212-4)ranked #4 in world and #1 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 69.44m/227-10 in LaJolla.
2000: Won Olympic Trials (209-9)... 5th at Olympics (216-7)...ranked #5 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...set PR of 224-9 at La Jolla, Calif., on March 25.
1999: Did Not Compete (injured).
1998: 2nd at USA Champs...ranked #4 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 224.7.
1997: 3rd at USA Champs...7th at World Champs...ranked #5 in world (#2) U.S.) by T&FN...best of 217-0.
1996: 3rd at Olympic Trials...12th at Olympic Games...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 219-4. 1995: 4th at USA Champs...1st, Olympic Festival...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 213-1. 1994: 7th at USA Champs...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 203-8.
1993: 5th at NCAA Champs...7th at USA Champs...7th at World University Games...ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 210-3.
1992: Placed 8th at Olympic Trials...Pac-10 runner-up ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 201-11.
1991: Best of 194-10.
1990: Best of 181-11.