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JOHN HETZENDORF
Events: Javelin
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
PRs: 78.23m/256-8 (2005)
Born: January 27, 1977 in Lewisburg, Pa.
Current Residence: Wichita, Ks
High School: Warrior Run HS (Turbotville, Pa)
College: Kent State 00
Coach: Self
Agent: Self
Club: unattached

Career Highlights: 2005 USA Outdoor Championships runner-up

At the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships Hetzendorf threw 78.23m/256-8 to finish second in the competition, qualifying him for the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki, when champion Breaux Greer withdrew due to injury. Hetzendorf was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American in the javelin and two-time Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion at Kent State. He was the team captain of the MAC championship squad at KSU, and recorded two top 15 finishes in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing seventh in 1997 (66.53m/218-3) and 14th in 1998 (67.68m/222-0).  Hetzendorf is in his seventh year as a Wichita State University assistant track and field coach. During the fast five seasons, Hetzendorf has coached 13 MVC champions, 30 all-MVC performers, including all-American and four-time MVC champion javelin thrower Allison Berry. Hetzendorf graduated from Wichita State in May 2000 with a degree in Biology.

2006: 15th at AT&T USA Outdoors (68.96m/226-3)…5th at Tucson (70.45m/231-2)…best of 70.45m/231-2.
2005: USA Outdoor championships runner-up (78.23m/256-8)11th in Group B at World Championships (70.49m/231-3)7th at Payton Jordan US Open (68.81m/225-09)ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 78.23m/256-8.
2004: 9th at Olympic Trials (70.49m/231-03)1st at Manhattan (75.11m/246-5)ranked #9 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 75.10m/246-5. 2003: 12th at USA Outdoor Championships (70.36m/203-10)best of 73.73m/241-11.
2002: Best of 70.61m/231-8.
2001: Best of 70.02m/229-9.
2000: No mark at Olympic Trialsbest of 68.24m/223-11.
1999: 17th at USA Outdoorsbest of 70.89m/232-7.
1998: MAC champion14th at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 68.60m/225-1.
1997: 9th at NCAA Champs9th at USA Champsbest of 70.99m/232-11.
1996: U.S. Junior Champs runner-upbest of 67.28m/220-9.
1995: Best of 66.16m/217-1.
1994: 8th at USA Junior Champsbest of 54.91m/180-2.

 

 

 

1/16/07

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