PR: 63.40m/208-0 (2006)
Born: April 12, 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) ‘01
College: Williams College ’06, Arizona ‘08
Coach: Craig Carter
Career Highlights: Two-time NCAA Division III men’s champion; 4th at 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships
Austin received some acclaim as a two-time NCAA Division III national men’s discus throw champion (2005-2006), but it was at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships when he really jumped onto the national stage with his impressive fourth-place finish. Austin finished the 2006 season ranked #4 in the U.S. by Track & Field News, marking his first career appearance on the top ten list. In 2006 he helped his Williams College team to the New England Division III Championship and a fourth-place finish at the Division III NCAA Championships during his final season there. At Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Austin was the team captain in 2001, when he also was the Pennsylvania state champion in the discus. He helped his team to the AAA team championship in 2001 as well, and set school record in the discus of 57.23 meters/187 feet 9 inches). He has two brothers, Matt and John… Brother John competes at Duke in the Javelin… Austin received two medical red-shirts while at Williams College as a result of breaking his foot on separate occasions… In his spare time he enjoys fishing… Austin is enrolled as a non-degree graduate student at the University of Arizona.
2007: 14th in qualifying at NCAA Outdoors (56.07m/183-11)…did not compete at USA Outdoors…4th at Austin (60.48m/198-5)…best of 60.48m/198-5.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (60.58m/198-9)…NCAA D-III discus champ (59.45m/195-0)…3rd at Chula Vista (63.40m/208-0)…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 63.40m/208-0.
2005: 10th at USA Outdoor Champs (57.29m/187-11)…NCAA D-III champion (59.76m/196-1)…best of 59.76m/196-1.
2004: Injured, did not compete.
2003: Injured, did not compete.
2002: 5th at USA Junior Champs (57.61m/189-0)…runner-up at NCAA D-III Champs…best of 54.05m/177-4.