Event: Hammer Throw
PR: 75.00m/246-1 (2008)
Born: February 9, 1975 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Current Residence: Danville, Calif.
High School: Amador Valley (Pleasanton, CA) HS ‘93
College: UC-Berkeley ‘98
Club: Pac Bay TC
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2004 Olympic Trials; 4th at 1998 USA Outdoor Championships
The highlight of Nutter’s 2008 season was his personal best toss of 75.00m/246-1 at West Point on June 5. His 2007 season was his best in two years featuring a fourth place finish at the USA Outdoor Nationals and a best throw of 74.24m/243-7. He enjoyed a stellar 2004 season highlighted by his third-place finish at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento. However, he was unable to meet the Olympic “A” qualifying standard needed to compete in Athens. Despite that disappointment, he threw a monster personal best last year with his throw of 73.53/241-3 on June 26 in Provo, Utah. That effort easily bettered his previous career best by a whopping nine feet…Nutter signed up for track as a freshman at Amador Valley High in California just so a friend on the team could get credit toward his letter. He only meant it to be for one day. But that first day changed his life. “I knew I didn’t want to run so I thought, ‘I’ll try the discus throw.’ Then I had some success in that,” he said. “Actually he had a lot of success. When Nutter tried throwing the hammer in his senior year, he liked that even better. He was voted most valuable athlete in track and field (as well as in football) in his senior year and went to UC Berkeley on a track and field scholarship, where he had two top-10 hammer finishes at NCAA Outdoor Championships.
4th at Olympic
Trials (73.25m/240-04)…1st at West Point (75.00m/246-1PR)…ranked #4
in U.S. by T&FN…best of 75.00m/246-1.
2007: 4th at USA Outdoor Championships (71.56m/234-9)...2nd at Tucson (74.24m/243-7)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 74.24m/243-7.
2006: 5th at USA Outdoor Champs (71.08m/233-2)...4th at Mt. SAC (72.25m/237-0)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 72.25m/237-0.
2005: 6th at USA Outdoors (68.52m/224-10)...1st at Azusa, CA (74.86m/245-7)...best of 74.86m/245-7.
2004: 3rd at Olympic Trials (72.46m/237-9)…2nd at Provo (73.53m/241-3PR)…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 73.53m/241-3.
2003: 5th at USA Outdoors (69.54m/228-2)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 70.51m/231-4.
2002: 9th at USA Outdoors (67.33m/220-11)…best of 67.33m/220-11.
2001: 6th at USA Outdoors (70.80m/232-3)…ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 70.80m/232-3.
2000: 9th at Olympic Trials (65.66m/215-5)…ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 69.20m/227-0.
1999: Best of 67.40m/221-1.
1998: 4th at USA Outdoors (69.35m/227-6)…6th at NCAA Outdoors…3rd at PAC-10…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 69.35m/227-6.
1997: 9th at NCAAs…3rd at PAC-10…17th in qualifying at USA Outdoors…best of 65.60m/215-3.
1996: 10th at PAC-10…14th at NCAAs…best of 65.29m/214-2.
1995: Best of 62.86m/206-3.