USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

Ed Kaminski

ED KAMINSKI

Event: Javelin

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

PR: Javelin: 270-6 (1994)

Born: March 26, 1968, in Kansas City, Kans.

Current Residence: Blue Springs, Mo

High School: Aquinas HS (Shawnee, Kans.) '86

Colleges: Johnson County JC '88; Arkansas '90

Coach: self

Agent: self

Club: unattached

Kaminski was recruited onto his high school team as a javelin thrower after the coach saw him whip a baseball in a physical fitness test: "The coach said, 'I know what you're going to be doing in track this spring."earned his degree in advertising and public relationsnow works full-time as a broker for Nations Banc Investments"I've always worked. I've never focused solely on training, except for two years when I worked at Home Depot in Atlanta. Now I have an 8 to 5 job. It can be a struggle, but that's the bottom line."kept throwing after college because, "I knew there was more potential there. I saw an opportunity, and I had a lot of fun doing it."plans to keep throwing at least through the year 2000: "At this point I can't see me quitting yet. It gives me something to do." "I'm active, Of course being married with a child might change things."married wife Michelle in May 1997: "She's supportive, plus she's a huge sports fan. Her favorite show is ESPN SportsCenter."

1999: 9th at USA Outdoors...best of 223-01986: best of 199-1

1998: 3rd in USA Outdoors (247-6)5th in Goodwill Games (243-0)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 247-6

1997: 2nd in USA Outdoors (262-2)35th in qualifying at World Champs (227-9)ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 262-2.

1996: 6th in Olympic Trials (251-4)ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 265-9.

1995: 6th at Pan-Am Games (237-2)9th at USA Outdoorps (219-11)29th in qualifying at World Champs (235-11)ranked #2  in U.S. by T&FNbest of 260-0.

1994: 3rd at USA Outdoors (252-8)ranked #3  in U.S. by T&FNbest of 270-6

1993: 3rd in USA Outdoors (239-11)2nd in World University Games (254-4)19th in qualifying at World Champsranked #2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 263-8.

1992: 7th in Olympic Trials (239-9)ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 260-2.

1991: 9th in USA Outdoors (234-8)9th in World University Games (236-9)ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 247-1.

1990: 2rd in SWC7th in NCAA9th in USA Outdoors...best of 241-11.

1989: 14th in qualifying at NCAA14th in qualifying at USA Outdoorsbest of 239-10.

1988: Won JUCO Champsbest of 228-6

1987: 2nd in JUCO Champs...best of 217-7