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Malik Paul

  • position Throws
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • Previous School USC Beaufort
  • High school West Ashley
  • position Throws
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • Previous School USC Beaufort
  • High school West Ashley

Malik Paul Bio

2017, 2018 NAIA Championships qualifier (Discus)

2018 Outdoor Sun Conference Champion (Hammer Throw)
2017 Outdoor Sun Conference Champion (Discus)

2019-20 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018-19 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Indoor: Finished 10th in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 20.16m/66-0.50 … Won the weight throw at the Gamecock Opener with a toss of 20.10m/65-11.50 … Had top-five finishes in the weight throw at the Carolina Challenge, Bob Pollock Meet and USC Indoor Open … Threw his season’s best at the USC Indoor Open with a toss of 20.56m/67-5.50.
Outdoor: Earned First Team All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships, tossing the discus 58.35m/191-5 … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a ninth-place finish at the East Regional in the discus … Was fourth at the SEC Championships in the discus with a toss of 56.41m/185-1 … Also threw the hammer throw at the SEC Championships, but did not complete a legal throw … Won the discus at the Tiger Track Classic and the hammer throw at the Charlotte Invitational … Finished in the top 10 of 15 competitions … Tossed the discus 57.42m/188-4 to earn his qualifying mark for Regionals at the Weems Baskin … Threw the hammer a season-best 62.42m/204-9 to win the hammer throw at the Charlotte Invitational … Threw the discus 55 meter or farther six times … Tossed the hammer 60 meters or farther in three competitions.

Made a huge leap in production in his second season with the Gamecocks… Finished 4th at the 2020 SEC Indoor Championships in the Weight Throw… Threw a PR at the SEC Championships with a toss of 20.82m… Broke 20 meters at the Tiger Paw Invite and then hit over 20 meters in the final three meets of the season… Won the USC Indoor Open, Orange and Purple Elite and Gamecock Opener… Finished in the top five in every meet but one… Finished with the 33rd best throw in the country.
Outdoor: Cancelled.

Focused on the weight throw in his first campaign with Carolina, making steady improvement during the year… finished second in his debut meet, the Orange & Purple Elite, throwing 17.89m (58-8 1/2)… earned his first win with a throw of 17.01m (55-9) at the USC Indoor Open… closed the indoor season with a huge PR, 18.76m (61-6 3/4) to come in 12th at the SEC Championships.
Outdoor: Made huge strides in his first outdoor year with the Gamecocks, ending the season as an NCAA Regional qualifier… started the year with a second-place discus finish at the Black & Gold Challenge, throwing 49.98m (163-11)… followed that up with a victory at the Buccaneer Invitational, measuring 48.83m (160-2) to notch the win… added a second-place finish at the USC Outdoor Open… threw a massive PR at the Penn Relays, a mark of 54.14m (177-7) to finish eighth in the championship flight… came in 12th at the SEC Championships, with a top throw of 49.52 (162-5)… ended the season with another personal record, throwing 54.94m (180-3) to take 18th at the NCAA East Regional… that’s the 10th-best throw in Carolina program history… also threw the hammer at four meets, including second-place finishes at the Buccaneer Invitational and both home meets.

Competed for two seasons at USC Beaufort, where he was coached by Bernard Gaither… Was the Sun Conference’s Field MVP in 2018 and led USCB to the 2017 Sun Conference title… Was a two-time NAIA Championship qualifier in the discus, finishing 14th in 2017 and 11th in 2018… Won the discus throw at the 2017 conference meet and the hammer in 2018.

High School
Competed at West Ashley High School in Charleston, S.C., for head coaches Catherine Porter and Austin Miller… Was a region champion and a lower state qualifier… Also played football for the Wildcats.

Son of Donald Moultrie and Bernadette Paul… Has two brothers, Theo and Malcolm… Majoring in information technology at Carolina, with the goal of becoming a Cyber Systems Operator in the U.S. Air Force… Chose to come to Carolina because of the amazing atmosphere and energy surrounding the program.

Indoor Personal Records
Shot Put
11.00m | 36-1 1/4 (1/28/18 KMS Invitational
Weight Throw
20.82m (2/29/2020 SEC Championships)
Outdoor Personal Records
Shot Put
13.62m | 44-8 1/4 (Sun Conference Championship)
54.94m | 180-3 (5/24/19 NCAA East Regional)
Hammer Throw
54.39m | 178-5 (4/20/19 USC Outdoor Open)
39.11m | 128-4 (4/22/18 Sun Conference Championship)