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David Zaycek

  • position Throws
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Manasquan, N.J.
  • High school Wall
  • position Throws
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Manasquan, N.J.
  • High school Wall

David Zaycek Bio

2008: Indoors competed in shot put and weight throw … placed third in season opener at UNC Classic … placed second at Tiger Invitational at career best 53-5 ¾ … took second at Gamecock Invitational … finished 16th at SEC Indoor Championships … posted five top-10 finishes in weight throw … took second in the weight throw at the Tiger Invitational at 56-11 … placed 12th at SEC Indoors at 55-1 … outdoors competed in shot put, hammer and discus … placed 17th in shot put at SEC Outdoors … took 13th at SECs in discus at 162-1 … season best 171-9 in hammer throw for fifth place finish at Weems Baskin Relays … seventh place in discus at Spec Towns Invitational at season best 166-5.

2007: Opened outdoor season at Hurricane Invite with a fourth place finish in shot put at 52-10 3/4 … recorded a team-high 157-11 in discus at same meet … hit personal-best 53-5 1/2 at Jim Click Shootout … won shot put at Weems Baskin Relays with a mark of 50-10 1/4.

2006: The weight throw and shot put were contested during the indoor season … in the weight throw, a 48-11 1/2 throw was good for a 12th-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational … an improvement of 55-5 at the SEC Indoor Championships became a personal record and placed ninth … in the shot put, opened up the indoor season with a PR throw of 51-5 3/4 at Virginia Tech … at the SEC Indoor Championships, a 48-10 1/4 effort secured a 14th-place finish … the hammer, shot put and discus were his events during the outdoor season … had a personal record in the hammer with a 167-5 throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships, good for 14th place … in the shot put, had a 51-3 mark at the Florida Relays … set a PR at the SEC outdoor meet with a 55-2 toss to finish in ninth place … in the discus, a throw of 162-0 placed eighth at the Florida Relays … subsequent marks of 164-11 at the Orange & Purple Meet and 160-7 at the SEC Outdoor Championships rounded out the year.

2005: Was a regular entry in the shot put and weight throw competitions during the indoor season … best effort in the shot was a 50-9 1/2 effort, over a foot longer than his previous best mark, to finish second at the USC Invitational … top weight throw was 46-0 at the Meet of Champions … competed once each in the shot and discus events during the outdoor season before taking a redshirt season … won the Weems Baskin Relays shot put event with a mark of 49-3 1/2 … also placed fifth in the same meet in the discus with a toss of 135-6.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Doug Richardson, Warren Campbell and Rob Paneque at Wall High School … lettered six times in track and field and three times in football … state champion in the shot put (58-9) and discus (171-0) … earned all-state honors and was the county MVP in the shot and discus … named the New Jersey High School Athlete of the Year … earned all-county honors in football, helping his team to the state title.

PERSONAL: David Eric Zaycek was born Oct. 1, 1985 … parents are Wayne and Gail Zaycek … currently pursuing a master[apos]s degree in sport management … undergraduate degree in retailing … enjoys fishing and hunting … also considered North Carolina, Penn State and Connecticut before selecting South Carolina.

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