Highlights and interviews from DePaul Invitational at Lane Tech Stadium.
Career Notes: Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2010, 2011, 2012...named a second team All-American in both shot put and discus...named to both the 2010 and 2011 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field teams...placed 12th in the shot put event at the 26th World University Games where he represented the Canadian athletics squad...also competed at the Canadian Senior Championships in 2011 where he placed second in shot put, which qualified him for the World University Games...at the Canadian Senior Championships, also sent the discus 46.01 meters and took fifth place...earned first BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week after taking first at the Illinois Intercollegiate in 2011.
2011-12 (Senior) Indoor: Competed in the shot put at eight events, finishing in first place in seven of them...broke the DePaul shot put record by throwing 20.51m at the BIG EAST Championships, where he was named BIG EAST Conference Indoor Champion...qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships...threw 18.39m there and finished 12th...won the shot put at all of the following events: the Iowa State Classic (20.35m), Alex Wilson Invitational (20.16m), Indiana Relays (20.03m), Notre Dame Invitational (20.01m), Blue and Gold Invitational (19.51m), and the Badger Track Classic (19.59m).
Outdoor: Was named BIG EAST Champion in the discus throw, where he threw 58.60m...made a career-best throw of 59.24m in the discus at the Cardinal Twilight, where he finished insecond place...finished in first place in the discus at all of the following events: Drake Relays (58.30m), DePaul Invitational (57.52m), and the Chicagoland Championships (56.66m)...took home second place in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 17.87m...threw a career-best 19.69m at the Drake Relays, where he won the event...also finished in first place in the shot put at the DePaul Invitational (19.52m) and the Chicagoland Championships (17.78m).
2010-11 (Junior) Indoor: Named the indoor shot put BIG EAST Conference Champion with a throw measured at 18.17m...broke the indoor shot put record set in 2002 with a distance of 18.08 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational...went on to increase that record at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships where his throw was measured at 19.18m...notched five consecutive first-place finishes to open the season, starting with the Blue and Gold Invitational and followed by the Purdue Invitational (17.30m), the Badger Track Classic (17.93m), the Notre Dame Invitational (17.58m), and the Illinois Intercollegiate...named BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the week after his performance at the Illinois Intercollegiate...represented DePaul at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships, becoming the first student-athlete to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships since 2002...finished the indoor season with six throws past the 18m mark and was the BIG EAST Conference Champion...his trip to the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championship qualified him for Honorable Mention to the All-American Team.
Outdoor: At the 49er Classic, his discus throw of 55.46m set a new DePaul record and earned him first place at the event...also finished first in the shot put at the 49er Classic with a throw of 17.71m...took the BIG EAST Conference Championship in shot put with a first-place throw measured at 17.75m...notched three other first place finishes in the shot put as he won Raleigh Relays (18.14m), Stan Lyons Invitational (18.33m), and the Cardinal Invitational (18.80m)...his 18.80m throw at the Cardinal Invitational serves as his career-best for outdoor competition...he took home first in the discus throw at Sun Angel Classic (53.47m), the DePaul Invitational (52.11m) and the Stan Lyons Invitational (52.43m)...also in discus, grabbed a fifth-place finish at the Raleigh Relays (50.19m), a fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (53.16m), and a ninth-place finish in the NCAA Preliminaries (55.01m)...competed in the hammer throw at the ISU Duals where he nabbed an eighth-place standing thanks to a throw of 47.98m...finished the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a 14th-place finish in discus and a 19th-place finish in shot put.
2009-10 (Sophomore) Indoor: Earned all-conference honors after placing third in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championship with a distance of 16.99m...raised his personal record in the shot put to 17.01m at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier...one the shot put competition at the Indiana Relays and Badger Track Classic with throws of 16.94m and 16.53m, respectively.
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put following an eighth-place performance at the West Preliminary...logged a throw of 17.90m at the West Prelim before stretching the tape to 17.28m at the NCAA Championship to place 22nd overall...season-best throw came at the DePaul relays with a shot put of 18.05m...placed fourth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 17.37m...placed sixth in the discus at the BIG EAST Championship following a performance of 51.11m...broke the DePaul discus record at the Cardinal Twilight after posting a throw of 53.89m...qualified for NCAA postseason action in both the discus and the shot put...recorded a season-best hammer throw of 47.17m at the DePaul Relays.
2009-10 (Freshman at Tulsa) Indoor: Led the team in the shot put with a season-best throw of 15.53m, and in the weight throw behind a season-best mark of 12.45m...also ranked as one of the top high jumpers on the team...placed sixth in the shot put at the Conference USA Championship.
Outdoor: 2009 C-USA discus champion after hitting a personal-record distance of 49.79m...ranks second on the all-time discus throws performance list for Tulsa...placed second at the league championships in the shot put...season-high shot put distance set at 15.74m
High School: Canadian Junior National Champion in the shot put in 2008...was the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association shot put champion in 2005-06 and was the silver medalist in 2007-08...earned team MVP honors in 2005-06...lettered in track and field for three seasons...set a personal-best in the shot put with a throw of 17.40m (57-1.00) at the 2007 Junior National Championships...personal-best triple jump of 13.34m at the 2006 OFSAA Championships...also lettered in basketball and was named team MVP in 2006 and 2008.
Personal: Son of Jim and Wendy Nedow...has two younger siblings...enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.