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2014-15 (Sophomore) Indoor: Threw in six meets ... Opened the season with two top-10 finishes at the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/5) in the shot put (14.05m, PR) and weight throw (14.26m) ... Finished eighth in the Hoosier Hills Invite (2/13) for the weight throw with a PR of 18.81m ... Earned a pair of fifth-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships (3/1) in the shot put (13.88m) and the weight throw (15.71m).
Outdoor: Competed in six meets ... Won the hammer throw at the Chicagoland Championships (4/10) with a toss of 50.62 meters ... Finished as the runner-up at the Crusader Open (4/25) in the hammer after reaching a mark of 52.86 meters ... Set a PR of 55.59 meters in the hammer at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier (5/15) ... Earned three top-seven finishes at the BIG EAST Championship (5/8-5/9) for the discus, hammer and shot put.
2013-14 (Freshman) Indoor: Threw weight throw in five meets ... Opened the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/6) with a throw of 15.14 meters, good for sixth ... Placed fourth at the Illini Open (1/11) after hitting a mark of 14.29 meters ... Earned fifth at the BIG EAST Championships (2/21) after hitting a new PR of 15.67 meters.
Outdoor: Finished ninth or better in eight of nine total events on the year ... Threw a PR of 44.00 meters in the Blue Demon Open (4/19) to take third in the discus and followed with a 49.51 meter PR in the hammer throw to place fourth ... Nabbed a top-five finish at the Chicagoland Championships (4/11) in the hammer throw at 46.56 meters ... Threw in three events at the BIG EAST Championships (5/10-5/11): Hammer Throw (50.24m, fourth), Discus (42.38m, seventh) and Shot Put (14.27m, fifth).
High School: Lettered in both track & field and football at Batavia High School ... qualified for the 2013 state championships with a discus personal record of 169-2 ... earned All-Conference and All-State academic honors in both football and track & field ... was an All-Conference track & field selection in the discus and shotput and was the 2013 sectional runner-up in the discus throw (163-2).
Personal: Born on Dec. 10, 1994 ... Finance major ... son of John and Charlotte Trux ... has three siblings: Phil, Jeffrey and Roxanne.