LSU Gold
Position
Throws
Height
6'4
Class
5th-year Senior
Hometown
Lockport, Ill.
High School
Lockport Township HS
Previous School
Michigan
Experience
2L
Indoor Class
Junior

John Meyer’s TFRRS profile (for top performances and meet results)

4x USTFCCCA First Team All-American
2x USTFCCCA Second Team All-American
1x SEC Champion
1x First Team All-SEC
3x Second Team All-SEC
2022-23 USATF Outdoor Championships Finalist (Shot Put)
2023 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2021-22 USATF Outdoor Championships Finalist (Shot Put)
2021-22 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

LSU All-Time Top 10 Performance List
No. 1: Outdoor Shot Put (20.50m, 2022 Tom Jones Memorial)
No. 1: Indoor Shot Put (20.37m, 2023 SEC Indoor Championships)

2023 OUTDOOR (SENIOR)
Closed his season on the national stage, finishing 10th at the USATF Outdoor Championships in shot put with a throw of 19.93 meters (65’ 4.75”)… earned First Team All-American honors after finishing fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in shot put… qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in shot put.. finished runner-up in shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships, tying his LSU record of 20.50 meters (67’ 3.25”)… opened the season with a PR in discus of 53.70 meters (176’ 2”) at the Hurricane Invitational, taking third place… finished first at the LSU Invitational and Tom Jones Memorial in shot put… USATF Outdoor Championships Finalist (Shot Put)… USTFCCCA First Team All-American (SP)… Second Team All-SEC (SP).

2023 INDOOR (SENIOR)
Earned First Team All-American honors after finishing seventh in shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships… set the LSU indoor shot-put record with 20.37 meters (66’ 10”), winning the SEC Indoor Championships shot put title… finished first a the Tyson Invitational in shot put… opened the season with a first-place finish in shot put at the Red Raider Open… finished second at the Razorback Invitational in shot put… USTFCCCA First Team All-American (SP)… SEC Champion (SP)… First Team All-SEC (SP).

2022 OUTDOOR (JUNIOR)
Finished the 2022 outdoor season with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in shot put… qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in shot put… took a runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships in shot put… set the LSU outdoor shot-put record with 20.50 meters (67’ 3.25”), taking first at the Tom Jones Memorial… finished second in shot put and discus throw at the LSU Joe May Invitational… finished second at the LSU Invitational… USATF Outdoor Championships Finalist (Shot Put)… USTFCCCA First Team All-American (SP)… Second Team All-SEC (SP).

2022 INDOOR (JUNIOR)
Closed out his first indoor season with the tigers taking fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in shot put with a season-best throw of 20.22 meters (66’ 4.25”), making him a First Team All-American once again… finished third at the SEC Indoor Championships… took third at the Tyson Invitational and the season-opening Red Raider Open in shot put… also took second in shot put at the Razorback Invitational… USTFCCCA First Team All-American (SP)… Second Team All-SEC (SP).

2021 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT MICHIGAN)
Threw 18.37m (60-3.25) in the shot put for 16th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9-11) for second-team All-America honors… threw 19.33m (63-5) in the shot put for 5th at the NCAA East Preliminaries (May 26 & 28) to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships… threw 19.76m (64-10) in the shot put for 3rd at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 14-16), scoring six points for the Wolverines… threw a career-best 20.48m (67-2.25) in the shot put for the win at the B1G Len Paddock Open (May 8)… threw a career-best 19.19m (62-11.5) in the shot put for 3rd at the B1G Jesse Owens Classic (April 30-May 1)… threw a career-best 19.11m (62-8.25) in the shot put for 2nd at the B1G Husker Invitational (April 16-17), and also placed 19th in the discus at 45.02m (147-8)… threw 18.87m (61-11) in the shot put for 3rd at the B1G North Florida Invitational (April 2-3), and threw 48.40m (158-9) for eighth in the open discus.

2021 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT MICHIGAN)
Threw 19.50m (63-11.75) in the shot put for 7th at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 11-13), marking the highest-ever finish in the indoor shot put for a Michigan man… threw a career-best 19.90m (65-3.5) in the shot put for 2nd at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 25-27)… threw 18.48m (60-7.5) in the shot put for 2nd at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 19)… threw a career-best 19.32m (63-4.75) in the shot put for 2nd at the SPIRE B1G Invitational (Feb. 12-13)… threw a career-best 19.09m (62-7.5) in the shot put for the win at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 23)… threw 17.63m (57-10) in the shot put for 3rd at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 16).

2020 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT MICHIGAN)
Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT MICHIGAN)
Threw a career-best 19.06m (62-6.5) in the shot put for 4th at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28-29). Scored five points for the team… threw 16.77m (55-0.25) in the shot put for 11th at the Vanderbilt Music City Challenge (Feb. 14-15)… threw 17.97m (58-11.5) in the shot put for 3rd at the Power Five Invitational (Jan. 31-Feb. 1)… threw a career-best 19.03m (62-5.25) in the shot put for 2nd at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18)… threw a career-best 18.79m (61-7.75) in the shot put for the win at the Wolverine Invitational (Jan. 11).

2019 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN AT MICHIGAN)
Did not compete.

2019 INDOOR (FRESHMAN AT MICHIGAN)
Threw a career-best 18.74m (61-5.75) in the shot put for the win at the Simmons-Harvey Big Ten Invitational (Jan. 19) for a new Michigan freshman record… also threw 16.10m (52-10) for 10th in the weight throw… threw a career-best 17.98m (59-0) in the shot put for 3rd at the Wolverine Invitational (Jan. 12), and tossed a career-best 16.37m (53-8.5) for 11th in the weight throw.

PRIOR TO COLLEGE – Lockport Township HS
No. 10 indoor shot putter in high school history … only high school thrower in the country during the 2018 season to surpass 70 feet in the 12 lb. shot put both indoors and outdoors … national leader in the indoor shot put at 70-4.25 (21.44m) and No. 2 nationally in the outdoor shot put at 70-6.5 (21.50m) … ranked No. 6 in the world on the junior (U20) shot put list (6kg implement) … owns IHSAA Championships and overall Illinois state records for both the indoor and outdoor shot put … three-time state champion in the outdoor shot put and two-time champion in the indoor shot put … finished fourth at the 2017 New Balance Nationals Outdoor shot-put competition and third at the 2018 USATF Junior Championships with the six-kilogram shot put … finished third and runner-up in the discus in 2018 and 2017, respectively … four-time state championships qualifier in the discus … ranked No. 29 among high school discus throwers nationally … per MileSplit, was the sixth-best combined shot and discus thrower in the country.

PERSONAL
Born December 12, 1999, in Lockport, IL… working on his masters in leadership at LSU.

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