Craig Merkley Athlete Profile

Craig Merkley

Position: Throws Height: 6-0 Weight: 245 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2010 | 2014-2015 Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA Mission: Trujillo, Peru Last School: UC Santa Barbara

Personal

  • Born in El Centro, CA
  • Parents are Don and Cindy
  • Majoring in psychology
  • Enjoys being outside at the beach and lakes

Before BYU

  • Baseline league champion in shot put and discus
  • Los Osos High School record holder in shot put and discus
  • Competed during freshman year at UC Santa Barbara

Stats

Personal Bests
Mark Event Venue
16.72m Shot put 2015 BYU Cougar Invitational
51.68m Discus 2015 Robison Invitational
58.06 Hammer throw 2014 BYU Cougar Invitational
18.66m Weight throw 2014 Lobo Invitational

Career stats



2010 | Redshirt Year

At UC Santa Barbara

  • Took third in the discus (43.82m) and fourth in the shot put (14.20m) at the Gaucho Roundup
  • Placed fifth in the discus (44.91m), sixth in the shot put (15.05m) and fourth in the hammer throw (47.51m) at the Cal Poly Dual meet
  • Took fourth in both the shot put (15.30m) and the discus (44.87m) at the USC Trojan Invitational

2014 | Freshman Year

Indoor

  • Took first in the weight throw (17.43m) and sixth in the shot put (15.35m) at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Placed first in the weight throw at the Lobo Invitational, setting a new personal best with a throw of 18.66m
  • Took seventh in the shot put at the Lobo Invitational with a throw of 15.54m
  • Placed ninth at the Air Force Invitational in the weight throw with a throw of 17.13m
  • Finished third in the weight throw at the UW Invitational with a mark of 18.06m
  • Took seventh in the weight throw at the Air Force Collegiate Invitational with a mark of 17.50m
  • Placed ninth at the MPSF Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 17.93m, also competed in the shot put

Outdoor

  • Took sixth in the hammer throw (54.41m) and fifth in the shot put (16.07m) at the Trojan Invitational
  • Placed 16th in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.51m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Took first in the hammer throw at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational with a mark of 54.78m and fifth in the shot put (16.23m)

2015 | Sophomore Year

Indoor

  • Won the weight throw at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational with a mark of 16.84m
  • Won the weight throw (18.29m) and the shot put (15.42m) at the Wildcat Indoor Meet
  • Took eighth place in the weight throw at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a mark of 17.79m

Outdoor

  • Won the discus at the Mark Faldmo Meet with a mark of 51.21m
  • Took second place in the discus (49.74m) at the Mesa Classic
  • Took second in the hammer at the BYU Cougar Invitational with a mark of 53.00m
  • Took third in the hammer at both the Mark Faldmo Meet (55.48m) and the Robison Invitational (52.88m)