Craig Merkley Athlete Profile

Craig Merkley

Craig Merkley
Position: Throws Height: 6-0 Weight: 245 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2010 | 2014 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
16.23m Shot put 2014 Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational
50.53m Discus 2014 Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational
55.72 Hammer throw 2014 San Francisco State Distance Carnival
18.66m Weight throw 2014 Lobo Invitational

Career stats



2010 | Freshman 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 | Sophomore 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)