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Dennis Christensen Athlete Profile

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Dennis Christensen

Positions: Throws, Discus Height: 6-4 Weight: 251 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2013 | 2016-2017 Hometown: Richland, WA Mission: Mendoza, Argentina Last School: Richland High School


  • Parents are Richard and Carey
  • Has two brothers
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with family friends
  • Major is exercise and wellness
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mendoza, Argentina

Before BYU

  • Football First-Team All-Conference offensive lineman and team captain
  • Four-year track and field letterman and school MVP
  • Was the 2012 Washington 4A state shot put champion with a mark of 60-04.50
  • Took fourth in state shot put his junior year with a throw of 56-02.50
  • Set personal record in shot put at the 2012 Davis Invitational 61-01.00
  • Took sixth in state discus his senior year with a throw of 160-04.00
  • Set personal record in discus at districts with a throw of 176-02.00
  • Coach was Jim Qualheim


Personal Bests
Mark Event Meet
17.70 meters shot put 2016 Beach Pacific Coast Invitational
49.83 meters discus 2016 Utah/Idaho Border Clash
15.37 meters weight throw 2016 Air Force Invitational

Career Stats

2013 | Freshman Year


  • Threw unattached in the shot put finals of the BYU Invitational and took fourth place with a mark of 51-10.75
  • Threw 51-09.75 feet for a sixth-place finish in the shot put at the Cherry & Silver Invitational
  • Threw a career-best 53-02.25 and took fifth place in shot put at the Air Force Invitational


  • Won the shot put with a personal record throw of 54-04.75 at the Aztec Track & Field Invitational
  • Named the most improved male athlete on the team