Leif Arrhenius Athlete Profile

Leif Arrhenius

Position: Throws Height: 6-4 Weight: 255 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2005 | 2008 | 2010-2011 Hometown: Orem, UT



All-America

  • 2008 USTFCCCA Discus (Outdoor)
  • 2009 USTFCCCA Weight Throw (Indoor)
  • 2010 USTFCCCA Weight Throw (Indoor)
  • 2011 USTFCCCA First Team Discus (Outdoor)
  • 2011 USTFCCCA National Champion Shot Put (Indoor)
  • 2011 USTFCCCA First Team Shot Put (Outdoor)
  • 2011 USTFCCCA Second Team Weight Throw (Indoor)

Personal

  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Parents are Anders and Kristine
  • Brothers Nik and Dan competed at BYU
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan (2005-07)
  • Enjoys long walks on the beach and his favorite food is pizza
  • Recruited by Kentucky and Washington
  • Majoring in exercise science and wellness

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Mountain View High
  • Three-time Utah state champion in shot put and discus
  • Three-time region champ in shot put and discus
  • Was ranked first nationally in the discus in 2003
  • Was ranked second in shot put and third in discus and hammer in the nation in 2004

Summary

Indoor

  • Academic All-MWC (2008) 
  • National Champion (Shot Put, 2011)
  • All-American (Weight Throw 2009, 2011, Shot Put 2011)
  • NCAA Championships (Weight Throw 2009)
  • MWC Champion (Shot Put 2009, 2010, 2011, Weight Throw 2010, 2011)
  • MWC All-Conference (Shot Put 2009, 2010, 2011, Weight Throw 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • MWC Championship Team (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Outdoor

  • All-American (Discus 2008)
  • NCAA Championships (Discus 2008, Discus 2009)
  • NCAA Regionals (Discus 2008, Discus 2009)
  • MWC Champion (Discus 2008, 2010, 2011, Shot Put 2008, 2011, Hammer Throw 2010)
  • MWC All-Conference (Discus 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, Shot Put 2008, 2010, 2011, Hammer 2010, 2011)
  • MWC Championship Team (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011)

Stats

BEST MARKS: Discus - 207
Shot Put - 65-04.25
Hammer Throw - 205-11
Javelin - 163-07 
Weight Throw - 70-9


2005 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Won the weight throw (63-05.75) and took third in the shot put (55-04.50) at the BYU Indoor Meet
  • Won the weight throw (66-08.5) and placed third in the shot put (53-07.25) at the Mountain State Games
  • Finished fifth in the shot put (54-0.75) and weight throw (63-0.75) at the MWC Championships

Outdoor:

  • Threw the discus for 183-0 at the UCLA Invitational
  • Placed second in the discus (173-07) and shot put (51-08) at the Robison Invitational
  • Took second in the discus (182-05) and sixth in the hammer throw (189-0) at the MWC Championships

2008 | Sophomore Year

Outdoor:

  • Placed fourth at the ASU Invitational in the discus with a distance of 196-05
  • At the BYU Cougar Invitational, placed first in the discus
  • Placed first at the Tom Botts Invitational in the discus with a distance of 207-01
  • Placed first in the shot put at the USU Invitational with a distance of 56-07.50 and in the discus with a distance of 195-01
  • Competed in the NCAA Nationals in the discus
  • Received All-American honors in discus

Indoor (2009):

  • Earned All-American honors in the weight throw, finishing eleventh (20.06m) at the NCAA Championships
  • MWC Champion in the shot put, winning with a throw of 17.64 meters
  • Took second at the MWC Championships in the weight throw (20.82m)
  • Set meet records and took first place in both the weight throw (65-07.50) and shot put (60-02.50) at the BYU Invitational
  • Took first place in both weight throw and shot put at Air Force Invitational
  • Placed second in the weight throw (20.08m) and third in the shot put (18.16m) at the New Balance Invite

2010 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in the weight throw (70-09)
  • MWC champion in shot put (59-09.25) and weight throw (68-07.25)
  • Finished second at the UW Husky Classic in the weight throw (64-0.5)
  • Placed third at the New Balance Invitational in shot put (60-02.5)
  • Finished second at the UW Invitational in the shot put (58-06.75) and weight throw (68-05.25)
  • Won the shot put (59-01.5) at the UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational
  • Won the discus (185-0), shot put (58-0.25) and weight throw (65-0.75) at the BYU Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Finished 10th at the NCAA championships in the shot put (59-09.75)
  • Placed sixth at the NCAA West Regionals in the shot put (59-05) and discus (188-03)
  • Finished first in the shot put (60-05.25) and discus (195-10) and third in the hammer throw (196-02) at the BYU Robison Invite
  • Placed third at the Mesa Classic in discus (189-11)
  • Won the Sun Angel Track Classic in discus (192-03) and finished second in shot put (59-03)
  • Finished second in discus (189-0) at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

2011 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Won the National Championship in the shot put with a throw of 65-4.25 and finished ninth in the weight throw (67-1.25) at the NCAA Indoor Championships
  • First place in both the weight throw (66-3.00) and shot put (61-8.25) at the MWC Championships
  • Won the weight throw (62-5.25) at the Wildcat Open
  • First place in the weight throw (69-1.25) and third in the shot put (61-4.75) at the Air Force Invitational
  • Won the shot put at the New Mexico Invitational with a throw of 60-4.00
  • First place in discus (190-7.00) at the BYU Invite

Outdoor

  • Won the discus at the Texas Relays with a throw of 60.65m
  • Won the discus throw at the Utah State Invite (61.16m)
  • Took first place in both the discus (60.94m) and shot put (18.55m)
  • Finished first at the MWC Championships in discus (59.11m) and shot put (18.96m) and took third place in the hammer throw with a toss of 61.07m