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Sam Ferenchak
Position: Javelin
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
High School: Union High

PAC-12 SCORER

WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Outdoor - Top javelin throw of the year was 63.11m/207-1 at SCC WAR VI…finished 13th at Pac-12 Championships with toss of 59.66m/195-9…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field honorable mention team.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Outdoor - Led the team with huge early PR javelin throw of 66.07m/216-9 at USC Trojan Invite (3/24/12, Los Angeles)…finished eighth in javelin at Pac-12 Championships with throw of 63.18m/207-7…at NCAA West Prelims threw 65.22m/214-0 for 16th.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Union High…three as an offensive lineman/linebacker for football coach Cole Piland…three track letters as javelin thrower for coach Mike Burdick…football team was 13-1 and runner-up in state 3A title game…junior year football team 11-2 and third in state…senior season team was 7-3…named first team All-Greater St. Helens League linebacker…selected all-region linebacker…accorded silver hammer award for hardest hitter…during track finished seventh in state 3A javelin as junior and second place as senior…threw PR of 195-6 at state championships…scholar-athlete all four years…member of Evergreen Storm Track Club coached by Scott Slamp…finished 16th in javelin at USATF Junior National Championships (54.26m/178-0)…also finished ninth at Junior Olympic National Championships.

PERSONAL. Born December 1992, in Federal Way, Washington…father Chris is a regional sales manager…mother Bobbi…older brother Chris Jr…older sister Amanda…had 3.6 grade point average at Union High…played in the high school percussion ensemble ranked No. 1 nationally…majoring in sport management at WSU.

FERENCHAK’S WSU BEST
Javelin - 66.07m / 216-9 (2012)
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2013       Javelin        13th         59.66m / 195-9
2012       Javelin        8th           63.18m / 207-7
NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES
2012       Javelin        16th         65.22m / 214-0