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WSU Track & Field BIO
Matt Wardell
Player Profile:
Matt Wardell 1264829
Position: Throws
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Post Falls, Idaho
High School: Post Falls High

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2014-15): Indoor - Threw shot put a PR distance of 16.79m/55-1i for 13th at the MPSF Championships (2/28/15, Seattle)…Outdoor - Threw outdoor PR in shot put of 16.54m/54-3 1/4 at Cougar Invite (4/25/15, Pullman)…at Pac-12 Championships, threw shot put 16.11m/52-10 1/4 for 15th place…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field second team.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Indoor - Threw a PR for indoor shot put of 16.00m/52-6i at Vandal Indoor (2/7/14, Moscow)…at MPSF Championships threw shot 15.82m/15-11i (15th)…Outdoor - Tossed shot PR distance of 16.18m/53-1 at Cougar Invitational (4/26/14, Pullman)…at WSU-UW Dual meet threw discus PR distance of 45.01m/147-8 (5/3/14, Pullman)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field second team.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Indoor - Redshirt season…threw shot put unattached at WSU Open a PR distance of 15.75m/51-8 1/4i (1/12/13, Pullman)…RESHIRT FRESHMAN: Outdoor - Led team with PR shot put toss of 16.20m/53-1 3/4 at Vandal Jamboree (5/4/13, Moscow)…at Pac-12 Championships finished 10th in shot put with toss of 15.51m/50-10 3/4.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Indoor - Opened collegiate career with shot put heave of 15.49m/50-10 at WSU Open (1/14/12, Pullman)…at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships put the shot a distance of 15.24m/50-0 for 14th…Outdoor - Redshirt season…competed unattached…threw shot 15.49m/50-10 at Vandal Outdoor Jamboree.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned three varsity letters at Sturgis Brown High in South Dakota, and six letters at Post Falls High in Idaho…at Sturgis earned a letter in wrestling under coach Steve Keszler, a letter in football for coach Rod Richardson, and a letter in track for coach Cody King…at Post Falls, earned a letter in wrestling for coach Dennis Amende, two in football for coach Jeff Hinz and three in track for coach Wade Quesnell…four-year scholar-athlete…named MVP of PFHS track team as a junior…earned All-North Idaho football honors as a senior…won the 2011 Idaho state 5A shot put title with a personal-record heave of 18.03m/59-2..PR in discus is 50.08m/164-4.

PERSONAL. Born in August 1992, in Spearfish, South Dakota…father Ardie is a Walmart manager…played football at Black Hills State University…mother Kristi works in human resources at Wal-Mart…brothers Ben and Sam…Ben played football at Augustana College (SD)…Sam is a teammate on WSU track team…held a 3.5 GPA…majoring in accounting at WSU.

M. WARDELL’S WSU BESTS

Shot Put - 16.79m / 55-1i (2015); 16.54m / 54-3 1/4 (2015)

Discus - 45.01m / 147-8 (2014)

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES

2015       Shot Put          15th              16.11m / 52-10 1/4

2013       Shot Put          10th              15.51m / 50-10 3/4

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