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Matt Lamb
Position: Throws
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Emmett, Idaho
High School: Emmett High

 

Matt Lamb
Matt Lamb
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Emmett, Idaho

High School:
Emmett High

Height:
6-1½

Event:
Throws



ALL-AMERICAN
WSU CAREER.JUNIOR (2009-10): Indoor - Top Cougar shot putter with toss of 16.52m/54-32 1/2 at Cougar Indoor...finished 13th in shot at MPSF Championshisp (15.07m/49-5 1/2)...Outdoor - Struggled to regain discus form early in season...threw 56.97m/186-11 for fourth place at Pac-10 Championships...two weeks later tossed discus 58.20m/190-11 for fifth at NCAA West Regional...took fifth place at NCAA Championships with throw of 58.01m/190-4 after tossing a prelim best and season-best distance of 58.81m/192-11...third All-America honor.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2007-08): Indoor - Still struggling with back spasm that first plagued him at NCAA Outdoor Championships...best shot put throw was 16.65m/54-7 1/2i and top discus toss was58.67m/192-6i...Outdoor - Redshirt season...went on to compete late spring at the Gary Shaw Big Throwers Meet and tossed discus PR and Olympic Trials qualifying mark of 62.18m/204-0 (5/22/08, Salinas) for first place in the men's B section...at Olympic Trials tossed a discus PR of 62.36m/204-7 in the qualifying round (7/3/08, Eugene) but finished 10th in the final after throwing 59.28m/194-10...won the gold medal in the discus at the North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships...throw 58.70m/192-7 (7/18/08, Toluca, Mexico).

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Indoor - Led team with shot put mark of 17.02m/55-10 1/4i thrown at WSU Open (1/20/07, Pullman)...tossed the discus a PR of 58.31m/191-4i at the McDonald's Collegiate (2/2/07, Moscow)...Outdoor - Tossed shot PR and NCAA RQ mark of 17.62m/57-9 3/4 at the Trojan Invite (3/24/07, Los Angeles)...finished fourth in the discus at the Pac-10 Championships with a toss of 58.68m/192-6 (5/13/07, Stanford)...also finished fourth in discus at NCAA West Regionals with PR toss of 60.47m/197-1 (5/26/07, Eugene)...third-best discus mark in school history...took sixth place at NCAA Championships with discus throw of 59.98m/196-9 (6/8/07, Sacramento)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Indoor - Redshirt season due to hand injury...competed unattached and threw shot put 16.76m/55-0i and discus 53.67m/176-1i at Vandal Indoor (2/17/06, Moscow)...Outdoor - Did not throw shot during season...tossed PR and NCAA Regional Qualifying discus mark of 57.19m/187-7 to win the Cougar Invite (4/22/06, Pullman)...next week improved mark to 57.24m/187-9 at WSU-UW Dual...tossed discus PR and improved NCAA RQ of 57.84m/189-9 for third place at the Pac-10 Championships (5/14/06, Eugene)...that mark broke school freshman record held by All-American and Olympian Ian Waltz in 1996 (189-7)...placed seventh at NCAA West Regionals discus with toss of 52.21m/187-8 (5/27/06, Provo)...took third place in discus at NCAA Championships with mark of 57.74m/189-5 (6/9/06, Sacramento)...first WSU freshman to reach All-America status since 1984.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six letters at Emmett High...two in football as a sophomore quick tackle for coach Tod Ludtke and as a senior tight end for coach Jerry O'Mahoney's squads...four as a thrower and sprinter for coach Gary Warren...named first team All-Southern Idaho Conference at tight end and all-state tight end...selected to play in all-state football game...also earned SIC all-academic team recognition both seasons...freshman year qualified for state track meet...named team's rookie of the year...sophomore year district champion in shot put, medaled at state meet in discus...named team's best all-around athlete...as a junior won state titles in both shot put and discus, took third in 100m dash and ran lead leg of second-place medley relay...set school records in 100m dash (10.86), shot put and discus, district record in shot, state record in discus...named team MVP and thrower of the year...as a senior broke three school records plus district and state records in shot put at 63-7 1/2 (six feet further than previous record) and discus at 190-4 (eight feet further than previous record)...dropped 100m dash time to 10.61 and broke 200m record (22.2)...repeated as state 4A shot put and discus champion with state meet records of 62-1 1/4 and 187-11...named Idaho Press Tribune's Male Athlete of the Year...named Idaho Gatorade Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL. Born in September 1986...father Clark Heavrin...mother Lisa Lamb...younger brother Jonathan Lamb...enjoys camping and outdoors...National Honor Society member with 3.8 prep GPA...member of Big Brother, Big Sisters...president of E- and Weightlifting clubs...ASB secretary of organizations...majoring in biochemistry.

LAMB'S WSU BESTS
Shot Put - 17.62m/ 57-9 3/4 (2007)
Discus - 62.36m/ 204-7 (2008)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2009 Discus 4th 56.97m / 186-11 2007 Discus 4th 58.68m / 192-6 2006 Discus 3rd 57.84m / 189-9

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2009 Discus 5th 58.20m / 190-11 2007 Discus 4th 60.47m / 197-1 2006 Discus 7th 52.21m / 187-8

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2009 Discus 5th 58.01m / 190-4 2007 Discus 6th 59.98m / 196-9 2006 Discus 3rd 57.74m / 189-5