About Me

javelin 223'9"
pole vault 12'1.25"
discus 127'2"
shot put 43'11"
2008 state decathlon champion- 5771 points

2008 gatorade track and field player of the year for alabama
2008 USA Today Trakc and Field All America Team
2008 Track and Field News All America Team

snatch-215lbs
clean-352lbs
squat- 455lbs

compete at the University of Southern Mississippi


it will never be put on the alabama page, but i threw 208'11" on june 7th in Albuquerque New Mexico at the great southwest track and field classic

also threw 217'8" at USATF junior nationals on june 20 2008.
216'3" at a meet in scotland on july 1 2008


I am continually amazed at the amount of distance coverage and lack of any type of coverage of javelin throwers (or any throwers for that matter). you hear about billy bob running a 19 minute 5k but never hear anything about any type of thrower. and before you say I'm complaining about my lack of coverage, i could care less. i go out and throw and watch people be amazed at how far i throw a stick they don't even the name of. i throw javelin because i love it. everything about it. i don't throw javelin for the fame, there is no fame to be found from javelin in the US. for example, Adam Sparks just broke the NATIONAL RECORD for his age group (13-14) and still has yet to receive any type of recognition for his achievements. this is ridiculous.



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Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
11 years ago Daphne Coach Helps Athlete Out
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/02/scholarship_paves_daphne_safet.html If I'm not mist...
11 years ago Down year in the 6A throws???
Why don't you just go break some records Sparks. It's about time mine went down... just saying.
12 years ago 6A Javelin
lapane or sparks. im biased cuz i work with and know both of them very well. but i feel lapane ha...
12 years ago Article Comment: Sectional Rules
you cant show emotion when you when a race? what is this? golf? an athlete cant throw up a number...
12 years ago Article Comment: Sectional Rules
speaking from experience, dont take your shoes or you jersey off while you are still in the compe...
12 years ago Predictions on who will win the throwing events at state
well i would like to know how he/she thought i didnt stay humble.
12 years ago Post Mobile Challenge of Champions results here
Lapane's side was hurt. said he was sitting out until sectionals.
12 years ago Predictions on who will win the throwing events at state
Oldfriend, which jav thrower would that be that didnt stay humble a few years ago?
12 years ago Predictions on who will win the throwing events at state
still want to argue against Ben being able to sweep 6A throws? Ben had 3 huge pr's this weekend a...
12 years ago how you get a kid recognized nationally?
Summer track, summer track, summer track. its all about summer meets and more importantly the nat...
12 years ago Predictions on who will win the throwing events at state
patrick patterson from vestavia will score and i am a good friend of his but he has yet to prove ...
12 years ago Predictions on who will win the throwing events at state
ur from birmingham so i know you havent seen ben throw since last season, but who in birmingham c...
12 years ago Predictions on who will win the throwing events at state
wouldnt surprise me if Ben Lapane swept the 6A throws. he is gonna win the Decathlon this year on...
13 years ago 2010 6A Individual State Champions predictions? (Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
javelin will be ben lapane of murphy or adam sparks of northridge. i would say it would be sparks...
13 years ago Teams that have started outdoor track practice!
or do the Daphne baseball idea. get your city to rent out the track every month, even if it is on...
13 years ago Teams that have started outdoor track practice!
since when do rules apply in todays society? two years ago i was told to not train on campus unti...
13 years ago World Class Throwers Clinic Featuring Reese Hoffa
so you did get it put together. i would have made my way up for this mut have a math final at 9:0...
14 years ago Olympics in B'ham in 2020?????
do you remember how hot it was in atlanta in '96? i dont think they will make the mistake of havi...
14 years ago Olympics in B'ham in 2020?????
chicago is holding the 2016 olympics. it wont be in the USA 8 years straight
14 years ago Olympics in B'ham in 2020?????
WHAT!!!!!!!!???????? this would be awesome!!!!! I would love this!!! but can birmingham suppor...
14 years ago Upcoming 08-09 Indoor season
[quote=thrwr]Hey everyone, i know thats its early to be thinking about indoor before XC has even ...
14 years ago Rebekah Hoppis USA JO
Great job up there! lAlabama has really looked good in the javelin this year. 3rd at junior natio...
14 years ago Adam Sparks
great job at nationals bud. i know it didnt go as well as planned but you still finished 4th in t...
14 years ago Congrats Pat!
good job at NON bud. look forward to seeing you at NCAA's in a few years.
14 years ago why didn't anyone mention that Kyle Smith was 3rd at USA Juniors?
Well, as it has been pointed out i finished 3rd at USA Junior Championships. what has not been po...
14 years ago why didn't anyone mention that Kyle Smith was 3rd at USA Juniors?
Kyle's Dad here. Kyle is in Scotland with a USATF team. He threw today at 12:40 our time and we ...
14 years ago Adam Sparks
congrats on the new national record. your only gonna get better this year and in the future and e...
14 years ago State paying for hotel
darkhorse is just annoying. anything he says just ignore. end of that discussion.
14 years ago Photojournalist Speared by Javelin at Utah Track Meet
but i dont need to say much about the states appreciation for javelin. we throw on grass all year...
14 years ago Photojournalist Speared by Javelin at Utah Track Meet
I'm sorry, but I am a javelin thrower as you all know, and I find nothing wrong with steel tip ja...
14 years ago Photojournalist Speared by Javelin at Utah Track Meet
I'm sorry, but I am a javelin thrower as you all know, and I find nothing wrong with steel tip ja...
14 years ago Gulf Shores Track Surface
it was a rubber track... i have competed there for 3 years now throughout the years. its definatl...
14 years ago Gulf Shores Track Surface
it was a rubber track... i have competed there for 3 years now throughout the years. its definatl...
14 years ago Photojournalist Speared by Javelin at Utah Track Meet
i laughed. when you stand in the middle of a javelin sector and get hit. you deserve it.
14 years ago SEC's
mens javelin was depressing...
14 years ago Was there a bad wind at the Alabama state meet or something??
well thanks for the support. It means alot to me to have people from all over the state support m...
14 years ago Was there a bad wind at the Alabama state meet or something??
i thought it was an excellent wind ;-)
14 years ago picture of eagle at state meet Gulf Shores
it has been there for at least two years now as well. we have had countles meets there over the p...
14 years ago post-track season ... now what?
what? no summer track?
14 years ago Article Comment: State Meet Info
looks to be a good one, lets see if my boy Soloman Patton can pull off the double!
14 years ago Directions to state
im assuming you mean gulf shores... its on county road 6. if you get on highway 59 and go south t...
14 years ago Trash Talking for State
the performances in gulf shores will be much better than the ones in troy... :)
14 years ago State Records
WILL DO!
14 years ago State Records
i understand there can be problems with legitimacy of some records and i respect that, but i have...
14 years ago State Records
well when i threw the 205'4" at st.pauls earlier this yea.r, the newspaper ran an article on how ...
14 years ago State Records
state records only count if they occur at the state meet. :-(
14 years ago One more dumb question - re: Troy
troy's track facility is located right behind the football stadium. i would bring chairs, the ble...
14 years ago can you spraypaint your hair at state
well im not for spray painting my hair, but this is another example of why i really cant wait to ...
14 years ago javelin spikes at state
well i carry 2 pair of javelin boots with me all the time, but i feel much safer planting in my 1...
14 years ago javelin spikes at state
well i carry 2 pair of javelin boots with me all the time, but i feel much safer planting in my 1...