Men's Track & Field


  • position Throws
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Major Sport, Fitness, & Recreation Management
  • High school Bearden
2018-19 (Freshman)


  • Just missed scoring at the SEC Championships, placing ninth with a mark of 60’3″/18.36m
  • Season best in shot put was 61’1.5″/18.63m to place sixth at Jim Green Invitational
  • Competed at seven meets

Prior to UK

  • 2016-17 Tennessee Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year
  • Six-time Tennessee State Champion
  • Won the shot put and discus Tennessee state meet in 2017
  • New Balance Outdoor Nationals silver medal in the shot put and fifth place in the discus in 2018
  • New Balance Indoor Nationals silver in shot put in 2018
  • Claimed bronze at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the shot put, and sixth in the discus in 2017
  • Won the 2016 USATF Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Won the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics in the discus and shot put
  • Placed eighth at 2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals in the shot put


  • Full name: Joshua Vincent Sobota
  • Pronunciation: Suh-Bow-Tuh
  • Birthday: June 23
  • Parents: Jennifer and Jason Sobota
  • Siblings: Jacob (older) and Jaedyn (younger)
  • Intended major: Business and economics
  • Notes: Volunteers at Step by Step at Immanuel Baptist Church
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