Track & Field
Alek Grietens - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Arroyo Grande

2008 (Senior): Indoor – Posted a personal-best mark in the weight throw at the Kentucky Invitational with a toss of 59-6.75 toss which is sixth all-time at UK … At SEC Championships, finished ninth in the weight throw with a mark of 58-7.5. Outdoor – Did not compete.

2007 (Junior): Indoor – Notched a personal-best mark in the men’s weight throw placing ninth at the SEC Indoors with a 59-4.25 toss which is fifth all-time at UK. Outdoor – Competed at the Mideast Regional in the hammer throw, finishing with a mark of 175-1 … Earned the fourth-best toss in school history competing in the men’s hammer throw with a throw of 184-10 the fourth he set a personal best in the event in the season at the Triton Invitational. As a result, he increased his personal record by nearly 12 feet since the beginning of the season.

2006 (Sophomore): Outdoor – Moved into sixth all-time in the hammer throw with a personal best and winning mark of 172-11 at the Mesa Classic … Placed third and recorded a season best 161-10 in the discus at the Seminole Invitational.

2005 (Freshman): Outdoor – NCAA Regional Qualifier in the discus … Competed at the USA Junior Championships in the discus … Also threw the shot put for the Cats.

High School: Placed fourth at the 2004 California State Championships in the discus … Nationally ranked with a throw of 189-4 in the discus … Played defensive tackle, earning All-League Central California honors.

Personal: Full name is Aleksandrs Konstantine Grietens … Born Feb. 7, 1986 … Parents are Tina and Vilnis (Bob) Grietens … Major is Arts and Sciences – Geology.

Personal Bests: Discus – 189-4; Shot Put – 59-4.25; Hammer Throw – 184-10; Weight Throw 59-6.75.

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