Thor Serafenas
Thor Serafenas
Height: 6-1
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Olney, Md.
High School: Good Counsel/Clemson
Position: Throws

2014 Outdoor: Won a silver medal in the hammer throw at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Also placed fourth in the discus at the conference meet with a season-best distance of 46.36m (152’1”)… Broke his own school record in the event twice during the season… Snapped it first at the Mason Spring Invitational with a toss of 58.95m (193’5”)… Broke it two weeks later with a heave of 59.59m (195’6”) at the prestigious Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia… Won the competition at both meets, as well as taking the top spot at the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium and the Morgan State Legacy Meet… Recorded a top season shot put toss of 13.46m (44’2”) at Morgan State meet.

2013-14 Indoor: Placed fourth in the shot put and fifth in the weight throw at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York… Posted a career-best weight throw of 18.47m (60’7.25”) en route to winning the competition at the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games at The Armory… His toss ranks as the third-longest in UMBC history… Recorded his top shot put of the season, 15.56m (51’0.75”) at the conference meet.

2013 Outdoor: Won the discus competition and earned a silver medal in the hammer throw at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships… Also placed sixth in the shot put at the conference meet at Binghamton… Broke the school record in the hammer event at the Big Dawg Invitational with a toss of 56.85m (186’6”)… Reset the record while competing at the IC4A Championships with a heave of 57.26m (187’10”)… Recorded his top throw in the discus with a distance of 48.29m (158’5”) at the Big Dawg Invitational to move to fourth all-time in UMBC program history… Ranks sixth in school history in the shot put with his heave of 15.00m (49’2.50”) at the Mason Invitational… Competed in the hammer event at the NCAA East Preliminary in Greensboro, N.C.

2012-13 Indoor: Placed fourth in the weight throw and fifth in the shot put at the 2013 America East Championships in Boston…  Recorded his top heave of the year in the shot put, 15.68m (51’5.50”), at the conference meet… This distance ranks third in the UMBC record book… Competed at the IC4A Championships in the weight throw, registering his best toss of the season, 17.27m (56’8.00”), to move up to fifth on the school’s all-time list.

Background: Named a USATF Junior All-American in the hammer throw while competing at Clemson... Named to the All-State, All-Metro, and All-Gazette Teams while competing for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School... Recorded top high school throws of 176'1.00" (53.67m) in the discus and 56'10.00" (17.32m) while competing for the Falcons.

Personal: Son of Neil and Ann Serafenas... Father, Neil, was an All-American in the discus for the University of Florida... Has one sister, Taylor... Majoring in financial economics... Born June 27, 1992.

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