Darby Maier
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    Darby Maier

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Missoula, Mont.

    High School:
    Big Sky

    Height:
    6-2

    Event:
    Shot Put | Discus | Hammer

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Earned the program's Newcomer of the Year award...recorded the third-best outdoor shot put distance in Academy history...also accounted for seventh-best indoor clearance...participated in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (West Preliminary)...tossed a career-best 57'2¼" to finish second at the Ward Haylett Invitational...that is the third-best distance in Academy history and a new Freshman Class Record...finished fourth at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships (55'9")...won that event at the Air Force Relays...added runner-up finishes at the Jack Christiansen Invitational and Ward Haylett Invitational...recorded the seventh-best indoor distance in Academy history (56'1¼") during a fifth-place finish at the MW Indoor Championships...finished second in collegiate debut, tossing a 53'8½" at the Air Force Holiday Open...also earned third-place finishes at the Air Force All-Comers Meet and Rocky Mountain Classic...competed in the hammer throw (166'0", Jack Christiansen Invitational), discus throw (141'11", Jim Click Shootout) and weight throw (49'3", Air Force Collegiate Open) during the season...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award two times during the outdoor season...also picked up the team's Newcomer of the Week award twice (once indoors, once outdoors).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Big Sky High School...finished second in the shot put at the Montana AA State Championships during junior and senior seasons...also placed second in the discus at the state meet as a junior...also lettered in wrestling...finished first at the Rocky Mountain Classic...placed second at the state championship meet during junior season...also placed fourth at the state meet as a senior...served as captain the track and field and wrestling teams during senior season...earned academic all-state honors in track and field, wrestling and football all four years...graduated with a 3.69 GPA...member of the National Honor Society.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Darby Joel Maier...son of Steven and Michelle Maier...father is a retired captain...has one older sister, Krista, and one older brother, Dustin...majoring in civil engineering...served as Academic Clerk...hobbies include anything outdoors...took an academic class over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 15.

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