Dane Jansson
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    Dane Jansson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Wichita, Kan.

    High School:
    Wichita Collegiate

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Hammer Throw

    SOPHOMORE (2008): Posted a hammer throw distance of 161'2" at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...recorded a season-best weight throw toss of 51'0" at the Don Barrett Air Force Open...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award once during the indoor season.

    FRESHMAN (2007): Posted the second-best shot put distance on the team during the outdoor season...recorded a mark of 44'6¼" at the Colorado College Invitational...won the event at that meet...was the top collegiate finishes in the shot put at the Air Force Twilight Invitational...threw a 42'8" to finish second overall...tossed a distance of 136'10" in the hammer at the Wyoming Invitational...also recorded the second-farthest mark in the indoor shot put...threw a distance of 41'6¼" at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...recorded a career-best weight throw distance of 46'2¼" at the Air Force Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track and field...was the shot put champion at the league, state-regional and state level as a senior...was the league and state-regional shot put champion as a junior...also won the discus throw at the league meet that year...also lettered four years in football...earned all-state accolades at the offensive line and defensive line positions as a senior...named all-state defensive line as a junior...earned all-Metro honors on defense as a senior...three-time all-league first-team offensive and defensive line...member of the varsity bowling team as a senior...graduate magna cum laude.

    PERSONAL: Son of Dr. Kenneth and Robin Jansson...has one younger sister, Hayley, who is a member of the Dartmouth track and field team (Class of 2011)...majoring in biology...hobbies include scuba diving and video games...plays the bagpipes and the tuba...spent the 2006 fall season as a member of the Air Force junior varsity football team... earned the "Defensive Bolt" award for the Utah game.

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