JUNIOR YEAR | 2012-13: All-conference selection in the javelin throw for the second straight year...finished third at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships with a toss of 208'0"...recorded a season-best distance of 211'10" to take third at the Arizona State Invitational...won the javelin at the Jerry Quiller Classic (205'6") and Air Force Triangular (206'11")...earned "Standout" distinction from the team following the win at Colorado...also claimed a second-place finish at the Air Force Relays (206'9")...competed at the NCAA national semifinals for the third consecutive year, finishing 28th with a distance of 204'1".
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2011-12: All-conference honoree in the javelin throw...placed third in that event (199'9") at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...recorded a career-best distance of 216'11" to win the Air Force Relays...that distance is ranked sixth on the program's all-time list...competed in the NCAA national semifinals...finished 38th at that meet with a distance of 189'11"...earned a top-10 finish in the javelin (eighth, 196'9") at the Mt. SAC Relays.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2010-11: Shared the team's Newcomer of the Year award...won the javelin throw in back-to-back weeks (UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational, Stanford Invitational) to open the season...improved the program's Freshman Class Record five times during the UC Irvine Meet...was the top collegiate finisher at that meet with a throw of 213'1"...that throw is ranked sixth on the program's all-time list...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award after the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational...also won the javelin during the CSU-Pueblo Invitational (208'8") and Jack Christiansen Invitational (189'11")...finished 22nd in the NCAA national semifinals with a toss of 205'9"...competed in the heptathlon during the indoor season...posted a personal-best tally of 4,151 points at the New Mexico Classic...won the heptathlon shot put during that meet with a career-best toss of 40'3½"...also posted career-best marks in the pole vault (11'1¾"), 1000-meter run (3:03.66) and 60-meter dash (7.49) at that meet...recorded a personal-best high jump clearance of 5'8" at the Robert Shine Invitational...also ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at that meet...recorded two career-best marks at the Don Barrett Duals (19'10¾" long jump, 8.91 60-meter hurdles).
HIGH SCHOOL: Douglas High School...placed fourth in the javelin throw at the 2009 Oregon 4A state championship meet...school and conference record holder in the javelin throw...that mark is ranked as the 25th-best javelin mark in Oregon high school history...served as captain of the track team...also a member of the football, soccer and bowling teams...served as team captain for all three...earned first-team all-league honors as a kicker as a senior...second-team all-league selection in soccer as a sophomore and junior...held a 3.86 GPA...graduated within the top 10-percent of class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Timothy Alan Urista...goes by Tim...son of Gary and Audrey Urista...has four older brothers - Luke, Sam, Abe and Ben...also has one older sister, Rachel...majoring in management...future plans include working in the acquisitions field...served as Deputy Group Commander...has also served as Group 1 Information and Technology NCO and Group PEER NCO...grandfather, Harold Urista, is retired Army...grandfather, Ronald Miller, is retired Navy...can play four instruments...graduated high school and earned associate's degree one week later...worked as a wild land firefighter for two years...hobbies include camping, traveling and hanging with friends...spent summer leave snorkeling in the Virgin Islands...also served as a Flight Officer during Basic Cadet Training and received 15 flight hours during the Powered Flight Program...member of Cadet Squadron 02.