2013 OUTDOOR TRACK - Season-best mark of 54-02.75 in the shot put at Duke Invitational to finish 3rd…Placed 7th at ACC Championships in the same event with a distance of 53-01.75...Finished in the top 10 in the shot put six times this season.2012 OUTDOOR TRACK - Season best mark in the shot put came in 54-2.0 at the Florida Relays...Finished 5th in event...Finished 7th in same event at the ACC Championships (53-5.50)...Season best mark in the discus came in 147-02 at the UCF Invitational...Finished 8th in event...Finished 16th in same event at the ACC Championships (141-08).
2012 INDOOR TRACK - Season best mark in the shot put was 56-6.75 at the ACC Championships...Finished 6th in event...Mark ranks 8th all time in Terps history...Finished 1st in same event at the Millrose Collegiate Invitational (51-8.25)...Season best mark in the 35-pound weight throw came at the ACC Championships (60-3.25)...Finished 4th in event...Mark is 3rd best all time at Maryland.
2011 OUTDOOR TRACK - Season-best in shot put was 53-4.25 to place 7th at the ACC Outdoor... Won the Maryland Invitational (51-2.75) and the Kehoe Twilight (50-10.25) to own the meets at the Kehoe Track Complex... Placed 15th at the IC4A Outdoor at 51-7... Also a 52-11 to finish 4th at the UCF Invitational... Best discus mark was 142-11 with 2nd-place finish at the Kehoe Twilight Meet... Also 140-3 for 5th at the UCF Invitational.
2011 INDOOR TRACK - Had Maryland's top five marks in the shot put, including a season-best 52-6.75 to finish 10th at the Virginia Tech Elite meet... Mark was an IC4A indoor-qualifier... Scored for Terps at the ACC Indoor by placing 8th (51-4.50)... Best finish of the year in the shot came at the Saturday Night at the Armory event with a 52-3.25 mark for 2nd place... Also went 51-11 at the Nittany Lion Challenge... Best mark in the weight throw came with his 9th-place finish at the ACC Championships with an IC4A-qualifying 57-5... Also went 55-0.75 at the Virginia Tech Elite meet and 53-6.50 for 3rd at the Armory.
BEFORE MARYLAND - N.Y. State champion in shot put outdoors in 2009... Fourth indoors in 2009 & 2009... Fifth outdoors in shot put in 2008... Comes to Maryland with PRs of 61-9.50 in the shot put and 169 feet in the discus... High school coach was Dan Walsh.
PERSONAL - Parents are Frances and Fred Haghighi... Has an older brother, David, and two sisters, Jenn and Julia... Choes Maryland over Virginia and Boston University.