Terps rack up top marks in Maryland history
Maryland set for three-day competition beginning Thursday in Cary, N.C.
Maryland finishes strong at Florida Relays and Duke Invitational
Team earns seven individual wins
Eleven Terps win events at seniors' final home meet
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.