As a Senior: (Redshirted)- Indoor-Finished third in the shot put at the Terrapin Invitational…won the weight throw at the Terrapin Invitational with a distance of 55-8.5…at the Maryland Invitational, finished sixth in the shot put, and second in the weight throw with a distance of 56-0.5.
As a Junior: Indoor Season-- Qualified for the IC4A Championships in the weight throw ... competed at the ACC Championships ... won the weight throw in consecutive weeks at the Delaware Invitational (55-11.75) and the Blue Heaven Rumble (57-7.75) ... season's best mark came at the Blue Heaven Rumble ... also threw the shot put ... Outdoor Season-- Had a team-high throw in the hammer of 178-1 at the ACC Championships, where he finished seventh ... is currently fourth in the school record books in the hammer toss ... qualified for the IC4A Championships, finishing 16th ... had a second-place finish at the Maryland Invitational and a third-place showing at the Mason Invitational ... also competed in the javelin and shot put ...
As a Sophomore: IC4A qualifier … finished first in the weight throw at the George Mason Invitational … had a season high throw in the weight throw at the Penn State Indoor Meet, throwing 55-10 ¼ … finished second in the weight throw at both the Bucknell and Delaware Invitationals … during the outdoor season threw the shot put, discus, hammer and the javelin … had a strong showing in the hammer throw at the Alabama Relays … threw a season high in the hammer (160) at the ACC Outdoor Championships … had best overall day at the Terrapin Invitational, finishing fourth in the shot, fifth in the discus, third in the hammer, and sixth in the javelin … competed in the IC4A Indoor Championships in the weight throw
As a Freshman: Took third in the hammer throw at the George Mason Invitational … placed fifth in the shot put and sixth in the discus at the Terrapin Invitational … finished seventh in both the shot put and the discus at the Virginia Commonwealth Invitational …
Before Maryland: Lettered in both track and basketball … placed seventh in the shot put and 10th in the discus at the state championships … earned Harry V. Stipe scholar-athlete award …
Personal: John Perry Collins … part of College Park Scholars program … born Feb. 19, 1981 … brother Matthew entering freshman season on Terps’ track team … son of Susan and Samuel Collins.
Personal Bests Hammer 160-0 ACC Outdoor Championships 2001 Weight Throw 55-10 ¼ Penn State Indoor Meet, 2001