Jayhawk Collegiate Invitational (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
2008 Indoor: Won the 2008 National Championship in the weight throw with a season best toss of 22.71m (74-06.25) ... Joined Jim Ryun, Leo Bookman and Karl Salb as the only Jayhawks to repeat as indoor national champions ... Won the Big 12 Championship for the third consecutive year ... The third student-athlete in school history to win three straight Big 12 weight throw titles ... Took first in the weight throw in all five meets he participated in ... Threw for a facility record at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a toss of 22.13m (72-07.25).
2007 Outdoor: Won the Big 12 Championship in the hammer throw for the second consecutive year with a facility record throw of 70.14 meters (230-01.50 ft.) ... Hammer throw champion at the Kansas Relays ... All-American in the hammer throw with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Academic All-District ... ESPN/CoSida Academic All-American.
2007 Indoor: Won the 2007 National Championship in the weight throw with a toss of 23.60 meters (77-05.25 ft.) at the NCAA's ... All-American in the weight throw ... His National Championship distance marked the second-best throw in Kansas history ... Won the Big 12 Championship in the weight throw for the second consecutive year with a toss of 23.19 meters (76-01 ft.) ... Won the weight throw with facility record throws at the Illini Invitational and Dan DeHart Invitational ... Male athlete of the meet at the Husker Invitational with a meet record throw of 22.57 meters (74-00.75 ft.) ... Won the weight throw in all but one meet in which he participated.
2006 Outdoor: Dominated competion in the hammer throw ... Won the Big 12 Championship with a toss of 68.63 meters (225-02 ft.) ... Also crowned regional champion in the event with a toss of 68.99 meters (226-04 ft.) ... Earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships with a hammer toss of 66.83 meters (219-03 ft.) ... Also won the Drake Relays with a school record hammer throw of 71.02 meters (233-00 ft.)
2006 Indoor: Earned All-America honors with a second-place finish in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships and won the Big 12 Championships in the weight throw with matching tosses of 23.19 meters (76-01 ft.) ... Competed at three meets in the weight throw for the Jayhawks, finishing first at all three, including the Big 12 Championships ... Placed first at the ISU Classic (22.25 meters, 73-00.75 ft.) ... Won the Husker Invitational with a throw of 21.77 meters (71-05.25 ft.).
High School: Held a personal record of 70.76 meters (232-2 ft.) in the hammer throw.
Personal: Parents are Gennady Agafonov and Nataly Agafonova ... Hobbies are skiing and swimming ... Majoring in economics.