2005 Outdoor: Earned All-American accolades in the shot put with a second place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 11th in the discus at the NCAA Championships ... Threw for a school record in the shot put at the USA Outdoor Championships over the 2005 summer (68-08.50) ... Named 2005 Big 12 Outdoor Performer of the Year ... Received the high scorer accolade for his performances at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships after tallying 28 points ... Claimed first place in the discus (188-10) and hammer throw (210-00) at the Big 12 Championship ... Narrowly missed finishing first in all three throwing events after finishing second in the shot put competition (63-10.5) ... Was the second KU male thrower to sweep both the high point award and performer of the year honors in the same season (Scott Russell did it in 1999 & 2002) ... Finished fourth in the shot put in his section at the Kansas Relays with a throw of 64-05.25 ... Had second place finishes in both the discus (182-08) and the hammer throw (194-08) in his sections at the Kansas Relays ... Finished fourth in the discus at the Penn Relays (187-03).
2005 Indoor: Earned All-American status in the shot put after finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships ... Had a ninth place finish in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 68-01.5 ... Finished second in the shot put with a throw of 59-11.25 at Iowa State's Last Chance Meet ... Finished first in the weight throw at the Iowa State's Last Chance Meet with a throw of 66-10.5 ... Earned All-Big 12 honors in the shot put and weight throw after coming in second in both at the Big 12 Championship with throws of 62-11.5 and 65-07.75, respectively ... Finished in first place in the shot put with at the Sooner Invitational (62-08.00).
At Mesa CC: Competed for two years at Mesa Community College in Arizona ... Was the 2004 Junior College National Champion in both the shot put and the discus ... Threw for head coach Jay Olson ... Was named an All-American in both the shot and the discus in 2004.
High School: Threw for head coach Greg Sherlock at Jamestown ... Broke school records in the discus (192-10) and the shot put (59-8) ... Won three New York state championships in his high school career (two discus, one shot put) ... Also an accomplished high school football player ... Named the Section Six defensive player of year and All-State in 2000 ... Recorded four sacks and 12 tackles in the Section Six championship game.
Personal: Born June 23, 1983, in Jamestown, N.Y. ... Parents are Fred and Kristen Battle ... Majoring in sociology.