Men's Track & Field / Throws / Junior / Plover, Wis.
Alexander Scott is a junior thrower on the UChicago men's track & field team. Scott qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the indoor shot put and earned the ninth seed. He posted a school-record toss of 16.57 meters last weekend to cement his place at the national meet. He was also named All-Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) earlier this week.
Head Coach Chris Hall: "Alex was on the bubble to get into the NCAAs in the shot put going into the weekend and wanted to better his mark to make sure he would qualify. He significantly increased his previous best mark by more than 30 cm (more than a foot), shattered our school record and moved all the way up to ninth in the country. Alex has had a great and consistent indoor season in this event and really capped it off with this throw."
Teammate Jose Hernandez: "'Don't embarrass the program.' - Alex Scott. It is true that what most people see about Alex Scott, aside from his size, is his list of records and achievements in the name of the University and our team. But he is much more than just a thrower. He is an exceptional human being - quiet and humble - who is always there helping others to become the best version of themselves, be it at practice, in the meets, or in daily life. Every time you see him step into the ring, and with equal parts force and grace, just hurl the implements away, one is astounded by the discipline, effort and obvious passion he has for this sport. Even though I've only known him for seven months, it is clear to me that Alex Scott is a great man, athlete, teammate and friend. We as a team are excited for Alex's success, illustrated by his new school record in the shot put, and are ecstatic for what the future seasons may hold for him."
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