AS A SENIOR IN 2013
Finished in 17th place overall in the men's hammer throw at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, where he threw a distance of 180'4" (5/23) ... Moved to third on UC San Diego's all-time top 10 list with a winning throw that traveled 191'8" at the Soka Peace Invitational (4/19) ... Named to U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team for the 2012-13 school year.
Did not compete for the UCSD track and field team.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011
Won the hammer throw with a result of 179'6" at the Mangrum Invitational ... Made the top five in the discus throw (135'0") at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge, where he also took the top spot in the hammer throw (180'1") ... Finished fourth at the All-Cal Challenge in the hammer throw (168'6") ... Earned sixth place at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in the hammer throw (175'4") ... Won in the hammer throw at the Soka Peace Invitational with a toss of 183'7", which also earned him an NCAA-provisional qualifier, setting a new Lebanese national record while ranking sixth all-time in Triton history ... A week after setting the Lebanese national record, he bettered his career-best mark with a throw of 186'5" at the Soka Peace Invitational, allowing him to finish sixth overall in the event.
Transferred to UCSD from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo prior to the 2011 season ... Hit personal bests in all four of his events during his sophomore year with the Gauchos (2010) ... Won the hammer throw event at the SoCal Prelims, where he threw a then-career-best distance of 175'8", before setting a personal-record throw of 180'2" in his first-place finish at the 2010 SoCal Finals ... Finished first in the shot put at the Fullerton College Dual with a top throw of 40'11.75" as a sophomore (2010) ... Hit personal bests in both the shot put (41'10.75") and discus throw (132'11") during the meet against Orange Coast and Santa Ana, earning third-place finishes in each event during his second year (2010) ... Notched a fourth-place result in the javelin at the Fullerton College Dual upon throwing the spear a personal-record length of 146'1" ... Claimed first place in the hammer throw (169'6"), eighth place in the discus (128'5") and 11th place in the shot put (38'4.75") at the 2010 OEC Prelims and Finals ... Also competed with the Inter Lebanon Athletic Club in the summer of 2010.
A 2008 graduate of Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School in Mission Viejo ... Had a personal best of 46'10" in the shot put at the Irvine Invitational, where he finished in 12th place overall as a senior with the Diablos (2008).
2013 NCAA Division II National Championships
Born on Jan. 15, 1990 in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Adib Shaheen ... Has an older sister named Dania ... Majors in chemical engineering at Warren College ... His most memorable moment came when he broke the Lebanese national record in the hammer throw ... Favorite UCSD moment was falling asleep at Giesel Library and waking up right before his final, for which he earned an "A" grade ... Roots for the Chicago Bears ... Aspires to become a process engineer at a solar plant after graduating from UCSD.
Hammer Throw - 180'4" (Finals) - 17th Place