Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Spring Valley, CA
High School: Monte Vista HS
Other College: UC Santa Barbara
Major: Sociology


AS A SENIOR IN 2010: Redshirted the season.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: National champion and set a new school record in the hammer throw with a distance of 198’8”, obliterating the rest of the field by 13 feet ... Recorded a distance of 189’6” in the hammer throw at the Triton Invitational that qualified as the top seed for the NCAA Championships ... CCAA champion in the hammer throw ... Named the West Region Field Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCA ... First in the hammer throw at All-Cal Championships and San Diego City Championships.

UC SANTA BARBARA: Transferred to UCSD prior to the 2009 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley ... San Diego Field Athlete of the Year ... Three-time team captain ... All-state in hammer ... Has recorded personal bests of 165’ in the hammer, 145’ in the discus and 39’ in the shot put

PERSONAL: Born on June 27, 1988 ... Parents are Steve and Rosa Thu ... Has three older siblings named Melissa, Brian and Steve ... A sociology major at Warren College.

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