Justin Welch
Justin Welch
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Luckey, Ohio
High School: Eastwood/Univ. of Georgia
Event(s): Throws

2014-15 - Was tabbed the 2015 National Track Athlete of the Year...Won a national championship in the weight throw during the indoor season...Secured a national title in the hammer throw during the outdoor campaign...Was named All-American during the indoor season in the shot put and weight throw...Earned All-American honors in the hammer throw and discus during the outdoor season...Was named all-region in those four events...Voted the GLIAC Field Athlete of the Year during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Captured National Field Athlete of the Week honors twice...Was named the GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week four times...Was tabbed the UF James D. Houdeshell Male Athlete of the Year.

2013-14 - Won a national championship in the weight throw during the indoor season...Captured a national title in the hammer throw during the outdoor season...Was the national runner-up in the discus during the outdoor season...Named the Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year in both seasons...Earned a GLIAC championship in the hammer throw...Captured USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Week honors twice during the outdoor season...Earned GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week accolades four times during the year...Named all-region in the hammer throw, discus and weight throw...Was tabbed the UF James D. Houdeshell Male Athlete of the Year.

Prep - Was a three-time state champion in the discus throw...Was also a state champion in the shot put...Was part of the 2009 USA Junior Pan AM team where he placed 3rd in the hammer throw...Was also on the 2010 USA Junior World Championship team and placed 10th in the hammer throw.

Personal - Born Justin Tayolr Welch...Son of Howard and Mary Welch...Has one sister.

Birth Date - Sep. 29, 1991.