Savvas Arestis
Savvas Arestis


Larnaca, Cyprus

High School:
Makario Lyceum

Last College:
University of Indianapolis-Athens


2011 Outdoor: Gold medalist and NCAA East Regional qualifier in the discus... Was victorious twice in the discus and runner-up five times, including once in the shot put... At the Rhodes Open, won the discus with a 54.46m (178' 8") mark and was runner-up in the shot put with a personal-best 15.40m (50' 6.25") throw... Never finished below fifth in the discus during regular-season competition... Was runner-up at the LSU Relays, Mississippi Open, Tiger Invite and Ole Miss Invite, where he had his highest runner-up mark of 54.14m (177' 7")... Won the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the discus with a personal-best 56.47m (185' 3") toss... Was unable to compete in the NCAA Regional due to injury.

2011 Indoor: Had one win and three other top-five finishes during his first indoor season as a Tiger... At the EIU Mega Meet, was victorious in the shot put with a personal-best 16.12m (52' 10.75") throw, and was third in the weight throw with a 16.27m (53' 4.50") mark... Set personal-best in the weight throw at the SIU McDonald's, with a 17.17m (56' 4") mark.

Prior to Memphis: Phenomenal athlete...four sport star during high school days in Cyprus...played basketball and handball and swam in addition to track and field at Makario Lyceum...multiple-time under-19 champion of Cyprus in 2005, was fifthat the 2005 World Youth Championship Games in the discus, with a 56.87 meter throw.

Personal: Native of Larnaca, Cyprus...son of Petros and Faviola Arestis...attended the Athens, Greece satellite campus of the University of Indianapolis, as well as the University of Nicosia, Cyprus' premier private college, before coming to America for school...plans to major in accounting while at the U of M.

Arestis'Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Shot Put 16.12m (52-10.75)

EIU Mega Meet 1/22/11

Weight Throw 17.17m (56-04.00)

SIU McDonald's 2/5/11

Arestis'Best Outdoor Performances
Shot Put 15.40m (50-06.25) Rhodes Open 3/19/11
Discus 56.47m (185-03) C-USA Outdoor 5/15/11
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