Seth Major
Seth Major

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ill.

High School:
Meridian High School

Last College:
Rend Lake

Height:
6-3½

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
03/21/1986


NCAA Qualifier
Five-Time All-C-USA Performer

2009 INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Redshirted.

2008 OUTDOOR: Competed in seven meets including the NCAA Mid-East Regionals while participating in the shot put, discus and hammer throw during, the 2008 outdoor season for the Tigers...At the Tigers first meet the Rhodes Open Meet, placed second in the shot put with a toss of 16.40m (53-09.75)...Also earned third place at the same meet in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.19m (164-08)...Set a personal-best mark in the shot put at the Ole Miss May Invitational when he threw a 16.91m (55-05.75) earning a sixth place finish...Also threw a personal-best hammer throw placing fifth with a toss of 50.86m (166-10)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, finished in third place behind teammates Knut Syversen and Glen Edwards with a throw of 16.47m (54-00.50)...Set a personal-best discus mark with a toss of 53.92m (176-11) and a second place finish...Qualified for the NCAA Mid-East Regional...At the NCAA Mid-East Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., threw a 50.43m (165-05)...Earned the 2008 C-USA Newcomer of the Year honors.

2008 INDOOR:
Competed in seven meets while participating in the shot put and indoor weight throw during the 2008 indoor season for the Tigers...Placed second in the shot put at the Arkansas State Invitational with a throw of 16.46m (54-00.00)...At the SEMO Invitational, threw a personal-best shot put mark of 16.62m (54-06.50) with a fourth place finish...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, tied his personal-best shot put throw and placed third behind teammates Greg Norrid and Glen Edwards...Also set a personal-best weight throw mark at the C-USA Championships with a toss of 17.03m (55-10.50) which earned him an All-Conference sixth place finish.

PRIOR TO MEMPHIS: Competed in the throws at Rend Lake CC...Earned All-America honors in the shot put and discus in 2006...Was second in the nation in the discus and third in the nation in shot put indoors in 2007.

PREP: Senior season he placed eighth in the shot put at the State Championships with a throw of 52 feet...Tossed the discus 172 feet 7 inches landing him a second place finish at the Illinois State Championships...Placed fourth in both shot put and discus with throws of 53'5" and 157'8" respectively...Qualified for state in shot put and discus his sophomore campaign...Freshman year qualified for the Illinois State Championship in the shot put.

PERSONAL: Son of Scott and Sandy Major...Enjoys playing golf and slow pitch softball...Seth is the youngest of seven children...Majoring in criminal justice.

Major's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Shot Put 16.91m Ole Miss Invite 4/11/08
Discus 53.92m C-USA Champ. 5/16/08
Hammer Throw 50.86m Ole Miss Invite 4/11/08
Major's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Shot Put 16.62m SEMO Invite 2/22/08
Weight Throw 17.03m C-USA Champ. 3/1/08

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