McDonald's Personal Best Outdoor Javelin 64.90m (212-11) 2008
2008 Outdoor: McDonald competed in five meets including the NCAA Mideast Regional participating in the javelin throw for the Tigers during the 2008 Outdoor season...At the Rhodes Open Meet, McDonald threw a mark of 61.99m (203-04) which earned him a first place medal...He earned third place in the javelin at the John McDonnell Invitational with a throw of 61.48m (201-08)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, McDonald threw a 60.11m (197-02) earning him a fifth place finish...At the NCAA Mideast Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., McDonald set a personal best javelin mark with a toss of 64.90m (212-11) earning him a seventh place finish at the meet.
2007 OUTDOOR: Competed at the Rhodes College Open in the javelin, throwing 178-01, good enough for third ... Took first at the Lynx Invitational in the javelin, with a throw of 213-00 ... Placed 1st at the Mississippi State Bulldog Classic in the javelin, with a throw of 199-08 ... Won the javelin at the Ole Miss Invitational, with a throw of 191-04 ... With a throw of 193-05, took home third place in the javelin at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... At the C-USA Championships placed second in the javelin with a throw of 208-02.
Prior to Memphis: Set a school record in the javelin at Bonner Springs with a throw of 184-7 ... Was All-Area and All-Region in both track and football in high school ... Competed in both football and track at Hutchinson Community College ... Was sixth in the javelin at the National Junior College Championships and was an NJCAA All-American.
ACADEMICS: Has been a part of the Tiger 3.0 Club for one semester
PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1987 in Kansas City, Kan. ... Mother is Traci McDonald ... Was a member of the National Honor Society as well as an honor student in high school ... Enjoys video games and music ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies, with a concentration in construction management.