University of Iowa Athletics
Throws

Avery Meyers

Class Fr.
Hometown West Liberty, Iowa
High School West Liberty

2017 — Indoor – won shot put with a collegiate-best 61-4 1/4 (18.70m) at Larry Wieczorek Invite… that mark ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… won shot put at Border Battle (60-1 3/4, 18.33m), placed second at Tyson Invite (61-1 1/2, 18.63m) and sixth at Meyo Invite (58-3 3/4, 17.77m)…  won shot put (60-9 1/2, 18.52m) and placed third in discus (175-2, 53.39m) at Black & Gold Premier… placed fifth in weight throw with a collegiate-best 55-7 1/2 (16.95m) at Border Battle… Outdoor – placed eighth in shot put with a season-best 60-4 (18.39) and eighth in discus (178-7, 54.43m) at Big Ten Championships… the shot put mark ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in discus with a collegiate-best 185-8 (56.61m) and 16th in shot put (58-9 1/4, 17.91m) at NCAA West Preliminary…  the discus mark ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… won discus at Florida Relays (182-7, 55.65m) … placed fourth in shot put (60-3 3/4, 18.38m) and fifth in discus (177-9 1/4, 54.19m) at Baldy Castillo Invite… won shot put (60-0 1/2, 18.30m) and placed second in discus (174-6, 18.30m) at Musco Twilight… placed third in discus (180-4, 54.97m) and seventh in shot put (55-4 1/4, 16.87m) at Drake Relays… letterwinner.

2016 — earned team John Raffensperger Dedication award… Indoor – led team in weight throw (53-5, 16.8m) and discus (170-1, 51.84m)… posted season-best shot put at Razorback Invite (59-0 1/4, 17.99m)… placed third in weight throw at Border Battle (53-5, 16.28m) and ninth in shot put at Big Ten Championships (58-1 1/4, 17.71m)… Outdoor – posted a season-best 57-10 1/4 (17.63m) in shot put at NCAA West Preliminary… placed fourth in shot put (57-10 3/4, 17.63m) and sixth in discus (170-8, 52.02m) at Musco Twilight… placed ninth in shot put (57-5 1/2, 17.51m) and 12th in discus (169-8, 51.71m) at Big Ten Championships… placed fourth in discus (172-9, 52.66m) and sixth in shot put (55-9 1/4, 17.00m) at Texas Invite… placed eighth in discus (171-1, 52.16m) and 11th in shot put (51-9, 15.77m) at Baldy Castillo Invite… placed fourth in discus (170-9, 52.05m) and 10th in shot put (53-7 1/2, 16.34m) at Pepsi Florida Relays… placed third in shot put (55-7, 16.94m) and sixth in discus (168-8, 51.41m) at Jim Click Shootout… competed in shot put (55-1 1/2, 16.80m) and discus (164-7, 50.17m) at Drake Relays… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – placed second in shot put (58-4 3/4, 17.80m) and third in discus (166-6, 50.74m) at Border Battle… placed third in shot put at Big 4 Duals (57-2 1/4, 17.43m), seventh at Husker Invite (54-11 1/2, 16.75m) and 15th at Big Ten Championships (55-9, 16.99m) and ISU Classic (53-9, 16.38m)… Outdoor – led team in shot put (56-3 3/4, 17.16m)… posted season-best discus (172-8 1/4, 52.63m) and competed in shot put (52-10 3/4, 16.12m) at Musco Twilight… placed 13th in discus (168-11, 51.48m) and 15th in shot put (56-3 3/4, 17.16m) at Big Ten Championships… placed 12th in shot put at Mt. SAC Relays (53-2 1/4, 16.21m) and 17th at Drake Relays (52-10, 16.10m)… competed in discus at Beach Invite (158-11, 48.45m)… competed in shot put and discus at Baldy Castillo Invite (49-11, 15.21m; 156-4, 47.66m) and Florida Relays (52-9 1/4, 16.08m; 158-4, 48.25m)… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – placed third in shot put at Iowa Invite (52-10 1/4, 16.11m), 10th at Jack Johnson Classic (52-2, 15.90m), 15th at ISU Classic (50-11 1/2, 15.53m) and 19th at Big Ten Championships (50-8 1/4, 15.45m)… placed sixth in shot put (50-0 3/4, 15.26m) and seventh in weight throw (50-4, 15.34m) at Big 4 Duals… Outdoor – placed 16th in shot put (55-5, 16.89m) and 21st in discus (159-10, 48.72m) at Big Ten Championships… placed fifth in shot put (55-2 1/4, 16.82m) and 11th in discus (161-5, 49.21m) at Musco Twilight… placed third in shot put (53-6 1/4, 16.31m) and discus (170-6, 51.98m) at Illinois Twilight… placed fifth in shot put at Arkansas Spring Invite (52-11 1/2, 16.14m)… letterwinner.

2013 — redshirted… Indoor – placed sixth in shot put (44-9 3/4, 13.66m) and seventh in weight throw (44-1 1/2, 13.45m) at Iowa Open while competing unattached… placed eighth in weight throw at Iowa Invite (43-8, 13.31m) while competing unattached… Outdoor – placed seventh in shot put at Musco Twilight XIV (50-3 1/2, 15.33m) while competing unattached.

High School — two-time most valuable field athlete… two-time elite all-state (shot put, discus)… co-captain and team MVP his senior season… maintained a 4.0 every semester of high school.

Personal — born June 10, 1993… son of Mike and Pam Meyers… mechanical engineering major.

Meyers’ Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
Shot Put (I) 61-4 1/4 (18.70m) Larry Wieczorek Invitational 1/21/17
Weight Throw (I) 55-7 1/2 (16.95m) Border Battle 1/7/17
Discus (O) 185-8 (56.61m) at NCAA West Preliminary 5/27/17