University of Iowa Athletics
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Shane Maier

Class Jr.
Hometown Storm Lake, Iowa
High School Storm Lake

Career Highlights — 2007 Big Ten indoor shot put champion (60-11 1/4)… three-time all-region honoree… NCAA provisional qualifier… set school record for most times qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional (6) with teammate A.J. Curtis.

2008 — team captain… Indoor – NCAA provisional qualifier in shot put… Big Ten runner-up in shot put with season-best 59-8 1/2… placed second in shot at Iowa Open (58-3), Meyo Invite (56-6) and Iowa Invite (58-11 1/4), third at Husky Classic (57-1 1/2) and Last Chance Qualifier (58-1 3/4) and fourth at Jack Johnson Classic (56-1 1/4)… Outdoor – all-region honoree, placing seventh in shot put at NCAA Midwest Regional… also placed 11th in discus (164-2) at regional meet… placed second in discus (174-7) and fifth in shot put (59-4 1/4) at Big Ten Championships… won discus with collegiate-best and team-leading 178-7 at Musco Twilight X… that mark ranks eighth in school history… NCAA regional qualifier in shot put (59-4 1/4) and discus (178-7)… won discus (171-1) at Hawkeye Invite… Iowa[apos]s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… letterwinner.

2007 — team captain… Indoor – Big Ten shot put champion (60-11 1/4)… that mark was season-best and led team… provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in shot put three times… won shot put at Hawkeye Invite (59-5 1/2) and Gladstein Invite (58-8 1/2)… shot put runner-up at Iowa Invite (57-9 3/4), Last Chance Qualifier (57-8 1/2) and Jack Johnson Classic (56-2 1/2)… Outdoor – shot put runner-up at NCAA Midwest Regional (58-6 1/2), earning all region honors and automatically qualifying for NCAA Championships… qualified for regional in shot put (57-6 1/2) at Musco Twilight IX… placed fourth in shot put (57-3 3/4) and 21st in discus (137-3) at Big Ten Championships… placed 11th in shot (54-10) and 22nd in discus (153-10) at Drake Relays… threw 57-3 1/2 in prelims at NCAA Championships… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in shot put (61-2)… that mark led team and ranks third in school history… placed third in shot put at Big Ten Championships (58-10 3/4) and NCAA Qualifier (57-6 1/2)… won shot at Iowa Open (61-2), Jack Johnson Classic (58-11 1/4) and Panther Invite (57-4 3/4), and placed second at Iowa State Classic (59-5 3/4)… Outdoor – placed ninth in shot put (61-9 3/4) at NCAA Championships… placed fifth in shot put (61-0 1/4) at NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors… also placed 21st in discus (159-1) at regional meet… qualified for regional in shot put (62-2 1/4) and discus (171-2)… runner-up in shot put (62-2 1/4) and placed seventh in discus (163-2) at Big Ten Championships… best shot put mark (62-2 1/4) led team and ranks third in school history… won shot put at Springtime Invite (60-3 3/4), Tom Botts Invite (59-10 1/4) and Musco Twilight VIII (59-0 3/4)… runner-up in shot put at Drake Relays (59-11 1/4)… placed fourth in discus (171-2) at Iowa Musco Twilight VIII… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in shot put at Iowa State Classic (58-6 1/2)… placed third in shot put at Iowa Open (56-4 1/2), Panther Classic (57-1 1/2) and Hawkeye Open (57-3)… Outdoor – redshirted… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2004 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – regional qualifier in shot put… placed 10th in shot (55-2 1/4) at Big Ten meet… placed 11th in shot put at Drake Relays (54-0) and 15th at NCAA regional (54-2)… letterwinner.

High School — two-time state shot put champion, winning two titles at Drake Relays and Midwest High School meet… two-time elite all-state in track, captaining the shot put team as a senior… three-time conference shot put champion, winning conference discus title senior year… set conference (60-8 3/4) and school (63-2) shot put records… his best shot put (63-2) ranked him fourth in the nation indoors in 2003… placed third in discus at state meet senior year with a personal-best 168-11… lettered four years in track… coaches were Keven Besch and Jeff Brennen.

Personal — born May 18, 1984… son of Dan and Lynda Maier… health and sport studies major.

Maier’s Collegiate Bests

Event Distance Meet Date
Shot Put (O) 62-2 1/4 (18.95 m) at Big Ten Championships 5/14/06
Discus (O) 171-2 (52.17 m) Iowa Musco Twilight VIII 4/22/06