Crimson Tide athletes broke two school records, set seven personal bests and produced six performances that rank in Alabama's all-time top 10 in five events
Second Team All-America, outdoor shot put (2014)
Second Team All-America, indoor shot put (2014)
Second Team All-SEC, outdoor shot put (2014)
Second Team All-SEC, indoor shot put (2014)
SEC All-Freshman Team, outdoor shot put (2014)
SEC All-Freshman Team, indoor shot put (2014)
Sophomore 2015 Outdoor Season Threw 57-10 1/2 (17.64m) in the shot put at the NCAA East Prelims…placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 58-8 (17.88m) and 14th in the javelin with a mark of 198-6 (60.50m)…won the LSU Invitational shot put with a throw of 59-7 (18.16m) and javelin with a mark of 210-5 (64.13m) … posted a best mark of 58-11 1/4 (17.96m) to finish as the runner-up in the shot put at the John Jacobs Invitational … outclassed a field of 11 competitors in the shot put to win with a best throw of 59 feet, 3/4 of an inch (18.00m) at the Border Clash, while also throwing 192-5 (58.64m) in the Javelin … threw 55-10 1/2 (17.03m) in the shot put a the Pepsi Florida Relays to finish 13th … finished as the runner-up in the Crimson Tide Invitational shot put with a best mark of 58-7 1/2 (17.87m) … won the Alabama Relays shot put with a toss of 59-0 1/4 (17.99m).
2014 Indoor Season Threw 61-1 (18.87m) to finish third in the shot put at the SEC Championships ... finished second in the Tyson Invitational shot put with a toss of 61-4 (18.69m) ... threw the shot put 61-3 (18.67m) to place second at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitationaln... placed second in the shot put invitational with a throw of 61-1 1/4 (18.61m) at the Indiana Relays ... finished second with a throw of 18.30m (60-0 f) in the Vanderbilt Invitational shot putn... placed third at the Auburn Invitational with a throw of 17.81m in the shot put.
Redshirt Freshman 2014 Outdoor Season Set a season-best mark of 62-11 1/4 in the shot put to finish 12th and earn second team All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... threw a mark of 62-6 1/2 in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary to place 11th and qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... earned SEC All-Freshman honors after throwing a mark of 59-4 to finish 10th at the SEC Championships ... finished runner-up in the shot put at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a throw of 60-3 ... threw a mark of 59 feet, 8 1/2 inches to finish 15th in the shot put elite invitational at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed fourth in the shot put (58-5 3/4) and ninth in the discus (158-7) at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... won the shot put at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 59-9 ... Placed fifth in the discus with a season-best mark of 161-4 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... at the Alabama Relays, finished runner-up in the shot-put with a mark of 60-1 1/4 and competed in the discus (160-4).
2014 Indoor Season Placed 15th in the shot put with a mark of 58 feet, 10.75 inches at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... finished runner-up in the shot put at the SEC Championships with a personal-best mark of 63 feet, 1.25 inches ... threw 61-1 1/4 in the shot put at the Tyson Invitational to finish runner-up ... finished seventh in the shot put at the Indiana Relays with a throw of 60-6 1/2 ... earned a sixth place finish in shot put with a mark of 59-9 3/4 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... placed fifth in shot put at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 55-6 1/4. Freshman Redshirted the season.
Prep and Personal Won 2012 Pennsylvania state shot put title while placing second in the javelin and third in the discus ... played football and competed in track and field throughout high school career ... served as a defensive lineman and punter on the football team ... son of Douglas and Patricia Felpel ... youngest of five children ... born July 26, 1993, in Ephrata, Pa.