USATF Champion, discus (2014) NCAA Champion, discus (2014) First Team All-America, discus (2014) Second Team All-SEC, discus (2014) SEC All-Freshman Team, discus (2014) Named SEC Men's Freshman of the Week following performance at the 2014 Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash.
Redshirt Freshman 2014 Outdoor Season Earned eight victories on the year (five discus titles, three shot put titles), concluding with the NCAA discus title ... won the discus title at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 205-10 on his final throw, becoming the second freshman in NCAA history to win the event ... finished fifth in the discus with a mark of 202-0 at the NCAA East Preliminary to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... earned SEC All-Freshman team and second team All-SEC honors after finishing runner-up in the discus with a personal-best mark of 209-1 at the SEC Championships ... won the discus with a mark of 187-9 and placed third in the shot put (58-5 3/4) at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... finished fifth in both the discus (196-9) and the shot put (57-3) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... won the discus (193-10) and finished runner-up in the shot put (59-7) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after winning the shot put title with a mark of 61-3 1/2 and the discus title with a mark of 199-1 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... swept the discus (193-7) and shot put (58-1) titles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... at the Alabama Relays, won the shot put title with a mark of 60-3 and finished runner-up in the discus with a mark of 192-8.
2014 Indoor Season Finished 12th in the shot put with a mark of 56-11 1/2 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... placed 11th in the shot put at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 54-8 1/4 ... finished runner-up in the shot put with a mark of 56-9 1/4 at the Indiana Relays ... threw a season-best mark of 57-5 3/4 to place eighth in the shot put at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... finished fourth in shot put at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 55-8 1/4.
Freshman Redshirted and did not compete as a true freshman ... picked up his second victory of the 2013 summer at the Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia, with a discus throw of 205-0 (62.49 meters) ... also won the discus at the 2013 USA Track & Field Junior Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, with a winning throw of 206 feet, 2 inches (62.84 meters) ... made that winning effort on his only legal throw of the day, easily outpacing the field en route to earning a spot on the U.S. National Team that competed in the Pan American Junior Championships.
Prep and Personal Top thrower in the Texas high school ranks over his junior and senior seasons at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School ... 2012 Texas Class 4A state champion in the discus (196-2) and runner-up in the shot put (62-5 1/4) ... as a junior, won 2011 Texas Class 4A state titles in both the shot put (62-8 3/4) and the discus (186-3) ... as a sophomore at the 2010 Texas Class 4A state meet, he placed seventh in the discus (155-11) and fourth in the shot put (54-2 3/4) ... set meet record in the shot put at the Texas A&M Indoor High School meet ... three-year starter in football and a three-time all-district selection ... elected senior class president ... member of the National Honor Society ... coached by Randy Crouch and Jamie DeShazo at Little Cypress-Mauriceville ... began competing in track and field at age 12 ... son of Neville and Ellen Reed ... oldest of two children ... born April 4, 1994, in Sulphur, La.