AS A SOPHOMORE: In just his second year with the Irish, developed into one of the top throwers in school history ... earned a BIG EAST indoor berth at season-opening Blue and Gold Invitational, winning the weight throw with a toss of 15.71m (51-6 ½) ... improved that mark to 16.23m (53-3) at the Purdue Invitational and then 16.37m (53-8 ½) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... established new career-best mark in the weight throw at the BIG EAST indoor meet, throwing 16.49m (54-1 ¼) for 11th place ... posted strong showings in the hammer early in the outdoor season, winning both the Notre Dame Opener and the Miami (Ohio) Invitational ... had a then-career-best performance at the Central Collegiate Championships, winning the hammer at 57.02m (187-1), the 10th-best distance in school history ... made the sixth-best hammer throw in the Notre Dame record books at the Drake Relays (57.98m, 190-3) ... had a career breakthrough at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, setting a school record and personal-best in the hammer (61.46m, 201-8) to take second place -- mark not only clinched team title for Irish, but also earned Annen a berth in the NCAA Mideast Regional meet ... capped off his season with a 22nd-place finish at the regional.
AS A FRESHMAN: Progressed well in the throws throughout the indoor and outdoor track seasons ... placed 14th in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational with a 16.21m toss ... scored BIG EAST points for the eventual team champion at the league meet ... placed fifth in the weight throw with a career best throw of 16.48m (54-1) ... competed in the hammer and discus throws during the outdoor campaign ... at the Indy Relays took sixth in the discus (40.29m, 132-2) and third in the hammer (52.89m, 173-6) ... improved his top mark in the hammer at the Central Collegiate Championship with a 53.26m (174-9) toss ... set two career bests at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, throwing the discus 43.41m (142-5) and placing eighth in the hammer throw with a 55.94m (183-6) effort ... earned all-BIG EAST honors at the outdoor league meet with a third-place showing in the hammer throw (52.66m, 172-9) ... also competed in the discus at the BIG EAST meet, posting a throw of 41.16m (135-0) to earn 10th place ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the hammer throw, recording a 53.96m (177-0) toss at the meet.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in track & field as a thrower at Orofino High School ... ranked seventh and 12th nationally in the 25-pound indoor weight and hammer throw, respectively, his senior season ... also achieved top-50 rankings in those events as a sophomore and junior ... established Idaho state records in the weight and hammer throws his senior year ... the hammer and weight throws are not sanctioned high school events in Idaho so he participated in them as part of a club sport ... owns personal bests of 64-9 in the 25-pound weight, 193-2 in the hammer, 53-0 in the shot put, and 160-0 in the discus ... conference champion and team captain his senior campaign ... third-place showing at the 2004 Simplot Games ... competed at the 2003 and 2004 Golden West Invitational, registering a fourth-place finish in 2004 ... lettered in football as a kicker his freshman year of high school ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a pre-professional/psychology major.
|Career Track Bests|
|Weight Throw||16.49m (54-1 ¼)||2006 BIG EAST Championship|
|Hammer Throw||61.46m (201-8)*||2006 BIG EAST Championship|
|Discus||43.41m (142-5)||2005 Hillsdale Gina Relays|