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AS A SENIOR: Competed at the 2011 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw (58.82m) ... scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put, recording a toss of 16.43m ... scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the shot put ... placed first in the hammer throw, with a throw of 58.89m ... recorded a distance of 41.42m in the discus at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... claimed second overall at the Notre Dame Invitational in the shot put ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR:Finished fifth(16.37m)in the weight throw while placing fourth(16.29m)in the shot put atthe Blue and Gold Invitational...placed fifth(15.58m)in the shot put and third(17.14m)in the weight throw at the Notre DameOpener ... heaved the weight 16.75m to finish in eighth place at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed fourth (18.71m)in the weight throw at the Indiana Relays ... logged a fourth-place finish(18.59m)in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ...shot put throw of 16.12m to finish in eighth place at the Arizona State Invitational ... shot put throw of (16.53m) and discus throw of (44.34m), placing seventh in each eventat the Dave Rankin Invitational... had a hammer throw of 56.75m for fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... earned an all-BIG EAST citation in the shot put for third place(17.37m)at the league meet ... finished the outdoor season at the NCAA Regionals by throwing the shot put 16.52m.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fifth in the weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... won the shot put at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a 16.86m, while also placing seventh in the weight throw ... picked up another shot put victory at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 17.23m, along with a seventh-place finish in the weight throw ... finished seventh in the shot put (16.11m) at the Indiana Invitational ... placed seventh in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational ... earned all-BIG EAST honors by placing third in the shot put (17.71m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... placed in the top five in both the shot put and the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished fourth in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational while also competing in the hammer throw ... placed fourth in the second flight of the hammer throw (52.35m) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed fifth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a 16.87m ... competed in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished fourth in the shot put with a 15.19m and seventh in the weight throw (13.92m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... recorded a 14.89m in the shot put to finish eighth at the Meyo Invitational ... finished 12th in the shot put (13.78m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... closed the indoor season with sixth- and seventh-place finishes in the weight throw (13.6m) and shot put (15.41m), respectively, at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... focused on the shot put, hammer throw and discus during the outdoor campaign ... finished 10th in the shot put, first in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw at the Arizona State Invitational ... took third in the shot put (15.66m) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... also finished seventh in the discus and fourth in the hammer throw at the meet ... finished seventh in the both the discus and shot put, while finishing 13th in the hammer throw at the Ole Miss Invitational ... finished eighth in the shot put (15.30m) at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... also finished second in the hammer throw with a personal-best 51.13m and sixth in the discus (39.26m) ... took fifth in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays with a 15.28m ... finished sixth in the shot put (15.86m) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... also finished fourth in the hammer throw at the league showdown.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Letterwinner in both track and field and football at Cheyenne Central (Wyo.) ... Wyoming state record holder in the shot put (56-9) entering first season at Notre Dame ... two-time state champion in the shot put in 2007 indoor and outdoor season ... runner-up at state in the shot put indoor and outdoor seasons in 2006 and runner-up in 2007 in the discus ... two-time track and field all-conference honoree junior and senior years and three-time honoree in football in final three seasons ... earned all-conference honors both senior and junior years in football and track and field ... member of the National Honor Society ... born June 12, 1989, in Cheyenne, Wyo. ... son of Sarah and James Belcher ... has one older sister, Katherine ... uncle, William Schwartz, played football at Stanford ... graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science with a major in in science-business.

BELCHER'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 17.71m
Weight Throw (Meyo Invitational) 18.71m

BELCHER'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 17.37m
Discus (Border Battle) 47.14m
Hammer Throw (Arizona State Invitational) 56.88m

John Belcher
John  Belcher

Hometown:
Cheyenne, WY

High School:
Cheyenne Central

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
06/12/1989

Graduated:
2011

Event Calendar

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December 2
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Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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