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    Denes Veres  
    Denes Veres

    Hometown:
    Ellwood City, PA

    High School:
    Riverside

    Event:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    03/13/1989


    AS A SENIOR: Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put and third at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championship in the shot put to earn all-BIG EAST honors ... recorded 16.82m in the shot put at the NCAA Division I East Prelims ... fifth overall at the Louisville Cardinal Twilight in the shot put ... competed at the Drake Relays in the shot put ... finished fifth overall at the Beach Invitational ... eighth in the hammer throw at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a distance of 54.08m ... finished first in shot put at the Arizona State Invitational with a season best of 17.50m ... fifth overall with a season best 16.89m in the shot put at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... third overall in the shot put at the Indiana University Relays ... finished fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational in the shot put ... second overall in the shot put at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR:Captured the 2010 BIG EAST Outdoor Shot Put Title with a record-setting throw of 18.57m... recorded a first-place finish in the shot put (17.25m) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... launched a 17.00m shot put throw for a first-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational ... posted a shot put throw of 16.35m and weight throw of 16.32m at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... had a weight throw of 15.08m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... notched a 15.48m mark in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed second in the shot put (17.60m) at the Indiana Relays ... cleared 16.59m in the weight throw at the Indiana Relays ... recorded a 16.61m in the shot put and a 17.67m in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational ... second overall in the shot put (17.02m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... weight throw of 16.73m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... placed fourth in the shot put (17.36m) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... threw a 17.26m in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational and 48.53m in the hammer ... placed second in the shot put (17.39m) at the Border Battle where he also threw a 48.90m in the hammer ... recorded throws of 16.74m in the shot put and 50.32m in the hammer at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... hammer throw of 53.05m and 18.57m in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships finishing eighth and first, respectively... placed eleventh in shot put throw at the NCAA Regionals with a throw of 17.90m qualifying him for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened the season by recording a 14.87m weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... placed fourth in shot put at the Indiana Opener, posting a 16.58m ... placed in the top-five in both the shot put (fourth, 15.19m) and weight throw (fifth, 15.94m) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... finished second in the shot put at the Notre Dame Invitational, with his 17.20m throw falling .03m shy of teammate John Belcher ... placed fifth in shot put at the Indiana Invitational with a throw of 16.58m ... finished second in the shot put at the Meyo Invitational by posting a 17.24m ... placed fourth in the shot put (17.53m) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... placed in the top-ten in the shot put and weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished sixth in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational ... recorded a 16.28m throw in shot put at the Dave Rankin Invitational, good for fourth ... finished seventh in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor season with a 15.88m and a third-place finish in the shot put at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... finished ninth (13.10m) in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... also finished second (16.51m) in the shot put ... recorded a toss of 16.20m to finish second in the shot put at the Notre Dame Invitational ... also finished 10th with a 14.20m in the weight throw ... finished 10th with a 16.71m in the shot put at the Indiana Relays ... recorded a 16.04m to finish eighth in the shot put at the Meyo Invitational ... also finished 17th in the weight throw ... earned his first all-BIG EAST indoor honor with a second-place shot put finish at the league meet, recording a 17.12m ... finished 16th in the weight throw ... finished fifth and sixth in the weight throw (14.65m) and shot put (16.24m), respectively, at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... opened the outdoor season with an eighth-place finish in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational, recording a toss of 15.88m ... also finished 25th in the hammer throw ... finished second in the shot put with a 16.84m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... finished fourth in the shot put (15.88m) and 10th in the hammer throw (47.83m) at the Ole Miss Invitational ... recorded throws of 15.53m in the shot put and 46.03m in the hammer throw at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... finished sixth in the shot put with a 16.05m ... garnered his first all-BIG EAST outdoor honor with a third-place finish in the shot put ... recorded a 17.05m ... closed out the season with a 15.67m throw and ninth-place finish in the shot put at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Seven-time letterwinner in track and field and football at Riverside (Pa.) ... earned all-state honors in the shot put as a senior ... holds the school and county shot-put record of 60'-10" ... three-time conference and regional champion and undefeated in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... state shot put runner-up as a junior and senior ... earned MVP honors in back-to-back seasons as a junior and senior on the track and field team ... named first-team all-conference in football in 2005 and 2006 on the defensive line as well as for the offensive line in 2006 ... member of the National Honor Society and served on the student council ... born March 13, 1989, in Ellwood City, Pa. ... son of Sheri and Mark Veres ... has one older sister, Chelsey ... graduated in May 2011 from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.

    VERES' CAREER INDOOR BESTS

    Shot Put (Indiana Relays) 17.60m
    Weight Throw (Meyo Invitational) 17.67m

    VERES' CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

    Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 18.57m
    Discus Throw (Mike Poehlein Invitational) 41.72m
    Hammer Throw (BIG EAST Championships) 53.05m
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