Geno Atkins
Throws - Throws
Height: 6-1  Weight: 282
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   St. Thomas Aquinas
Previous Experience
  
Hometown
   Pembroke Pines, Fla.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 04/22/2009
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2010: Indoor - For updated 2010 times view the season statistics page.

 

2009 Outdoor: Hit a new career-best distance of 58 feet, ¼ inches in the shot put to take 10th place at the NCAA East Regional...equaled his personal-best mark in the shot put (56-11.50) to finish seventh at the SEC Championships...had a mark of 55-11.75 to take third at the Georgia Invitational...opened his season by recording a personal-best and NCAA regional qualifying throw of 56-11.50 in the shot put to grab to top collegiate finish (second overall) at the Bulldog Limited.

2009: Indoor – Finished 10th in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships after reaching a distance of 55 feet, 7 inches...took third in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Elite (54-11.25)...won the Carle/Health Classic with a mark of 55-6.50.

2008:Outdoor - Was 15th in the shot put at the SEC Championships after having a top mark of 52 feet, 6 ½ inches...finished second in the shot put at the Georgia Invitational with a mark of 55-1...made his season debut at the Spec Towns Invitational and finished seventh in the shot put (53-0.75).

Indoor - Took eighth in the shot put at the SEC Championships with a top throw of 56 feet, 3 ¾ inches...bettered his personal-best mark again (57-3.50) and took fourth in the Virginia Tech Elite...tallied a mark of 55-1 for fifth place at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic...opened the season by finishing fifth in the shot put with a mark of 54-4.75 at the Clemson Invitational.

2007:Outdoor - Notched a career-best mark of 60 feet, 10 inches in the shot put to finish fourth at the USA Outdoor Championships...registered what was then the second-longest throw of his career in the shot put (54-4) to take 11th at the SEC Championships...had a personal-best effort of 54-4.75 to take second in the shot put at the Spec Towns Invitational...took fifth at the Yellow Jacket Invitational after registering a shot put throw of 52-8.75.

Indoor - Launched a personal-best effort of 54 feet, 1 ¾ inches to take fourth in the shot put at the Tiger Invitational...took eighth in the shot at the Carolina Invitational after a throw of 51-10...registered a ninth-place finish in the shot at the Diet Pepsi Invitational with an effort of 50-4.50.

High School: Finished second at the FHSAA meet as a junior and a senior...Had a personal-best effort of 59-6 at St. Thomas Aquinas....Florida 5-A Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-State selection in football...Part of team that was the state runner-up in 2004 and 2005.

Personal: Born March 28, 1988...Majoring in pre-Business.