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by Director of Track & Field Ron Allice
THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Jeffrey Churchman was making great strides in the javelin throw as a sophomore before an elbow injury required surgery and ended his season. Came back slowly last year and ultimately shut it down for the season. A return to health would position him to break into USC's all-time top 10 in the event.
2013: In his first meet of the season, placed ninth in javelin throw at the Trojan Invitational on March 22 with a season best throw of 192-5 (58.65m). Finished fifth on April 27 at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet with a throw of 169-10 (51.77m).
2012: Had season-ending right elbow surgery to repair a torn UCL late in the season. Before the injury, had a season-best throw of 203-3 (61.96m) at the Trojan Invitational on March 23 to place seventh.
2011: Placed second in the javelin throw with a big PR of 206-1 (62.81m) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 1 to earn the Trojans three points...Churchman's throw was just two inches outside of the USC top 10 in the javelin and was a PR by more than 23 feet. Placed 12th in the javelin with a throw of 179-9 (54.79m) at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson, Ariz. Had only one clean throw at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Eugene, Ore. and finished 47th with a throw of 167-4 (51.00m).
BEFORE USC: Attended Santa Barbara City College.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Santa Barbara High and set the school 100-yard backstroke record.
PERSONAL: Jeff was born on Feb. 14, 1991 in Santa Barbara, Calif...He is a Business Administration major at USC...Lists his hobbies as singing in the shower, interpretive dancing and cup stacking...His grandmother, grandfather and a cousins Andrew and Sara also attended USC.
CAREER BESTS: Javelin -- 206-1 (62.81m)