Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans win 5 of 8 events they competed in at Cal-Nevada; Andrews PRs at Stanford
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
THIS YEAR: Senior Remington (Remy) Conatser had a tremendous first season at USC, placing second at the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw and posting the eighth-farthest throw ever by a Trojan.
2103: Won the men's hammer throw at the Claremont Relays, Beach Invitational, Trojan Invitational, Cal-Nevada Championships, and the Pac-12 Championships with throws of 197-1 (60.08m), 207-00 (63.09m), 219-4 (66.85m), 210-11 (64.30m), and 222-10 (67.93m) respectively. His throw of 219-4 (66.85m) at the Trojan Invitational was a then-PR and the 10th-farthest throw in USC history. Conatser bettered that with a throw of 222-10 (67.93m) in the Pac-12 Championships and moved him from 10th to eighth on USC's all-time list for the event. Conatser also had the top collegiate throws at the Ben Brown Invitational, the Northridge Invitational, and the Cal-State LA Invitational with throws of 207-00 (63.09m), 206-7 (62.97m), and 205-1 (62.51m) respectively. At the USC-UCLA Dual Meet, he placed sixth in the discus throw in his first and only attempt at the event of the season with a mark of 148-7 (45.29m). At the NCAA Championships, Conatser placed second in the men's hammer throw with a PR of 224-1 (68.30m). This throw strengthened his eighth-place standing on USC's all-time list for the hammer throw. This was the highest finish by a USC male athlete in the event since Norbert Horvath also placed second in 1999. Conatser did not learn to throw the hammer until 2011.
BEFORE USC: Conatser spent two seasons at Saddleback Junior College where he set the American junior college/community college record in the hammer throw when he won the event at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 9, 2012 with a throw of 215-9 (65.76m). He bettered by three and a half feet the old record which had stood for 18 years of 212-1 set by Dave Loshonkohl of San Diego Mesa College in 1993. Conatster then improved his record with a PR of 217-5 (66.26m) to win at the Tiny Lister Invitational on April 6. What makes it even more impressive is Conatser did not even learn to throw the hammer until the 2011 track season. He also won the Orange Empire Conference javelin title in 2012 with a PR of 187-11 (57.28m). Conatser also has a PR of 155-10 in the discus throw.
HIGH SCHOOL: Conatser is a 2009 graduate of Capistrano Valley High where he competed in water polo and volleyball. He was an All-South Coast League selection in volleyball. He was also involved in the IB program and a graduate of the El Camino Fire Academy.
PERSONAL: Remy was born on July 20, 1990 in Mission Viejo, Calif...His parents are Shell and Desiree and he has one brother, Alex...In his spare time he likes to eat, sleep and train...His sports hero is two-time Olympic hammer throw medalist Koji Murofushi for being a superb athlete and an excellent role model...His favorite type of cuisine is Thai food...Would like to travel to Australia some day...His goal for after USC is to make the Olympic team...He is a Human Biology major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Hammer -- 224-1 (68.30m) Discus-- 155-10 Javelin -- 189-11 (57.28m)