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 Houston Summers
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2-TIME NCAA FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER • ALL-ACC HONOREE

Personal Records

Javelin - 222-5 (67.97 meters)

Sophomore: Threw a season-best 216-8 (66.04 meters) at the Joe Hilton Invitational • Earned All-ACC for placing second in the javelin at the ACC Outdoor Championships on his last throw of the event • Did not compete during the indoor season • Named to All-ACC Academic Team • Named to Capital One Division I Academic All-District track and field/cross country team • Named to the ACC-Academic Honor Roll • Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

Freshman: NCAA First Round Qualifier in the javelin • Made it into the finals at the NCAA East but missed advancing to the NCAA National Championships • Threw a personal best in the javelin at the Virginia Challenge, reaching a distance of 222-5 (67.97 meters) to qualify him for the NCAA East Preliminary • Scored at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Had never thrown a javelin until the fall of 2012 • Did not compete during the indoor season • Named to the Dean's List for both semesters • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Prep: Was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 in the 47th round of the MLB June Amateur Draft • Was the youngest American-born drafted player in organization history • Played through the minor league system before being pulled up to Major League Baseball by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 • Was used as a pitcher for four seasons and a catcher for two in the MiLB • Pitched relief for one season for the Cardinals • Was the starting catcher for his high school baseball team all four years in addition to acting as a relief pitcher • Also wrestled for one year in high school • Was the North Carolina Scholastic Athlete of the Year in 2005 • A member of the National Honors Society • Acted as a student body representative • Worked with the charity Unlimited Potential, Inc., an organization that uses baseball camps and bible study to help communities worldwide • Has never competed for track and field before but will use his hurling skills to take on the javelin in outdoor field events.

Personal: Houston Lee Summers is the son of Harold and Laurie Summers • Born August 20, 1987.

 

Position: Javelin
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Northwest Guilford
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