Trio of coaches bring championship experience to Pitt
Gallaher, Palmer, Shasteen and Wells represent Pitt on All-ACC Academic Teams
Pitt will represent USA, Canada and Jamaica at Nationals
Palmer and Thompson qualify for NCAA National Championship Meet again
Palmer wins his heat; Thompson takes second
Accolades: Broke own school record in the hammer throw at Big East Outdoor Championships (56.32).
2014-2015 Indoor: Set a school record in the weight throw (21.36m) at the ACC Championships finishing second overall… Ranked fourth in the country in the weight throw…Placed first in the weight throw (20.47m) at the YSU Invitational…Won the Penn State National Invitational, Nittany Lion Challenge and Penn State Relays in the weight throw...Ranked 29th in the nation in shot put with a distance of 13.88m in the YSU Indoor Invite. 2014-2015 Outdoor: Set school records in the discus (55.16m*) and the hammer throw (62.67m) where he placed seventh at the 2015 ACC Championships… Wells is nationally ranked 10th and 8th overall in the discus and hammer throw, respectively.
2013-14 Outdoor: Marked a new personal record in the discus throw (55.16) at the UNF Invite...Recorded a 60.16 in the hammer throw at the ECAC/IC4A.
2013-14 Indoor: Recorded personal bests in the shot put (15.19) and weight throws (20.20) at the ACC Championships...Wells finished fourth in the men's weight throw at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala with a posted distance of 19.20M, also competed in the shot put with a distance of 14.16M...set a new personal record at the PSU Relays in the shot put, 14.26 meters.
2013 Outdoor: Placed third in the men's discus and eighth in the hammer at the Charlotte 49er Classic...set a new personal and school record at the Big East Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw with a distance of 56.32 meters, placing seventh.
2012-2013 Indoor: Competed in the Penn State National in the men's weight throw (35 lbs.) with a posted distance of 17.21 meters, placing sixth...threw in the Akron invitational men's weight throw with a posted distance of 16.83 meters, a personal best.
Prior to Pitt
Texas A&M-Kingsville: Division II All-America in discus...discus personal best was 55.10M...hammer personal best was 54.39M...received Honors Award for having above 3.5 GPA.
High School: 2010 National junior champion for Canada...OFSAA champion...attended IAAF 2010 World Junior championships and had a personal record of 57.28M for his throw...also former hockey captain and MVP.
Personal: Born on August 6, 1991...son of Angie and Steven Wells...has three siblings, Athena (32), Stephanie (28) and Sarah (24) who currently attends the University of Toronto and is an Olympic 400 MH...working toward a bachelor in business administration...plays the guitar...Wells' motto, "every day is almost perfect- that way their is enough room for improvement."
Four Panthers Named to All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
Recapping the USA and Jamaican National Meets
Six Panthers Participate in Track and Field National Meets
Desmond Palmer Places Eighth in 400mH National Finals
Evann Thompson Earns Honorable Mention All-America Accolades
Desmond Palmer Advances to NCAA National Finals in 400mH