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  A.J. Kielinski
A.J. Kielinski

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plymouth Meeting, PA

High School:
Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic

Event:
Throws

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Shot Put - 15.71 m
• Weight Throw - 18.31 m
• Hammer Throw - 54.91 m
• Discus - 49.16 m
• Academic All-Big East

2006-07
Indoor T/F: At the Big East Championships, Kielinski placed sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 17.70 meters...Took ninth in the weight throw with a mark of 17.75 meters at the IC4A Championships...Placed 10th with a distance of 17.62 meters at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup...Finished ninth in the weight throw and 10th in the shot put with throws of 17.04 meters and 13.55 meters, respectively...At the Penn State National Invitational, Kielinski placed fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 17.50 meters...Took second in the weight throw at the Penn State Open with a distance of 17.47 meters...Finished third in the weight throw at the Akron Quad with a mark of 16.60 meters.
Outdoor T/F: At the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Kielinski finished 11th in the hammer throw with a distance of 52.06 meters...Placed 21st in the discus with a distance of 42.16 meters at the Penn Relays and took 23rd in the hammer throw at 49.28 meters...Placed 20th at the Sea Ray Relays in the hammer throw with a distance of 48.88 meters...Finished third in both the hammer throw (50.19) and discus (44.05) at the Asics Liberty Invitational...At the Fred Hardy Invitational, Kielinski placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 44.38 meters and fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 49.27 meters.

2005-06
Indoor T/F - Qualified for the Big East Championships and placed sixth in the weight throw...Placed fifth in the weight throw at the Akron Open and second in the Akron Quad...Also finished sixth in the shot put at the Akron Quad.
Outdoor T/F - Placed fifth at the Big East Championships in the discus...Broke his own meet record for a first-place finish in the hammer throw and second place in the discus at the Western PA Championships...Placed second in both the discus and hammer throw at the Nittany Lion Relays and took ninth in the hammer throw at the Raleigh Relays.

2004-05
Indoor T/F - Big East qualifier, placing seventh in the shot put after setting a personal-best mark...Finished in the top 10 in the shot put at the Penn State National Open...Placed eighth in the shot put and ninth in the weight throw at the Skip Summerville Invitational.
Outdoor T/F - Qualified for the Big East Championships and placed eighth in the hammer throw...Won the hammer throw and set a meet record with a distance of 48.39 meters at the Western PA Championships...Finished fourth in the discus at the Bennie Benson Invitational and had top 10 finishes in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Penn State Challenge Cup.

High School
Six-time All-Catholic honors in shot put and discus...PA Independent champion in shot put and runner-up in discus...Named Most Outstanding Male Athlete...Qualified for the Junior Olympics...Set school records in shot put and discus...A member of the Ambler Olympic Club...Also played football and basketball.

Personal
Son of Tom and Mary Pat Kielinski...Born July 19, 1985...Has an older brother...Majoring in sociology and political science.