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Chad Radgowski
Position: Throws
Height: 6'5"
Class: Freshman
Experience: Squad
City/State: Liberty, Pa.
High School: South Park HS
Chad Radgowski Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/01/2008

Event: Javelin (239-8)

All-American
SEC Champion
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Transferred to Oklahoma following his junior season ... Finished his LSU career ranked No. 2 on the school’s all-time performance list in the javelin with a career-best mark of 239-8 ... Set his personal best in a winning performance at the SEC Outdoor meet in 2007 ... Earned All-America honors in the javelin during the 2007 season with a sixth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. ... Also qualified for the NCAA Championships as a junior in 2008 ... Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in each of his three seasons with the Tigers.

2008
Was an NCAA Championships participant in the javelin for the second-straight season ... Just missed qualifying for the national final with a 13th-place finish in his specialty at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Recorded a mark of 210-11 in qualifying at the NCAA meet ... Automatically qualified for the national meet with a third-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional (220-4) ... Just missed earning all-conference honors after finishing fourth in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships, recording a distance of 215-8 at the conference meet ... Won javelin titles at the LSU Tiger Relays (224-3), Tiger Invitational (237-2) and Penn Relays (228-8) ... His mark at the Tiger Invitational was a seasonal best ... Also threw the javelin a the Willie Williams Classic (213-6) and Texas Relays (222-7) ... Recorded a regional qualifying mark in all six meets leading up to the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Did not compete during the indoor season for the third year in a row.

2007
Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season for the Tigers in 2007 ... Earned his first career All-America honor in the javelin with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Recorded a throw of 225-11 in the national final ... Helped lead the Tigers to a national runner-up finish during the outdoor season ... Won his first career SEC title in the event with a personal-best toss of 239-8 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Nearly set the school record in the javelin as he finished the season ranked No. 2 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance in the event ... Automatically qualified for the national meet with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (228-4) ... Won javelin titles at the LSU Tiger Classic (217-11) and LSU Alumni Gold (236-0) ... Also threw the javelin at the Louisiana Classics (224-1), LSU Tiger Relays (222-11), Texas Relays (229-9), Sun Angel Classic (231-1) and Penn Relays (224-9) ... Set a new PR in his specialty five times in 2007 ... Posted a team high eight regional qualifying marks during the season.

2006
Enjoyed a successful first season with the Tigers, earning a spot in the NCAA Mideast Regional with a qualifying mark of 206-7 set at the Miami Elite Invitational ... Finished third at the Miami Elite ... Recorded a seasonal-best throw of 211-1 at the NCAA Mideast Regional to finish the meet in seventh place ... Finished second at the Tiger Classic with a distance of 198-5 ... Nearly missed earning all-conference honors by finishing the SEC Outdoor Championships in fourth place with a throw of 203-0 ... Also competed in the Louisiana Classics (190-6), LSU Tiger Relays (200-2), Texas Relays (189-11), LSU Alumni Gold (205-11) and Penn Relays (203-5) ... Did not compete during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Four year letterwinner in track and field for coach Chuck Villa at South Park High School ... Earned All-America honors in the javelin as a junior ... Was the Region 2 champion and record holder in the event that same year, recording a then personal-best throw of 213-9 ... Distance is also a South Park school record and a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) record ... Won the Western Pennsylvania championship in three-straight years (2003-05) ... Was a two-time all-state selection ... Won both the tri-state county and PIAA state javelin titles during his junior season ... Helped his team to the district championship in 2004.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 29, 1986 ... Son of Richard and Cecelia Radgowski ... Has two younger siblings, Taylor and Connor.

 

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