UCLA Track & Field BIO
Derek Eager
Player Profile:
Derek Eager 1264293
Position: Javelin
Other Position: Throws
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
High School: Tahoma

2015 – Earned second-team All-American honors in the javelin … Placed 12th at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 224-0 … Improved the sixth best mark in school history with a personal best throw of 233-9 … The 233-9 earned him runner-up honors at the Pac-12 Championships … Won the dual meet against rival USC with a throw of 226-4 … Won the Legends Invitational with a mark of 198-11 … Threw 211-8 to win the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational … Claimed the top mark against Washington State and Long Beach State with a throw of 223-0. 

2014 - Came back from injury to compete in two meets … A NCAA qualifier in the javelin … Threw 213-5 in his first action back to place second in the dual meet against rival USC … Placed 14th, just missing qualifying for the NCAA National meet with a mark of 211-8 … Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

2013 - Threw the javelin in four meets … Was a NCAA qualifier … Placed fourth at the Pac-12 Championships with a season best 222-5 … Won the javelin against rival USC with a throw of 221-5 … Took top honors against TCU/LSU with a throw of 218-3.

2012 - Earned All-America honorable mention honors in the javelin with a 22nd-place finish at NCAAs (211-8) ... Placed eighth at the NCAA Prelim (230-3) ... Finished third at the Pac-12 meet (223-9) ... Won the javelin vs. USC with a new lifetime-best throw of 233-1 ... Finished fifth at the Mt. SAC Relays (218-6) ... Was third at the Pepsi Invite (226-7) ... Finished first with meet records against WSU and Tennessee (216-2) ... Won the dual with Texas (229-9) ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll ... USFTCCCA All-Academic honoree.

Summer 2011 - Won the USATF Jr. National javelin crown with a throw of 227-1 and was a member of Team USA's PanAm Junior team where he finished eighth with a throw of 216.2.

2011 - Redshirt season ... Competing unattached, posted top marks of 165-3 in the discus and 217-3 in the javelin ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Summer 2010 - Competed in the World Junior Championships ... Placed second at the USATF Jr. Nationals in the javelin with a mark of 230-6.

High School - Earned three varsity letters in track and wrestling and two letters in football at Tahoma HS ... Track and Field News High School All-American in the javelin ... Ended the 2010 season with the No. 3 javelin mark in the nation (230-6) and the 13th-best mark in the discus (197-1) ... Six-time state finalist ... 4A state champion in the discus and javelin ... WA state record-holder in the javelin (230-6) ... WA Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... Team Captain ... Set the school record in the shot (58-6), disc (197-1) and javelin (229-5) ... Three-time Junior Olympic national champion in the javelin.

Personal - Born May 3, 1992 in Renton, WA ... Son of Keith and Sally Eager ... Has one brother and sister, Brock and Kylie ... Undeclared major.

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