UCLA Track & Field BIO
Darius Savage
Player Profile:
Darius Savage 1265642
Position: Throws
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 318
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Morse

2010 - Did not compete after having back surgery.

2009 - Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons to recover from ankle surgery.

2008 - Earned outdoor All-American honors with an 11th-place finish in the discus (176-1) at NCAAs ... Also tied for 14th in the shot put (58-9.25) ... Finished fourth in the discus (187-00) and 12th in the shot put (56-10.75) at West Regionals ... Placed third in the shot with a lifetime-best throw of 61-6.75 and seventh in the discus (178-3) at Pac-10s ... Runner-up in both the shot (58-11.25) and disc (187-4, season-best) against USC ... RJ/JJK Open shot (56-1.25) and discus (172-2) champion ... Cal/Nevada runner-up in the shot (59-9.75) ... In indoor track, earned All-American honors with his seventh-place finish in the shot put at NCAAs (61-00.25, lifetime-best) ... Won the UW Last Chance shot put competition (60-10).

Summer 2007 - Won the USATF Junior National Championship discus crown (184-5, 1.75 kg).

2007 - Just missed a spot in the NCAA discus final with his 13th-place finish in prelims ... Finished ninth in the shot (57-7.50) and 12th in the discus (182-9) at the West Region Championships ... Finished eighth in both the shot (58-8) and discus (189-6) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Against USC, finished second in the discus (186-4) and fourth in the shot put (59-3) ... Won the "B" section of the discus at the Texas Relays (193-4) and then competed in the "A" section where he threw a lifetime-best 200-5 to finish second overall ... That mark ranks sixth all-time at UCLA ... In indoor track, was an NCAA provisional qualifier with a best mark of 58-11.25.

High School - Letterwinner in track, football and basketball ... No. 8-ranked boys prep athlete in 2006 by Track & Field News ...USA Today prep All-American ... CA State champion in the shot put and discus in 2006 ... Also won the CA discus title in 2005 ... San Diego Section and City Section Athlete of the Year ... 2006 CIF Champion in the shot put and discus ... Set school records in the shot put and discus with prep bests of 66-3.25 and 212-1 (No. 3 all-time in CA/No. 2 in the Nation) ... Broke the CA State sophomore discus record in 2004.

Personal - Born January 18, 1988 in San Diego, CA ... Son of Robert and LaDene Savage ... Has one brother, Darian ... History major.

2008 - Discus, Indoor shot put

Savage's Best Marks
Shot Put - 61-6.75 (61-00.25indoor)
Discus - 200-5

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