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Claudio Romero

Throws
Position
Redshirt Freshman
Class
Santiago, Chile
Hometown
Santa Maria De Santiago
High School

All-ACC
2021 Indoor:
Shot Put (2nd Team)

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• His discus throw (62.56m / 205’ 3”) at Virginia Invitational moved him to second on UVA performance list, improved on his freshman record and stood as second-best in the nation at that time
• Won the shot put at the Virginia Invitational (18.02m / 59’ 1.5”)
• Won both shot put and discus in UVA Opener
• Shot put mark of 18.47m (60′ 7.25) was fifth-best all-time at UVA and No. 4 on freshman performance list
• Won discus at Raleigh Relays with toss of 61.50m (201′ 9″) that ranked No. 4 on UVA performance list and school record for a freshman
• Named ACC Men’s Performer of the Week (March 31) following Raleigh Relays and (April 7) after the Virginia Invitational

2021 Indoor
• Finished sixth at ACC Championships in shot put to earn second-team All-ACC honors
• Had season best mark in shot put (18.44m / 60′ 6″) at Virginia Tech Invitational that ranks seventh on UVA all-time list and fourth on freshman record list
• Top weight throw was 18.47m (60′ 7.25″) that figures seventh on UVA all-time list and was good for fourth on UVA freshman record chart
• Named to 2021 All-ACC Academic team

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019-20 Indoor
• Did not compete

Background
• Was a 2019 Pan American U20 Champion in the discus
• Captured a bronze medal at the 2018 World Junior Championships
• Was the 2017 World Youth Champion

Personal
• Undeclared