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John Fay

Throws
Position
Junior
Class
Barrington, R.I.
Hometown
Bishop Hendricken
High School
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John Fay - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminaries:
2023 Outdoor: Hammer Throw

All-ACC
2023 Outdoor: Hammer Throw (second team)

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Indoor
• Won the Hokie International WT with mark of 20.98m
• First in the weight throw with a new PB of 21.61m at the Penn State National Open

2023 Outdoor
• Won the Virginia Quadrangular HT with a mark of 61.15m
• Second at the Virginia Grand Prix with a mark of 61.62m
• Threw a PB (63.72m) at the ACC Championships to place fourth
• Qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw

2023 Indoor
• Threw personal-best weight throw marks in four out of five meets over the course of the season
• Launched three consecutive personal-best marks at the ACC Championships to place seventh
• Set the Virginia freshman record in the weight throw at 20.72 meters (67’11.75″)
• Moved into fourth all-time at Virginia in the weight throw

2022 Outdoor
• Placed fourth in the hammer throw at the Virginia Open (55.78m / 183′)
• Placed fifth in the hammer throw at the Colonial Relays

Background
• 2021 National champion in the 12-pound hammer throw at the 2021 Outdoor Nationals
• Top prep marks: hammer (236’10”) / weight throw (74’9″)
• Recorded his PB in the hammer while winning The Outdoor Nationals
• That winning effort ranked No. 17 all-time in prep competition
• He became the fifth hammer thrower from his high school to win a national title
• Seeded third, he won the 2021 Rhode Island state championship with then-best hammer throw of 228-09
• Selected to 2021 Providence Journal all-state indoor first team

Personal
• Born in Washington, D.C.
• Has two brothers, Brendan and Michael
• Brendan, his brother, is a member of the Holy Cross Track & Field team
• Majoring in Foreign Affairs