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Nace Plesko

Throws
Position
Sophomore
Class
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hometown
High School
Iowa State
Previous School

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and Full Results)

NCAA East Preliminary Rounds 
2019:
Shot Put, Discus 
2018: Shot Put, Discus 
2017: Shot Put 

All-ACC Team
2019 Outdoor: Discus, Shot Put (second team) 
2018 Outdoor: Shot Put (second-team), Discus (second-team)
2018 Indoor: Shot Put (second-team)
2017 Outdoor: Shot Put (second-team)
2017 Indoor: Shot Put (second- team)  

2019 Outdoor 
• Finished 24th in the discus and 27th in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary Round 
• ACC runner-up in the discus, recording a season-best mark of 54.77m (179’8″) 
• Placed sixth in the shot put at the ACC Championships, earning second-team All-ACC honors and capturing a season-best throw of 18.10m (59’4.75″) 
• Received the Gus Tebell Memorial Award as the fourth-year male student-athlete with the highest scholastic average through his four years at Virginia
• Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and All-ACC Academic Team 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor 

2019 Indoor 
• Recorded a career-best shot put mark at the Iowa State Classic to finish first in the event 
• Captured a shot put mark of 18.71m (61’4.75″) at the Iowa State Classic, sixth-best mark in school history 
• Finished first in the shot put at the Nittany Lion Challenge, Keydet Invitational, Liberty Flames Invite and Iowa State Classic 

2018 Outdoor
• Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in two events, finishing 30th in the shot put and 35th in the discus
• Named to All-ACC team after placing fourth in the shot put with a career-best throw of mark of 18.26m (59’11)
• Captured a career-best throw in the discus at the Virginia Grand Prix, recording a mark of 55.19m (181’1″)

2018 Indoor 
• Earned All-ACC second team honors with a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships in the shot put 
• Recorded a season-best mark of 17.71m (58’1.25″) at the Michigan Power 5 Invitational in the shot put 

2017 Outdoor
• Finished 36th at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the shot put
• Earned All-ACC in the shot put with a fifth place finish at the ACC Championships 
• Placed 18th at the ACC Championships in the discus
• Recognized to the All-ACC Academic Team

2017 Indoor 
• Finished fifth at the ACC Championships in the shot put
• Earned All-ACC in the shot put 
• Finished second in the shot put at the Virginia Tech, Crimson Elite and Boston University Scarlet and White 

Background
• Competed at Iowa State for one season before transferring to Virginia
• Placed third at the 2016 Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the shot put
• Finished 17th in shot put at 2016 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
• Qualified for finals and placed 10th in shot put at 2014 World Junior Championships
• Holds multiple Slovenian national junior records

Personal
• Son of Andreja and Peter Plesko
• Has four siblings, Spela, Miha, Nejc and Meta