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Claudio Romero

Throws
Position
Junior
Class
Santiago, Chile
Hometown
Santa Maria De Santiago
High School / Club
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Claudio Romero - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

First-Team All-American
2021 Outdoor:
Discus

ACC Champion
2021 Outdoor: Discus

All-ACC
2021 Outdoor: Discus (1st Team)
2021 Outdoor:
Shot Put (2nd Team)
2021 Indoor:
Shot Put (2nd Team)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2021: Shot Put, Discus

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Placed third in discus at NCAA Championships (61.36m / 201′ 4″) to earn first-team All-America honors
• Finished second at NCAA East Preliminary Round in discus with school-record throw of 65.78m (215′ 10″) on his third throw
• Also qualified for shot put at NCAA East Preliminary Round
• Had previously set school record in second round with throw of 63.79m (209′ 3″)
• Won ACC title in discus on his final throw with mark of 61.21m (200′ 10″)
• Was sixth in shot up at the ACC Championships
• Set school record, freshman record and meet record in discus competition at Virginia Challenge
• Had a throw of  64.39m (211′ 3″) on his sixth attempt to win the competition
• That effort ranks No. 2 in the nation and positioned him No. 10 in the world
• Named ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week for the third time during the season after his Virginia Challenge win
• Runner-up and top collegiate finisher (62.81m / 206′ 1″) in discus at Virginia Grand Prix
• 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
• Winner of team’s Coach’s Award for Excellence
• Named to 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Named 2021 VaSID Field Athlete of the Year
• Named 2021 VaSID Field Rookie of the Year
• Named to 2021 VaSID First Team All-State for Throws

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

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