| Will Spence
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6-3 / 240
Five Time All-Big 12
Earned a pair of All-Big 12 honors and just missed a trip to the NCAA Championships ... placed third (61-5/18.72m) in the shot put and eighth (PR of 54-11.25/16.74m) in the weight throw at the Big 12 Championships ... his weight-throw performance at the conference meet ranks 10th on the UT all-time performers list ... recorded a personal-best throw of 61-9 (18.82m) in the shot put at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... that mark placed him ninth on the school's all-time performers list and was 19th on the NCAA season performers list ... missed advancing to the national meet by less than five inches (top 16 made the field) ... third in the shot put with a throw of 60-6.75 (18.46m) at the Tyson Invitational ... threw the shot put 58-6.5 (17.84m) and the weight throw 51-11.25 (15.83m) at the Razorback Team Invitational ... finished second in the shot put (57-5.75/17.52m) and fifth in the weight throw (49-3.00/15.01m) at the Arkansas Dual Meet.
Outdoor (Redshirt Freshman):
Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims ... threw the shot put 57-04.75 (17.49m) to finish 21st and the discus 182-11 (55.76m) for a 15th-place showing ... posted fourth-place finishes in both the shot put (59-4.25/18.09m) and discus (185-9/56.63m) at the Big 12 Championships to earn all-league honors in both events ... claimed a victory in the shot put (58-6.50/17.84m) and ninth place in the discus (166-7/50.77m) at the Penn Relays ... finished third in the discus (181-1/55.21m) and fourth in the shot put (59-3.50/18.07m) at the Longhorn Invitational ... tossed the hammer 143-1 (43.63m) for 11th place, the discus 170-9 (52.06m) for fifth place, and the shot put 58-4.50 (17.79m) for fourth place at the Texas Invitational ... placed third in the shot put (56-6.50/17.23m), third in the discus (174-1/53.07m), and fifth in the hammer (142-9/43.52m) at the UCLA Dual.
Indoor (Redshirt Freshman):
Earned all-league honors by finishing fifth in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 58-02.00 (17.73m) at the Big 12 Championships ... threw the shot put a personal-best 58-07.25 (17.86m) to place fifth at the Don Kirby Invite ... tossed the shot put 56-08.50 (17.28m) at the New Balance Invitational ... placed eighth in the shot put at the Razorback Invitational with a throw of 55-05 (16.89m) ... took fourth at the Arkansas Dual with a throw of 17.01m (55-09.75).
Runner-up in the discus and third in the shot put at the 5A state meet as a senior ... won district and Region 2-5A Championships in both the discus and shot put ... named first-team all-area track and first-team all-district in football ... three-year letterman in football as a defensive lineman ... finished fifth in the shot put and eighth at regionals as a junior ... claimed the district title in the shot put as a junior ... named second-team all-district in football as a junior ... placed eighth at regionals in the shot put as a sophomore.
Born in Dallas, Texas ... son of John and Janet Spence ... has two sisters, Claire and Elizabeth ... was named a Texas Scholar ... majoring in sociology ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the spring of 2012.
Shot Put - 61-9 (18.82m), LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (3/1/13)
Weight Throw - 54-11.25 (16.74m), Big 12 Championships (2/23/13)
Shot Put - 61-5 (18.72m), Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/29/13)
Discus - 187-4 (57.11m), Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/30/13)
Hammer - 146-10 (44.76m), Texas State Elite Meet (3/23/13)
BIG 12 SCORING
2012: Shot Put - 5th (58-02.00/17.73m)
2013: Shot Put - 3rd (61-5/18.72m)
2013: Weight Throw - 8th (54-11.25/16.74m)
2012: Shot Put - 4th (59-4.25/18.09m)
2012: Discus - 4th (185-9/56.63m)
2013: Discus - 5th (180-2/54.91m)
2013: Shot Put - 6th (56-9.25/4.89m)
Note: Bios updated after the 2013 indoor season; career bests are current