Cards post eight top-five finishes and four personal-best marks
The Cardinals are sending four student-athletes to the national championships in Eugene, Ore.
Mattias Wolter won the 3,000m steeplechase title at last year's preliminary rounds competition.
The Cardinals will compete in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 29-31 to qualify for the national championships.
Seven student-athletes achieved at least season-best marks at the meet.
Louisville Track & Field | ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville Track & Field at Vanderbilt Black and Gold | Day 2
Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championships Day Three
Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championships Day Two Photos by Jeremy Hopkins | Louisville Athletics
Track and Field AAC Championships Practice
Shot Put- 17.46m/57-3.5
Shot Put- 17.06m/55-11.75
2013-14: Competed in shot put during the indoor and outdoor season, and the discus during the outdoor season... Took first place in the shot put at the Indiana University Relays with a career-best 17.46m, throw... Earned a second place finish in the shot put at the Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational... Posted a second place finish in the discus throw at the Border Battle with a career-best 54.22m mark.
2012-13: Competed in two outdoor events (shot put, discus) and one indoor discipline (shot put) ... qualified for the NCAA Division I Preliminary Round in the discus ... at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placed third in the shot put and fifth in the discus ... scored a win in the discus at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational with a personal-best 52.50m/172-3 ... combined for seven top-five finishes during the outdoor season between the two events ... placed third in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... top throw came at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a mark of 17.37m/57-0.
Prep: A two-time state champion in the shot put at Brentwood High under coach Ron Sig ... took second in the discus at the state meet in 2011 with a toss of 52.78m/173-2 ... guided high school team to three state titles (2008, 2010-11) ... had a fourth-place finish in the shot put at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... two-time sectional champion in the shot put and discus ... 2011 runner-up in the discus at TSSAA State Track & Field Championships ... 2011 AAU Southern Indoor Track & Field shot put Champion ... champion in the shot put and discus at the 2011 Steel Throwers Open ... 2010 Nike Track National shot put champion and the discus runner-up.
Personal: Son of Steve and Cheri Wade ... birthday is Nov. 30 ... has one sister ... majoring in sport administration.