Joel McBride
Joel  McBride


Zion, Ill.

High School:
Zion-Benton Township




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Personal Bests (as of June 2016):

Shot Put: 12.45 meters/40-10.25
Weight Throw: 17.52 meters/57-5.75 (No. 7 all-time at MU)

: 35.07 meters/115-1
Hammer Throw: 52.64 meters/172-8
Shot Put: 12.04 meters/39-6

All-BIG EAST, Hammer
Indoor (Jr.): Competed in the weight throw for the 2016 indoor season, where he participated in six meets ... At the BIG EAST Championship, took third in the weight throw with a toss of 16.18 meters (53-1 feet) ... Recorded a personal-best and No. 7 all-time record at MU with a throw of 17.52 meters (57-5.75 feet) at the Wisconsin Open on February 19 ... Took second at the UW Parkside Classic (15.72 meters/51-7) ... Placed third overall at the John Tierney Quadrangular (16.14 meters/52-11.5) ... Took fifth place at the Jack Jennett Invitational (January 29).
Outdoor (Jr.): Participated in the hammer throw for the outdoor season, where he took second at the BIG EAST Championships (48.59 meters/159-5) ... Recorded a sixth place finish at the Wisconsin Twilight with a toss of 52.64 meters (172-8 feet), a career-best ... Took seventh at the Illinois Twilight on April 23.

Indoor (So.): Competed in the shot put and weight throw during his sophomore indoor season ... Set a personal-best in the weigth throw with a toss of 12.45 meters (40-10.25 feet) to place 10th at the UW-Parkside Open (Feb. 7) ... Set a personal-best in the shot put with a mark of 16.67 meters (54-8.25 feet) to place sixth at the Red & White Open (Feb. 20) ... Registered two top-10 finishes at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, taking sixth in the weight throw (15.34 meters/50-4) and ninth in the shot put (12.20 meters/40-0.5).
Outdoor (So.): Set season-bests, including a pair of personal-bests in a dual meet against UW-Milwaukee at home ... Took third pace in the hammer throw with a career-best throw of 45.75 meters (150-1 feet), set a personal-best mark in the discus with a toss of 35.07 meters (115-1 feet) to place fourth, and also placed fourth with a season long throw of 12.04 meters (39-6 feet) in the shot put ... Recorded three top-10 finishes at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, going seventh in the hammer (44.75 meters/146-10), ninth in the discus (31.18 meters/102-3) and 10th in the shot put (11.36 meters/37-3.25).

Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the 2013-14 indoor season...Posted his best throw in the shot put with a distance of 11.27 meters at the UW-Parkside Classic (Feb. 8) while also earning a fourth place in the weight throw, finishing at 14.33 meters...Recorded a personal best and finished in seventh place at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 21), throwing 14.85 meters (48 feet, 8.75 inches) in the weight throw.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in both the discus and hammer during his freshman outdoor track campaign ... Finished in 10th place and notched a personal best throwing 32.55 meters at theBIG EASTChampionships (May 11) in the discus ... Threw 32.39 meters at the Dave Rankin Invitational (May 2) to place 16th in the discus ... Also competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 10) in the hammer throw and placed ninth at a season-best distance of 43.70 meters (143 feet, 4 inches).

High School:McBride earned three letters in track and field at Zion-Benton Township High School ... Served as a team captain as a senior in 2013 ... Four-year all-academic honoree ... Earned two varsity letters in football, in which he was named offensive lineman of the year both seasons ... Posted high school personal bests of 145 feet in the discus and 45 feet in the shot put.

Personal:McBride is the son of John and Kendell McBride and was born in Zion, Illinois ... Majors in marketing.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Weight Throw: 
3rd (16.18 meters/53-1)
Shot Put:
9th (12.20 meters/40-0.5)
Weight Throw:
6th (15.34 meters/50-4)
Weight Throw
: 7th (14.85 meters/48-8.75)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Hammer: 2nd (48.59 meters/159-5)
9th (31.18 meters/102-3)
7th (44.75 meters/146-10)
Shot Put:
10th (11.36 meters/37-3.25)
: 10th (32.55 meters/106-9)
Hammer: 9th (43.70 meters/143-4)