Freshman John Krzyszkowski is the 2014 BIG EAST men's javelin champion, and a competitor with his own style. Learn more about the Mississauga, Ontario native as he heads to his first NCAA regional competition.
Personal Bests (as of June 2016):
Indoor- Shot Put: 41-10.75/12.77 meters
Outdoor- Javelin: 227-8/69.39 meters (MU Record)
2015-16: BIG EAST Outdoor Champion (javelin) All-BIG EAST, outdoor javelin BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Jr.): Did not compete. Outdoor (Jr.): Surpassed his school-record mark in the javelin throw for the second year in a row with a distance of 69.39 meters (227-8 feet) at the Illinois Twilight (April 23), about four meters further than his prior personal-best/school-best ... Won the javelin at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 66.13 meters (216-11 feet) ... Placed 15th at NCAA West Prelims in the javelin (66.14 meters/217-feet) ... Took second place in the javelin at the USF Bulls Invitational on March 17. 2014-15: BIG EAST Outdoor Champion (javelin) All-BIG EAST (outdoor javelin) BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.):Competed in the shot put during at four indoor meets, including the BIG EAST Championships where he placed 10th overall with a toss of 12.10 meters (39-8.5 feet). Outdoor (So.): Surpassed his school-record mark in the javelin throw with a distance of 65.54 meters (215-0 feet) at the NCAA West Prelims in Austin, Texas, finishing in 18th place to come a few places shy of qualifying for nationals ... Won the BIG EAST javelin crown with a toss of 64.97 meters (213-2 feet), which was nearly 17 feet farther than the runner-up finisher ... Recorded four first-place finishes on the season.
2013-14: BIG EAST Outdoor Champion (javelin) All-BIG EAST (outdoor javelin) BIG EAST All-Academic USTFCCCA All-Academic Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the shot put during the indoor campaign with a top toss of 12.77 meters (41 feet, 10.75 inches) at the UWM Triangular on Jan. 17 ... Placed 11th at the BIG EAST indoor meet in the shot put with a top distance of 11.63 meters (38 feet, 2 inches) for an 11th-place finish. Outdoor (Fr.): Shattered the Marquette men's javelin record during his first outdoor season, while winning the BIG EAST title and advancing to the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds ... Threw 65.31 meters (214 feet, 3 inches) to win the javelin at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 11), which was a new MU record ... Won the event at a total of five meets ... Placed 46th at the West Preliminary Rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a top throw of 55.64 meters (182 feet, 6 inches).
High School: Krzyszkowski earned five letters for track and field at Port Credit Secondary School while also playing basketball and volleyball ... Won the silver medal in the men's javelin (63.83 meters) at the 2013 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships on July 13, 2013 to qualify for the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship in Medellin, Columbia on Aug. 23-25 ... Also competed at the 2013 Canadian Junior meet in the shot put and placed 10th with a top toss of 14.58 meters ... Named the Port Credit track and field overall MVP for four consecutive years ... Named the athlete of the year in 2009, 2010 and shared the honor in 2013 ... Holds the Port Credit record in the javelin (800g) with a throw of 63.50 meters, which he used to claim the Ontario South Regional Championship in 2013 ... Placed second at the OFSSA Championships in the javelin in 2013 and fifth in the shot put ... Port Credit record holder in the shot put with a throw of 16.73 meters, which he notched in 2012 during his 12th grade year at the OFSAA Championships ... Ranks second all-time at Port Credit for discus throw at 48.84 meters ... Claimed an OFSAA title in the javelin (600g) as a freshman in 2009 and was runner-up in 2010, while earning regional titles in the shot put (4kg) and discus (1kg) in 2010.
Personal: Krzyszkowski was born in Toronto to Elzbieta and Andrzej Krzyszkowski ... Has three younger siblings, Caroline, Paul and Michael ... Majors in mathematics.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2015- Shot Put:10th (39-8.5/12.10 meters) 2014- Shot Put:11th (38-2/11.63 meters)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2016- Javelin:1st (227-8/69.39 meters - MU Record) 2015- Javelin: 1st (213-2/64.97 meters) 2014- Javelin: 1st (214-3/65.31 meters)