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Alex Rose
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Branch, Mich.
High School: Ogemaw Heights HS
Major: English
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Alex Rose
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/01/2012

2012 MAC Champion in the discus

2014 (Outdoor Track and Field): Won the discus throw (185-01) and fifth in the hammer throw (183-07.2) at the Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational (3/29) ... placed second in the discus throw (187-11) at the Spartan Invite (4/5) ... finished second in the hammer throw with a new personal best of 184-08 and placed first in the discus throw (182-08) at the Hilltopper Relays (4/12). 

2014 (Indoor Track and Field): Won the weight throw (58-06.94) at the CMU Jack Skoog Open (1/17) ... finished second in the shot put (56-07.5) and finished fourth in the weight throw (58-07.25) at the EMU Triangular-Quad (2/1) ... placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 57-01.00, second in the weight throw (61-00.75) and won the discus throw (179-03) at the Akron Invitational (2/8) ... finished fifth in the weight throw (57-03.50) at the GVSU Tune-Up (2/22) ... placed third in the shot put (58-00.50) and seventh in the weight throw (59-01.25) at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/28). 

2013 (Indoor Track and Field): First place in the Shot Put at the EMU Holiday Meet (54-08.75) (12/7) ... Finished 4th (56-1.75) in the shot put at the 2013 MAC Indoor Championships (2/24).

2012 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished runner-up in the shot put (54-00.50) and the discus (176-00) at the LSU Relays (3/24) ... finished third in the discus (163-09.75) and the shot put (56-02) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31) ... finished runner-up in the shot put (55-11.75) at the Spartan Invitational (4/7) ... won the shot put (55-11) and the discus (171-08) at the Northwood Open (4/14) ... won the discus (179-00) at the CSULA Twilight Open (4/19) ... finished 27th in the discus (169-04) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/20) ... won the discus (180-07) and finished 6th in the shot put (49-09) at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/28) ... won the discus (184-10) at the Len Paddock Invitational (5/04) ... was the MAC Champion in the discus (180-10) and finished 3rd in the shot put (55-08.5) at the MAC Championships (5/10-5/12) ... finished 21st in the discus (169-11) and 44th in the shot put (48-04) at the NCAA East Prelims.

2012 (Indoor Track and Field): Redshirted

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Earned All-America honors ... placed fifth in the discus at the NCAA Championships (6/8) with a mark of 185-10 ... scored four team points for CMU at the national championships ... qualified for nationals for the second consecutive year after earning third place with a mark of 186-0 at the NCAA Division I East Region Preliminary Round (5/28) ... threw the discus (184-02) at Defiance College (3/19) ... won the discus with a toss of 189-10 and took third in the shot put (53-8 3/4) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (4/2) ... won the shot put (178-10) at the Mid-Major Challenge (4/8-4/9) ... set a new personal best 192-07 in the first-place effort in the discus at the Ed Adams Invite (4/9) ... finished third in the shot put (53-3 3/4) and the discus (175-7) at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) ... won the discus and qualified for regionals with a mark of 180-1 at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/30) ... took second in the discus with a toss of 178-11 at the Len Paddock Invitational (5/6-5/7).

2011 (Indoor Track and Field): Took third in shot put at the Chippewa Open by throwing 51-3.74 ... won the shot put at the Chip Invite (1/14) with a toss of 55-0 3/4 ... finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 54-09 1/2 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (1/22) ... tied a career-best in the shot put en route to a win at The Cardinal (1/28) ... took fourth in the gold division shot put (54-4 1/2) at the Akron Invitational (2/12) ... also finished second in the discus (177-7) at the Akron Invitational (2/11) ... finished runner-up in the shot put at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/25-2/26) after tossing the shot a career-best 58-3.

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the discus, where he finished 13th overall and third among freshmen with a toss of 177-2 … finished seventh in the discus (179-5) at the NCAA East Region Prelims … launched a season-best 181-3 to win the discus at the Len Paddock Invitational … took eighth in the shot put with a season-best 53-10 1/2 at the MAC Outdoor Championships … finished runner-up in the discus (188-8) at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships to qualify for the IAAF World Junior Championships.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished runner-up in the shot put with a season-best 53-10 1/4 at the Jack Skoog Open … also threw a season-best 51-5 1/2 in the weight throw at the Jack Skoog Open.

High School — Won a state title in the shot put and finished runner-up in the discus in 2009 … took fourth in the shot put at the state meet in 2008 … set the school record in the shot put … earned three letters in football, two in basketball and two in track … twice earned all-conference honors in football.

Career Bests —
Shot put (58-3); discus (192-7); weight throw (61-00.75); hammer throw (184-08).