Jessie Merckle won the women's javelin title for the third time, while Alexander Krall and John Maurins also picked up All-ACC honors.
Maurins claims gold in men's shot put and Heppenstall earns silver in men's 800m
Wake Forest rising sophomore qualifies in shot put for World Junior Championships
The Wake Forest senior finished second in the 1,500m run and will join Jessie Merckle and Katie Adair at the national meet.
John Maurins and Jessie Merckle earn second place finishes to earn All-ACC First Team honors
Photos from the first day of the 2016 Wake Forest Open at Kentner Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
• 2016 Second Team All-ACC (Outdoor Shot Put)
• 2016 Second Team All-ACC (Indoor Shot Put)
• 2015 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Gold Medalist (Shot Put)
• 2015 First Team All-ACC (Outdoor Shot Put)
• 2015 Second Team All-ACC (Indoor Shot Put)
Outdoor Personal Bests
Shot Put -- 18.73m -- 2015 ACC Championships
Discus -- 48.45m -- 2015 Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational
Hammer -- 53.99m -- 2016 High Point VertKlasse Meeting
Indoor Personal Bests
Shot Put -- 18.08m -- 2016 Chipotle Marshall Invitational
Weight Throw -- 16.00m -- 2015 Virginia Tech Challenge
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Garnered Second Team All-ACC accolades with a sixth-place finish in the shot put ... Competed in six meets and saw action in the hammer and discus throws, as well as the shot put ... Set a personal best in the hammer throw with a toss of 53.99m to place ninth at the High Point VertKlasse Meeting ... Came in eighth with his season-best shot put mark of 17.82m at the Virginia Challenge ... Lone discus appearance was an 11th-place, 44.68m showing at the Wake Forest Open.
Took home Second Team All-ACC honors for the second-straight year by placing fifth in the shot put ... Placed in the top three in all four of his regular-season appearances ... Won the shot put title at the Chiptole Marshall Invitational with a season-best and indoor PR throw of 18.08m.
Earned First Team All-ACC honors with a seventh-place, 18.73m throw, the second-best distance in school history, in the shot put at the ACC Championships ... In the shot put, placed third at the Wake Forest Open and took first at both the Florida Relays and Penn Relays ... Distance of 18.63m at the Penn Relays set a new meet record ... Season-bests in the discus and hammer throws were 48.45m and 51.14m, respectively, at the Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational; took fifth place in both events ... Launched a winning toss of 21.90m in the shot put and set an American junior record in the process at the USATF Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. in late June ... His mark at the event slotted him at No. 5 on the all-time World Junior performers list ... Performance at the USATF Junior Championships qualified him for the 2015 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, where he claimed the gold medal in the junior men's shot put with a distance of 19.49m.
Finished first in shot put at the JDL College Kickoff Classic ... Earned a second-place finish in shot put at the Wake Forest Invitational ... Medaled in shot put at the Hilton Garden Innvitational ... Scored in shot put and set a personal best at the ACC Indoor Championships with a fourth-place finish to earn second-team All-ACC honors.
A five-time varsity letter winner, four times in track and field and one time in football ... Attended Mentor High School ... Two-time captain of the Mentor High School track and field team ... Two-time indoor state champion in the shot put.
Born August 3, 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio ... Son of John and Dawn Maurins.
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