2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Wooten's Personal Bests
Shot Put (Indoor): 44-6
Shot Put (Outdoor): 42-4
Discus Throw: 144-4
Weight Throw: 16.43m
Hammer Throw: 47.77m
Finished ninth at the Raleigh Relays in the discus with a toss of 42.63m ... Also threw the discus in three other meets during the outdoor season ... Recorded a personal best in the hammer throw with a toss of 47.77m at the Wake Forest Open ... Finished ninth at the ACC Championships in the hammer with a throw of 47.72m ... Took fourth at three meets in the hammer throw.
Set a personal best and finished ninth in the weight throw at the Hilton Garden Invitational with a throw of 16.43m ... Also had several top-10 finishes throughout the indoor season including a third place finish at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic and a fourth place finish at the Wake Forest Invitational ... Placed ninth overall at the ACC Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a toss of 16.33m.
Established new personal-bests in each of the three events in which he competed ... Threw a distance of 42-4 in the shot put at the VertKlasse Meeting to place fifth overall ... Earned two top-10 finishes in the discus throw at the Winston-Salem State Invitational (fourth, 139-9) and the VertKlasse Meeting (third, 139-8) ... Recorded a new personal-best in the same event at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, throwing the discus a distance of 144-4 to finish 13th ... Made six appearances in the hammer throw, a new event for his resume ... Claimed victory in the event at the Winston-Salem State Invitational after a throw of 151-0 ... Achieved his personal-best toss of 156-4 at the Wake Forest Open ... Competed in the discus throw (18th, 131-8) and the hammer throw (12th, 141-0) at the ACC Championships.
Recorded a new personal-best throw of 44-6 in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Invitational to place ninth overall and crush his previous top throw of 39-8.75 ... Finished 10th in the shot put at the first annual Fast Track Invitational in Winston-Salem with a throw of 44-5.5 ... Recorded three additional top-15 performances in the shot put on the year, placing 12th at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (41-2.25), 14th at the UNC Invitational (41-0.25) and 15th at the ACC Championship (42-8) ... Recorded a throw of 40-0 in the shot put at the Hokie Invitational en route to a 17th-place finish.
Primarily competed in the discus, with his top throw of 140-11 coming at the Vertklasse Meeting en route to a seventh-place finish ... Finished 14th overall at the ACC Championships with a mark of 140-0 ... Competed in the shot put once during the season, finishing 31st at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational with a mark of 37-8.75.
Competed in the shot put twice during the season, with his top throw of 39-8.75 coming at the Liberty Quad Meet en route to a sixth place overall finish ... Turned in a throw of 37-7.75 at the Hokie Invitational to place 24th ... Finished fourth in the weight throw at Liberty Quad with a mark of 34-2.75.
A three-sport varsity athlete with letters earned in football, basketball, and track at Leesville Road High School ... Awarded "Best in the Field" on the track team during his junior and senior seasons ... Earned the Coaches Award for Football as a senior.
Full name is Nathaniel Gray Wooten ... Son of John and Fran Wooten ... Majoring in Health and Exercise Science ... Has three brothers, John David, Chris and Mike ... Mike is also a thrower on the Wake Forest track & field team ... Born November 21, 1991.
Up Close with Nate
My biggest inspiration is...My father.
My best moment off the track at Wake Forest so far has been...Meeting Kristine Dianne Cantin.
My favorite food is...Steak and potatoes.
One place I would like to travel to is...Australia.
My dream job is...To become a professional basketball player.
If I could have one superpower, it would be the ability to...Fly.
My favorite professional athlete is...Steve Nash.
If I could invite any three people in the world to dinner, I would choose...Ryan Styles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady.
If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be...Competing in the Olympic Games.
My secret addiction is...Milk.
A weird fact not many people know about me is...I have three older brothers who are all smaller than me.
My favorite quote is..."Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." - John Wooden