Alex Briggs
Alex Briggs
Year: SR
Hometown: Portsmouth, R.I.
High School: Portsmouth
Events: Throws
Major: Civil Engineering

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • Weight Throw: 17.43m (2016-17 at New England Championship)
  • Outdoor
    • Hammer: 58.71m (2016-17 at Atlantic 10 Championship)

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Outdoor A-10 Champion (Hammer)
  • 2017 Indoor A-10 Runner Up (Weight Throw)
  • 2014 Outdoor A-10 Runner Up (Hammer)

2016-17 

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished third in the hammer throw (56.80m) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Placed seventh in the hammer throw (56.89m) at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer throw (54.14m) at the Northeast Challenge.
    • Placed ninth in the hammer throw (56.14m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational.
    • Won the hammer throw (56.18m) at the Holy Cross Meet.
    • Finished 15th in the hammer throw (57.73m) at the Penn Relays.
    • Won the hammer throw (58.71m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished third in the hammer throw (58.24m) at the New England Championship.
  • Indoor:
    • Placed fifth in the weight throw (16.79m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished second in the weight throw (16.92m) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Placed ninth in the weight throw (16.99m) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Finished second in the weight throw (17.08m) at the Coaches Tribute Meet.
    • Placed second in the weight throw (17.15m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished fifth in the weight throw (17.43m) at the New England Championship.
    • Placed 13th in the weight throw (16.82m) at the IC4A Championship.

2015-16 

  • Outdoor:
    • Did not compete.
  • Indoor:
    • Placed third in the weight throw, (15.95m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship. 
    • Finished 11th in the weight throw, (15.31m) at the Fastrack National Invite. 
    • Finished seventh in the weight throw, (16.13m) at the URI Coaches' Tribute Meet. 
    • Placed third in the weight throw, (15.25m) at the URI Sorlien Memorial Invitational.

2014-15

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished third in the hammer, (52.24m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer throw, (51.45m) at the Brown Springtime Open.
    • Finished second in the hammer throw, (53.07m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer throw, (52.27m) at the Mark Young Yale Invitational.
    • Finished fourth in the hammer throw, (51.97m) at the George Mason Invitational.
    • Finished tenth in the hammer throw, (45.38m) at the UNH Wildcat Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • David Hemery Valentine Invitational - Finished 26th in the weight throw, (14.55m).
    • URI Coaches vs. Domestic Violence Invitational - Finished 11th in the weight throw, (14.81m).
    • Boston University Terrier Classic - Finished 26th in the weight throw, (14.56m).

2013-14

  • Outdoor: 
    • Finished 25th in the hammer throw, (53.28m) at the IC4A Championship.
    • Finished tenth in the hammer throw, (53.08m) at the New England Championship.
    • Finished second in the hammer throw, (53.55m) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer throw, (51.68m) at the Brown Classic.
    • Finished seventh in the hammer throw, (52.16m) at the UConn Classic.
    • Finished fourth in the hammer throw, (48.21m) at the Minutemen Invitational.
    • Finished fourth in the hammer throw, (47.90m) at the American International College Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer throw, (50.08m) at the UConn Invitational.
  • Indoor: 
    • Finished 11th of 28 in the weight throw, (14.95m) at the URI Coaches' Coed Invitational.
    • Finished 19th of 49 in the weight throw, (15.01m) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Finished ninth in the weight throw, (14.35m) at the Sorlien Invitational. 

2012-13

  • Outdoor:
    • Threw a distance of 160’7 to finish seventh in the hammer throw at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship.
    • Finished third in the hammer throw, (48.51m) at the Brown Open.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer throw, (160’3) at the UConn Invitational.
  • Indoor: 
    • Did not compete for the Rams.


High School

  • Attended Portsmouth High School.
  • Four-year letterman of the track & field team.
  • Also played two years of soccer.
  • Captained the track & field team (2010-12).
  • Named All-Division in the Weight Throw.
  • Earned Second Emerging Elite Weight Throw in Indoor Nationals.
  • Holds record in weight (63’7) and hammer (197’2), set in the 2011-12 season.
  • Helped team win the East Division Outdoor Championship in 2011.


Personal

  • Born August 5, 1994.
  • Son of Byron and Karen Briggs.
  • Has one brother, Thomas, and one sister, Noelle, who graduated from URI in 2012.
  • Enjoys games, soccer, throwing, and hanging out with friends and family.
  • Lists favorite athlete as Matt Light.
  • Follows the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots.
  • Plans on being a civil engineer in the future.
  • Majoring in Civil Engineering.