Derek Peterson
Derek Peterson
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Northwood, N.H.
High School: Coe Brown Academy
Position: Throws

(2009-2010) Indoor: Placed third in the shot put with a toss of 47-8 at the Rhody Open... Finished fifth in the weight throw at the Giegengack Invitational... Placed fifth in the shot put (15.84m) and fourth in the weight toss (16.82m) at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games... Placed fourth at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships in the shot put with a toss of 15.37...Outdoor: Finished second in the discus throw with a toss of 51.69m, while finishing fifth in the hammer throw at the UConn Alumni Invite... Captured the discus toss with a throw of 168-04 at the Lou Onesty Invitational... Earned a first place finish in the discus throw (170-11) at the Larry Ellis Invite... Won the discus throw with a mark of 171.03 at the Holy Cross Meet... Placed fourth overall in the College Men's Discus Throw Championship of America event at the Penn Relays with a mark of 174-09... Won the A-10 discus title with a mark of 52.76m... Placed fourth in the shot put at the A-10 Outdoor Championships... Won the discuss event for the second consecutive year at the New England Championships... Finished ninth in the discus throw at the IC4A Championship... Placed 21st (163-01) overall in the men's discus throw at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship.

(2008-09) Indoor: Had a second place finish in the weight throw (55-04.75) as well a sixth place finish in the shot put (48-03.50) at the Sorlein Tack and Field invitational...Took home a pair of second place finishes at the URI Quad Invitational, in the weight throw (56-00.50) as well as the shot put (50-08.00)...Recorded a pair of first place finishes in the weight throw(59-02.25), as well as the shot put (48-03.50) at the URI Invitational. Outdoor: Took home first place in the discus throw (170-08), as well as seventh place in the hammer throw (163-09) at the Bryant Invitational...Finished second in the discus throw (165-01), seventh in the hammer throw (159-01), and eighth in the shot put (45-10.00) at the UConn Alumni Track and Field Invitational...Finished seventh in the discus throw at the prestigious Penn Relays with a throw of 172-07, which was a season best...Captured the Atlantic-10 title with a throw of 52.92 meters in the discus throw and added a seventh place finish in the hammer throw (51.44) at the Atlantic-10 Championships...Collected another first place at the New England Outdoor Championships in the discus throw with a throw of 53.24 meters, and added a tenth place finish in the hammer throw (50.79m)...Finished in fifth place in the discus throw at the IC4A Championships with a throw of 51.79 meters...Placed tenth at the 2009 NCAA East Regional Championships with a throw of 51.95 meters. (2007-08) Indoor: Recorded a shot put of 14.47m at the Sorlien Invitational... Set a personal record (53-00) in the weight throw at the New England Championships... 2008 Outdoor: Took fourth and qualified for the New England and IC4A Championships with a Hammer throw of 174-04 at the Atlantic-10 Championships... Placed eighth in the Hammer throw (169-10) at the New England Championships... Placed second in the hammer throw (168-08) and set a personal record in winning the discus (172-11) at Holy Cross, qualifying Peterson for NCAA Regional competition... Won the discus (171-05) at the Atlantic 10 Championships and the New England Championships with a throw of 166-10 (May 10)... Placed fourth in the discus throw at the IC4A Championships with a throw of 171-09... Finished 14th (166) in the discus at the NCAA East Regional. (2006-07): Won the men's discus (170-06) and finished fourth in hammer (163-10) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track & Field Championship ... placed fourth in shot put (48-00.75) at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship ... fourth in college men's discus with a throw of 167-01 at Penn Relays ... 13th in shot put (49-01.00) at New England Championship ... first in discus (165-03) at Holy Cross ... first in discus (169-05) and third in hammer (155-06) at SCSU Owl Invitational ... first in discus (174-02) at UConn Invitational ... fifth in shot put (48-08.75) and seventh in weight throw (46-00.75) at Rhody Mega Meet ... fifth in shot put (46-11.75) and ninth in weight throw (47-01.75) at Sorlien Memorial Invitational. High School: Threw a 170'8" discus to earn second place at the 2004 New Englands. Personal: Born on October 2, 1987 ... enjoys watching football and golf ... majoring in business.