Marek Barta

  • Marek
  • Barta

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Czech Technical University Prague
  • Hometown
    Havirov, Czech Republic

Updated: May 14, 2018

2018 outdoor: Won the ACC Outdoor Championships in the discus on his second throw of 59.67 meters (195 feet, 9 inches), earning first-team All-ACC honors ... Placed seventh in the discus throw with a toss of 58.27 meters (191 feet, 2 inches) at the Beach Invitational … Took home the gold in the discus throw with a distance of 61.13 meters (200 feet, 7 inches) at the Florida Relays.

2018 indoor: Did not compete.

2017 outdoor: Placed seventh in the men's discus event at the NCAA Championships, collecting first-team All-America honors for the second time in his career with a throw of 58.99 meters (193 ft., 6 in.) ... Earned a top-12 mark (58.56 meters - 192 ft., 1 in.) in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, advancing to his third straight NCAA Championship event ... Collected a silver medal at the ACC Championships with a season-best throw of 60.10 meters (197 ft., 2 in.) ... Was awarded first-team All-ACC honors for his efforts ... Made his outdoor debut at the Virginia Grand Prix, throwing a distance of 56.94 meters (186 ft., 10 in.) for fourth place.

2017 indoor: Did not compete.

2016 outdoor: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team … Earned a bronze medal at the NCAA Championships with his 60.96-meter throw (200 ft.) … Was the first person in program history to earn All-America honors in the discus … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with his 58.65-meter throw (192 ft., 5 in.) in the discus … Earned a silver medal at the ACC Championships with his 59.68-meter throw (195 ft., 10 in.), collecting first-team all-league honors … Reset the program record and his personal record twice to 61.38 meters (201 ft., 4 in.) at the Virginia Challenge … Won the Florida Relays with a 60.51-meter throw (198 ft., 6 in.).

2016 indoor: Placed third at the Virginia Tech Challenge with his 16.88-meter throw (55 ft., 4.75 in.) in the shot put … Competed at the ACC Indoor Championships, placing 12th.

2015 outdoor: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Participated in five meets throughout the season ... Recorded a career-best throw of 60.15 meters (197 ft., 4 in.) at the ACC Championships to earn bronze ... Competed at the NCAA Championships.

2015 indoor: Finished seventh in the shot put at the ACC Championships with a mark of 17.51 meters (57 ft., 5.5 in.).

High school: Competed for the PSK Olymp Praha Club in the Czech Republic, as well as the Torpedo Floorball team in Havirov … Named the 2011 Junior National Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Born Dec. 8, 1992 … Son of Lenka Bartova … Has two siblings, Tereza and Michal … Graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2012 … Majoring in business information technology.

Barta's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

SP - 17.51m (57 feet, 5.5 inches), ACC Championships (2015)

Discus - 61.38m (201 feet, 4 inches), Virginia Challenge (2016)