Tomas Kruzliak

  • Tomas
  • Kruzliak

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Sportove Gymnazium
  • Hometown
    Nitra, Slovakia

Updated: June 29, 2016

2016 Outdoor: Placed 10th at the NCAA Championships to earn second-team All-America honors, with his best throw going for 68.32 meters (224-2) … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with his 65.71-meter (215-7) throw at the NCAA East Regional … Placed second at the ACC Championships with his 69-37-meter (227-7) mark to earn first-team All-ACC honors … Recorded a season-best 69.94-meter (229-5) throw at the Virginia Challenge … Won the Highlander Invite, throwing 66.30 meters (217-6).

2016 Indoor: Placed fifth at the ACC Championships and earned second-team all-conference honors with his season-best 21.20-meter (69-6.75) throw … Earned fourth place at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet.

2015 Outdoor: Recorded a season-best throw of 226-8 (69.10m) at the NCAA Championships to earn him a fourth place finish overall ... Competed in five additional hammer throw events during the season, including the NCAA East Regional and ACC Championships where he scored his second-best throw of the season, 223-11 (68.27m).

2015 Indoor: Earned second team All-ACC honors after finishing in fourth place in the weight throw at the ACC Championships... Set a personal best mark of 70'3.25" (21.42m) at the Hokie Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Earned All-America honors after finishing in fifth place at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 227-11.. Won the ACC title in the hammer throw after hitting a mark of 214-3.5... Placed third in the NCAA East Regional with a throw of 225-7.

2013 Outdoor: Became Tech's sixth national champion, winning the program's 14th individual crown at the NCAA Championship in the hammer throw with a mark of 227-3 (69.26m) ... Captured the hammer throw ACC title by posting a personal best throw of 232-5 (70.84m) on his final attempt at the ACC Championship ... Finished second at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (222-4, 67.77m), Florida Relays (227-0, 69.18m) and Highlander Invitational (228-8, 69.69m) ... Became the first male athlete in ACC history to be named both Performer of the year and Freshman of the year in the same season ... Named Southeast Regional Men's Outdoor Field Performer of the Year ... ACC Men's Performer of the Week (Apr. 30).

2013 Indoor: Earned second team All-America honors in the weight throw with a 10th place finish at the NCAA Championship with a mark of 67-1 (20.46m) ... Finished second in the weight throw at the ACC Championship with a season-best mark of 69-4.75 (21.15m) to earn All-ACC honors ... Recorded a throw of 67-4.25 (20.53m) at the VT Elite Meet ... Captured the first win of his career at the VT Challenge with a throw of 66-5.75 (20.26m) ... Posted a mark of 65-4 (19.91m) in his first competition at the Hokie Invitational ... Finished no lower than second place in non-postseason competition in 2013.

Prior to Tech: Has won three Slovakian junior national titles and three youth national titles … Placed third in the 5kg hammer throw at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2009 … Was 12th in the 6kg hammer throw at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2010 … Won the hammer throw at the 2009 European Youth Olympic Festival.

Personal: Born on Feb. 9, 1992 in Nitra, Slovakia … Son of Bozena Kruzliakova … Has three siblings, Juraj, Kristina and Katarina … Major is human development.

Kruzliak's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
WT: 70-3.25 (21.42m) HT: 232-5 (70.84m)