Marcel Lomnicky

  • Marcel
  • Lomnicky

  • Event
    Throws
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School/Other
    Sport Grammar School Nitra
  • Hometown
    Nitra, Slovakia

2012 Indoor: Won the NCAA championship in the weight throw in his final competition for Virginia Tech with a throw of 72-3.75 (22.04m) ... Became a two-time national champion and won Tech's 11th individual national title in track & field ... Finished his career as a six-time All-American ... Threw an NCAA automatic qualifying and personal best mark of 75-7.5 (23.05m) to win the weight throw in his first competition of the season at the VT Elite Meet ... Named the men’s outstanding performer of the meet and the ACC Co-Performer of the Week on Feb. 7 ... Won his second career title in the weight throw at the ACC Championship (71-9.5, 21.88m), helping the Hokies sweep the event for the second year in a row.

2011 Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year ... Earned his third consecutive ACC hammer throw title, setting the school and all-time ACC record (248-10, 75.84m) … Entered the NCAA Championships as the top ranked hammer thrower in the nation … Finished second at the NCAA Championships, earning his fifth career All-America honor (237-4, 72.35m) … Won all his hammer throw competitions during the regular season … Was one of only two, along with teammate Alexander Ziegler, to throw past 70 meters all season ... Placed second in the hammer at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China in August with a throw of 242-5 (73.90m) ... Competed at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea in the hammer ... Finished 11th in his flight at the World Championships with a mark of 238-5 (72.68m).

2011 Indoor: Placed 14th in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships (64-7.25, 19.69m), earning second team All-America honors … Earned a silver medal at the ACC Championships in the weight throw with a season-best distance of 69-0 (21.03m) … Finished second in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Challenge (65-10.25, 20.07m).

2010 Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year … Set a then-school record in the hammer throw with a winning effort at the Florida Relays (245-6, 74.83m) … Earned All-American honors, finishing third at the NCAA Championships (232-10, 70.97m) … Earned a win at the Georgia Tech Invite (232-10, 70.97), placed third at the Jessie Owens Classic (233-6, 71.17m) and fourth at the NCAA East Regional (221-7, 67.54m).

2010 Indoor: Earned All-ACC honors in the weight throw with an NCAA qualifying mark of 69-0 (21.03m) … Took second place at the Hokie Invitational in the weight throw with a season-best distance of 69-8.25 (21.24m) … Finished 12th at the NCAA Championships (66-5.75, 20.26m).

2009 Outdoor: Won third hammer throw national title in Virginia Tech history with a first-place performance in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships … Tossed a season-best 235-6 at the meet … Became Tech’s first national champion since Spyridon Jullien captured the hammer throw title in 2006 … Won all five hammer throw competitions he competed in on the season … Captured the NCAA East Regional championship in the hammer throw with a throw of 232-5 … Took first in the hammer throw at the ACC Championships, with a throw of 232-1 … Threw 235-3 to place first in the hammer throw at the Texas Relays … Finished first in the Georgia Tech Invitational’s hammer throw with a toss of 233-6.

2009 Indoor: Joined the Hokies in January and earned All-America honors in the weight throw in his first collegiate season … Finished eighth in the event with a season-best toss of 68-10.50 at the NCAA Championships … Won the ACC Championship in the weight throw with a throw of 68-07 … Captured first place in the weight throw at the VT Elite Meet, earning a mark of 68-02.25.

High School: Owns the Slovakian junior record in the hammer throw with a mark of 238-5 … Placed third at the European U23 Championships in the hammer in 2007 … Won the bronze medal in the event at the World Junior Championships in 2006 in Beijing … Named Slovak Best Athlete of the year in 2007 and 2008.

Personal: Born July 6, 1987 in Nitra, Slovakia ... Son of Viera Lomnicka ... Has one sister, Nikola Lomnicka, who won a national title in the hammer throw in 2010 at the University of Georgia … Majoring in business management.

Lomnicky's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
WT: 75-7.5 (23.05m) HT: 248-10 (75.84m)-SR

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