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Alex Telma
Alex  Telma

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Priory School

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
12/03/1999

Experience:
Fr./Fr.

On Telma: Newcomer to the Villanova throwing group this season who will primarily compete in the shot put ... Has the potential to grow with collegiate experience and become a contributor to the team in meets throughout the year.

2017-18 Indoor: Competed three times in the shot put ... Tallied an 11th place finish at the BIG EAST Championships with a mark of 12.64 meters ... Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and threw for a season-best distance of 12.92 meters ... Came in 13th at the Villanova Invitational with a throw of 12.04 meters.

St. Louis Priory School:
Earned four varsity letters in track & field and one in wrestling ... Two-time sectional winner and state qualifier in the discus in 2015 and 2016 ... Two-time sectional qualifier in the javelin in 2016 and 2017 ... District qualifier in wrestling ... Owns personal best marks of 5.93 meters in the long jump, 13.92 meters in the shot put, 33.60 meters in the javelin and 41.61 meters in the discus ... Tallied 31 wins in his first season of wrestling ... Winner of the Marvin G Lindmark History Award (2013-14), the Fr. Michael Brunner Award (2015-16) and the St. Michael's College Book Award (2015-16).

Personal: Born 12/3/99 in Warsaw, Poland ... One of four children of Tomasz and Ann Telma ... Siblings are Kate (22), Caroline (20) and Nick (14) ... Sister, Kate, was a collegiate fencer at Brown and Caroline is a swimmer at Stevens Tech ... Hobbies include weightlifting, watching sports, reading and hiking ... Chose to attend Villanova for its academic reputation, the sense of community on campus and the strong athletic programs ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL BESTS

Long Jump                    5.93 Meters                High School
Shot Put (high school) 13.92 Meters High School
Shot Put (college) 13.83 Meters 2018 Temple Owls Invite
* high school shot put uses a lighter implement
Discus 41.61 Meters High School
Javelin 33.60 Meters High School

Schedule