Dan Sullivan
Dan  Sullivan

Hometown:
North Hampton, N.H.

High School:
St. John's Prep

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
08/15/1995

Experience:
Sr./Sr.


On Sullivan: Veteran member of the Villanova throwing group who has made consistent progress each year ... Six-time scorer at the BIG EAST Championships, including five times in the shot put and once in the discus ... His personal best mark of 15.29 meters in the shot put came during the 2016 spring season ... Consistent performer who is poised for another successful year of competition.

2016 Outdoor: Scored in both the shot put and the discus at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in sixth in the shot put with a throw of 14.55 meters and placed eighth in the discus with a mark of 38.44 meters ... Competed at the Penn Relays and recorded a distance of 14.90 meters in the college section of the shot put ... Registered a personal best throw of 15.29 meters in the shot put and finished in fifth place at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Also threw the discus for 32.87 meters and was seventh in the event at the Sam Howell meet ... Registered marks of 14.60 meters in the shot put and 31.74 meters in the discus at the Princeton Outdoor Invite ... At the season-opening Penn Challenge, finished eighth in the shot put (14.11m) and registered a throw of 35.56 meters in the discus ... Competed in the unseeded sections of both throwing events at the Colonial Relays, where he recorded distances of 13.83 meters in the shot put and 35.20 meters in the discus.

2015-16 Indoor: Competed at a total of eight different meets in the shot put ... Tallied the best mark of his collegiate career at the BIG EAST Championships, where he threw for a distance of 15.11 meters and scored team points with a fourth place finish ... Cleared 15 meters for the first time in his collegiate career and also notched his highest ever finish at the conference meet ... Surpassed 14 meters on three other occasions earlier in the year ... Finished 18th at the Great Dane Classic with a mark of 14.25 meters, came in seventh at the Gotham Cup (14.12m) and was fourth at the Covert Classic (14.11m) ... Opened the season by finishing second at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (13.62m) ... Came in sixth at the Villanova Open (13.73m), finished 14th at the Villanova Invitational (13.64m) and was 16th at the FastTrack National Invite (13.56m).

2015 Outdoor: Threw both the discus and the shot put at each of the six meets he competed in during the season ... Scored in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish and also produced a season-best mark of 14.68 meters ... Added a 10th place finish in the discus with a throw of 30.08 meters at the conference meet ... His top mark of the season in the discus was 39.57 meters at the Delaware Open ... Notched first place finishes in both the discus and the shot put (13.62m) at that meet ... Opened the season by finishing 10th in the shot put (12.87m) and 14th in the discus (37.03m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Placed fifth in the shot put (13.99m) and 18th in the discus (36.10m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Finished fifth in the university section of the shot put (13.25m) and was seventh in the discus (37.81m) at the Colonial Relays ... Runner-up in the shot put (13.72m) and was third in the discus (37.09m) at the Delaware Classic.

2014-15 Indoor: Registered a sixth place finish in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships to score team points in the event and help Villanova successfully defend its team title at the meet ... His throw of 13.52 meters at the conference meet was the best indoor mark of his collegiate career ... His top mark of the season prior to the BIG EAST Championships was a distance of 13.50 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he came in third ... Also surpassed 13 meters (13.32m) at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... Runner-up at the Widener Field Meet (12.95m) and came in sixth at the McElligott Invitational (12.81m) ... Registered marks of 12.69 meters at the Gotham Cup and 12.08 meters at the Metro Team Challenge.

2014 Outdoor: Competed in both the shot put and the discus at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded season-best distances in both throws at the conference meet ... Placed eighth in the shot put with a mark of 13.61 meters and was ninth in the discus with a throw of 37.81 meters ... Competed six times in the shot put and five times in the discus during the season ... Came in first in the shot put (13.29m) at the Delaware Open ... Opened the season with an eighth place finish in the shot put at the Philadelphia College Classic (13.00m), while also coming in seventh at the Colonial Relays (12.99m), 11th at the Danny Curran Invitational (12.25m) and second at the Delaware Classic (11.79m) ... Recorded a distance of 36.49 meters and came in fifth in the discus at the Delaware Classic ... Runner-up in the discus (36.06m) at the Delaware Open ... Finished in 14th place at the Colonial Relays (36.14m) ... Came in 19th at the Danny Curran Invitational (35.93m).

2013-14 Indoor: Competed three times in the shot put and twice in the weight throw during the season ... Finished in 10th place in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a mark of 11.84 meters ... Also came in sixth at the Rutgers Invite (12.68m) and seventh at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (12.18m) ... Also came in 12th in the weight throw at the season-opening Jack Pyrah meet with a distance of 11.13 meters ... Came in 10th in the weight throw at Rutgers (9.45m).

St. John's Preparatory School: Placed fifth in the shot put and ninth in the discus at the 2013 Massachusetts Eastern Division I Outdoor Championships ... Team captain as a senior.

Personal: Born 8/15/95 ... One of three children of Raymond and Kristine Sullivan ... Has a sister, Caroline, and a brother, Michael ... Majoring in Computer Science.

PERSONAL BESTS

Weight Throw              11.13 Meters                2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
Shot Put                  15.29 Meters                2016 Sam Howell Invitational

Discus (high school) 42.42 Meters High School
Discus (college) 39.57 Meters 2015 Delaware Open
* high school discus uses a lighter implement

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                            2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16

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