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Daniel Timko
Daniel  Timko

Hometown:
Shillington, Pa.

High School:
Governor Mifflin

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
03/07/1997

Experience:
Jr./Jr.

On Timko: Versatile member of the Villanova throwing group ... Top event is the shot put, in which he was a BIG EAST scorer indoors last season ... Has shown plenty of potential in his first two collegiate seasons and is capable of being a consistent contributor in meets throughout the season.

2017 Outdoor: Competed four times in the shot put and once in the hammer during the season ... Registered a mark of 12.32 meters in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships to finish in 10th place ... Top mark of the season in the shot put was 13.00 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational, where he finished 16th ... Opened the outdoor season with a throw of 12.16 meters at the Penn Challenge ... Recorded marks of 11.90 meters in the university section of the shot put and 29.38 meters in the hammer at the Colonial Relays.

2016-17 Indoor: Competed in both the shot put and the weight throw during the season ... Scored a team point at the BIG EAST Championships by finishing eighth in the shot put with a throw of 13.38 meters ... Also came in 10th at the conference meet with a mark of 11.30 meters in the weight throw ... His mark of 13.39 meters in the shot put at the FastTrack National Invitational was a collegiate personalbest ... Opened the season by finishing fifth in the shot put (12.97m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Had a personal best mark of 12.41 meters in the weight throw at the Villanova Open ... Posted marks of 12.94 meters in the shot put and 11.82 meters in the weight throw at the Villanova Invitational ... Threw for a distance of 13.25 meters in the shot put at the Gotham Cup.

2016 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put and the javelin at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed 10th in the javelin with a throw of 40.96 meters and finished 11th in the shot put with a mark of 12.23 meters ... Had a season-best throw of 12.69 meters in the shot put at the Sam Howell Invitational, where he finished in ninth place ... Opened the season at the Penn Challenge, where he registered marks of 11.69 meters in the shot put and 34.60 meters in the discus ... Tallied a throw of 12.31 meters in the unseeded section of the shot put at the Colonial Relays ... Threw the shot put for a distance of 12.26 meters at the Lions Invitational.

2015-16 Indoor: 
Made his collegiate debut by competing six times in the shot put and twice in the weight throw ... Threw the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships and finished 12th with a distance of 12.40 meters ... Produced a season best shot put throw of 12.83 meters in an 11th place finish at the Covert Classic ... Followed that performance with a mark of 12.78 meters and a 16th place showing at the Villanova Invitational ... Tallied distances of 12.71 meters at the Great Dane Classic and 12.50 meters at the FastTrack National Invite ... Began the season by finishing third in the weight throw with a distance of 11.10 meters and fifth in the shot put (12.55m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed 15th in the weight throw at the Villanova Open, where he threw for 10.36 meters.

Governor Mifflin High School:
Earned three varsity letters in track & field as a thrower and was a team captain ... Also earned four varsity letters as a center for the ice hockey team and two letters as a tackle and team captain on the football team ... The track & field team won the division championship his sophomore year ... As a senior was an all-division selection and an all-county honorable mention performer ... Helped lead the football team to three straight county championships from his sophomore through senior seasons and garnered all-county honorable mention honors at tackle as a senior ... Was named to the county's all-academic team for football as a junior and a senior ... Member of the ice hockey team that won a county championship his sophomore year ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years ... Member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 3/7/97 in Shillington, Pa. ... One of three children of John and Ruth Timko ... Has an older sister, Kelly (25) and a younger stepbrother, Joseph Good (13) ... Both parents are Villanova alums ... Grandfather and uncle played college football at Temple ... Grandfather was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1949, while his uncle played both football and basketball for Temple ... Hobbies include playing piano, singing, weightlifting and video editing ... Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity to be a Division I student-athlete and for the school's excellent academic reputation ... Economics major.

PERSONAL BESTS

Weight Throw                12.41 Meters             2017 Villanova Open

Shot Put (high school) 16.01 Meters High School
Shot Put (college) 13.39 Meters 2017 FastTrack National Invitational
* high school shot put uses a lighter implement
Discus (high school) 43.20 Meters High School
Discus (college) 34.60 Meters 2016 Penn Challenge
* high school discus uses a lighter implement

Hammer 29.38 Meters 2017 Colonial Relays
Javelin 40.96 Meters 2016 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                           2015-16

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