2012-13 Field Man of the Year

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Cornellian Stephen Mozia (Hackensack, N.J.) was a two-time All-American this year and has thrown implements further than some Olympic medalists during their Ivy League career.  In the indoor shot put, Mozia threw 65-3 1/4 which is the second furthest throw in conference history (almost 2 feet further than Olympic gold medalist Adam Nelson (Dartmouth ’97)).  He would later finish 11th in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.  At the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, he placed in the top 8 in both the discus (6th – 197-11) and shot put (8th – 61-6 1/4).  He also threw the third furthest distance in the outdoor shot put, 63-0.  Mozia defended his outdoor shot put title, and also placed 2nd in the indoor shot put, 2nd in the weight throw, 4th in the discus, and 5th in the hammer throw at Heps.  Mozia won his first Penn Relays watch in April, breaking a 30 year drought for an Ivy Leaguer at this carnival.  He has already made a lot of progress in each of the throwing events since his freshman year, so we will not be surprised when he does shatter one or two of the throwing records in the next two years.

Honorable mentions:

Harvard’s Nico Weiler (Stuttgart, Germany) for resetting the indoor pole vault record en route to claiming the indoor Heps title, 17-7 3/4.  Weiler also swept the 2013 pole vault titles and won a total of 5 pole vault titles during his undergraduate career.

Cornell’s Montez Blair (Erial, N.J.) cleared some of the highest high jump heights in conference history en route to Indoor All-America status and winning his first two conference high jumping titles.  He cleared 7-5 3/4 during the indoor season, which is the second highest clearance in conference history.

Mozia photo by Doug Austin

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