Feb. 24, 2004
Dan Taylor, Sr., Ohio State
Taylor eclipsed his own collegiate record once again, narrowly missing the NCAA record in the weight throw by one centimeter. The senior's winning distance of 78-91/4 (24.01m) in the weight throw set Ohio State and French Field House records. In the shot put, Taylor recorded a season-best mark of 67-1.25 (20.45m). Last year's Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year has won every event he has competed in during the 2004 season.