At Charlotte -
2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore. after finishing 11th in the discus (179’10) at the NCAA East Preliminary Championship … Set a school record in the discus with a toss of 186’3 at the Charlotte Invitational … Named Most Outstanding Male Performer for his wins in the shot put (57’08.25) and discus (181’03) at the Atlantic 10 Championships. Indoor: Won the shot put at the Atlantic 10 Championship and set a conference and school record with a toss of 60’10.5…Had a team-best toss in the weight throw (58’6) at the Hokie Invitational where he finished fourth.
2012 - Redshirted.
2011 - Outdoor: Won the discus (177'06) at the Clemson Tiger Qualifier ... Won the discus (55.73m) and the shot put (17.97m) at the Charlotte Invitational ... Tossed a school-record 60'0.5 in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminaries to qualify for NCAA Finals ... Advanced to NCAA Finals in both the shot put and discus ... Won the shot put and the discus with conference record throws of 17.88m and 55.73m, respectively, at the A10 Championship ... Indoor: Second in the shot put (54'3.75) and seventh in the weight throw (54'10.5) at the A10 Championship.
2010 - Outdoor: Earned trip to NCAA East Preliminary Round in the shot put and discus throw ... Set meet record en route to the ACC title in the shot put, launching 56-02.75 ... Claimed second place in the discus throw at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... Threw 168-09 to break school record in the discus at the Winthrop Invitational, finishing second ... Tossed top 49er shot put mark on the season of 56-08.75 at Charlotte Invite ... Indoor: Broke school record in the shot put with toss of 57-09 at the Virginia Tech Invite ... Won A-10 crown in the shot put with mark of 55-10.50 ... Scored points for the Niners at the conference meet with seventh-place showing in the weight throw.
2009 - Outdoor: Qualified for USATF Junior Nationals in shot put...Took third place in discus throw at A-10 Championship (163-03)...Twice Named A-10 Rookie of the Week ...Finished in sixth place in shot put at A-10 Championship (48-00.75) ... Indoor: Runner-up at A-10 Championship in shot put (52-03.25).
Prep: North Carolina state champion in the discus in 2007 and 2008 and the shot put in 2008 as well as 2007 and 2008 Indoor ... School record holder in the shot put and discus ... Co-captain during his senior season ... Also played football where he was a two-time All-Conference Defensive End and was co-captain during his senior season ... Earned academic honors.
Personal: Son of Missy and Billy Deaton ... Earth Sciences major ... Born June 26, 1990.