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Indoor Best at EWU
Weight Throw 66-1
Outdoor Best at EWU
Hammer Throw 213-8 • Discus 156-2
All-Big Sky Accolades: 2014 Indoor: Champion in Weight Throw. 2013 Outdoor: Hammer Throw, 2nd.2013 Indoor: Weight Throw, 2nd.
2012-13: Indoor: Arakawa launched a huge personal best of 65-4 in the weight throw at the BSC Indoor Championships, placing second. That mark sits second in school history only behind school record holder David Paul (68-8 1/2). His season best prior to the conference meet came at the UW Invitational, where he had a throw of 58-6. Outdoors: Arakawa erupted in the hammer throw, clearing the 200-foot mark five times during the season. He placed second at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 208-4. His personal-best mark of 213-8 came at the Duane Hartman Invitational, putting him second all-time at Eastern. He also had throws of 211-1 at the UNLV Randall Cunningham Invitational and 208-1 at the Al Manuel Invitational. Arakawa went on to compete at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, where he placed 21st with a throw of 201-11. He was named to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.
Arakawa threw a personal best of 59-5 3/4 in the weight throw at
the Idaho Vandal Indoor to rank eighth all-time at Eastern. He took
seventh at the Big Sky BSC Indoor Championships with a throw of
57-7 1/2. He was selected to the winter Big Sky All-Academic team.
2010-11: Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Arakawa made a quick impression as a freshman, with a season-high discus throw of 156-2 at the Duane Hartman Invitational. In the hammer throw, Arakawa hit a mark of 196-3, which was good for his personal best and the fifth spot all-time at Eastern. He also placed fourth in the hammer with a throw of 191-3 at the BSC Outdoor Championships and seventh in the discus (152-10). He advanced to the NCAA DI West Preliminary Round in the hammer and got off a throw of 193-11 to place 21st overall. He was selected to the spring Big Sky All-Academic team and the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. Arakawa competed at the USATF Junior Nationals in the 6K hammer, getting off a throw of 216-6 to place third and earn USATF Junior All-America Honors.
High School: Arakawa was a standout in the discus and hammer throw his senior year, placing third at the State 3A Championships in both events. He placed second in the hammer at the 2010 USATF National Junior Track and Field Championships with a throw of 213-7. His best marks during his time at Capital High School were in the discus (172-9) and hammer (218-3).
Personal: Biology major. Born 2/5/92 in Seattle, Wash. His parents are Russell and Kimberly Arakawa.