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Kole Weldon
Kole Weldon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksboro, Texas

High School:
Jacksboro

Last College:
Midwestern

Event:
Throws

Experience:
TR


01/06/2015

Tech Track & Field Begins Preparation For Indoor Season

The Red Raiders officially begin practice for the 2015 indoor season

06/12/2014

Pledger, White Advance to NCAA Finals

Le'Tristan Pledger and Cierra White sprint onward at NCAA Championships

06/11/2014

Kithuka, Carson Open NCAAs With All-America Showings

Kennedy Kithuka and Hannah Carson open NCAA Championships with Top-8 performances

06/10/2014

NCAA Championships Await Texas Tech

No. 9 Red Raiders, No. 15 Lady Raiders set for NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/10/2014

Weldon Named Regional Athlete of the Year

Junior Kole Weldon honored as Mountain Region Field Athlete of the Year

06/11/2012

Big 12 Indoor Championships

Photos from the 2012 Big 12 Indoor Championships

06/06/2012

2012 NCAA Championships Day 1

Photos from Day 1 at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

05/31/2012

Texas Tech Open - Jan. 13-14, 2012

Photos from the Texas Tech Open Indoor Meet on Jan. 13-14, 2012

05/13/2012

Big 12 Championships - Sunday

Photos from the final day of action at the 2012 Big 12 Championships in Manhattan, Kan.

Career Performance List

2014 OUTDOOR
Honorable mention All-American in both the shot put and discus after 18th and 21st-place finishes in the repsective events ... Became the first male athlete in school history to be named the High Point Scorer at the Big 12 Championships after logging runner-up finishes in the shot put (18.81m/61-8.50), discus (58.96m/193-5) and hammer (59.24m/194-4) ... Turned in an impressive performance at the NCAA West Preliminaries, placing sixth in the shot put (19.29m/63-3.50), and 11th in the discus (56.92m/186-9) ... Picked up two school records-- A 60.92m/199-10 launch at the Texas Tech Open to take the hammer school record, and a 19.67m(67'-6.50") shot put at the Texas Relays to pocket that record.

2014 INDOOR
Second team All-American in the shot put, finishing 11th, with a launch of 18.79m/61-7.75 ... Big 12 runner-up in both the shot put (19.80m/64-11.50), and the weight throw (19.94m/65-5.00) ... Won the shot put at three different meets and the wieght throw at two meets ... His season-best mark in the shot put was a 20.11m/65-11.75 at the UNMClassic, good enough for second place at the meet.

2013 OUTDOOR
All-America First Team in the shot put finishing third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene...became Tech's first outdoor All-American in the event...finished runner-up at the Big 12 Championships with a throw of 18.81-meters (61'-8.50")...Only athlete to earn All-Big 12 honors in the shot put, discus and hammer throw...recorded a season-best throw of 19.43-meters (63'-9.00") to finish first at the Aztec Invitational (3/16)...finished second at the NCAA Championship with a throw of 19.28-meters (63'-3.25")...finished first overall at five meets on the season in the shot put...also competed in the discus throw and the hammer throw...recorded a season-best throw of 58.02-meters (190'-4") in the discus to finish fourth at the Red Raider Open (4/25)...finished first overall in the discus at the Michael Johnson Classic (4/20) with a toss of 56.45-meters (185'-2.00")...recorded a season-best of 56.51-meters (185'-5.00") to finish fourth in the hammer throw.

2013 INDOOR
NCAA Runner-Up in the shot put...Tech's first All-American in the event...set a school record with a toss of 20.02-meters (65'-8.25") at the NCAA Championships to finish second overall in the competition...the performance capped off a remarkable season featuring seven of the top-9 throws in school history in the shot put...finished runner-up at the Big 12 Championships with a toss of 18.94-meters (62'-1.75")...recorded five throws of more than 60-feet on the season...finished first overall at the Arkansas Final Qualifier (3/1) as well as the Red Raider Open (2/2) and the Masked Rider Open (1/19)...also competed in the weight throw...recorded a season-best of 16.80-meters (55'-1.50") in the event to finish second at the Texas Tech Open (1/12).

2012 OUTDOOR
Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the discus throw as a freshman with a mark of 58.50-meters (191'-11") and fifth place finish at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, Texas...recorded the fourth-best shot put throw in school history to finish first at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open (5/5) with a mark of 18.10 (59'-4.75")...collected a total of seven top-five finishes in the shot put...recorded a season-best mark of 59.92 (196'-7.00") in the discus to finish second at the Texas Tech Open (4/14).

2012 INDOOR
Competed in the shot put and the weight throw...finished sixth in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships with a season-best mark of 17.79 meters (57'-8.50")...finished first overall at the Red Raider Open in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 17.20 meters (56'-5.25")...collected four top-five finishes in the shot put...collected three top-five finishes in the shot put.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Jacksboro High School... played football, basketball, and track.... Texas 2A state champion in the shot put ... Texas 2A All-State football... all-district basketball

MIDWESTERN:
Red-shirt in football

PERSONAL
Born Joshua Kole Weldon on March 25, 1992 ... son of Gail and Sadie Weldon...father and grandfather both played football for West Texas A&M ... grandfather, Jerry Logan, played in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts for 10 years ... has 3 siblings, Kort, 21, Kirk, 15, Kade, 12... hobbies and interests include going to the movies, swimming, working out, taking naps, and being competitive.

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