2006 OUTDOOR: Was an all-conference performer in the discus throw with a seventh-place finish and a distance of 176'-4"... threw to third place and a personal best at the Mean Green Twilight in the discus with 185'-1"... had two second-place finishes at the UTEP Invite and the Wes Kittley Open with distances of 179'-6" and 178'-4", respectively, in the discus... took first at the UNLV Invite, throwing 170'-2"... had best shot put distance at the Big 12 Championships with a toss of 57'-0.75"... placed third with a throw of 55'-4.25" in the shot put at UTEP Invite.
2006 INDOOR: Threw the shot put in five meets this season ... went from a mark of 48"-11.5" at the UNM Invite to a season high of 53'-11.25" at the Wes Kittley Open ... ended the season throwing a 53'-10.25" at the Big 12 Championships.
2005 OUTDOOR: Broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 59'-2" at the ASU Relays ... effort in the shot put at the ASU Relays also produced a personal best and regional qualifying throw ... finished first at the ASU Relays in the discus with a regional qualifying throw of 171'-5"...totaled five regional qualifying throws during the season in the shot put, including a 56'-8" effort at the Drake Relays ... competed at the Midwest Regional in the discus with a throw of 169'-7".
2005 INDOOR: Set a career-best mark of 57'-0.75" in the shot put, the second-best throw in school history, at the Wes Kittley All-Comers ... marked a toss of 56'-10", the third-best mark in the record book, at the Wes Kittley Invite ... earned all-conference honors with an eighth-place finish and a throw of 56'-2.5" at the Big 12 Championships.
2004 OUTDOOR: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer ... regional qualifier in the shot put ... all-region in the shot put ... all-conference in the shot put ... finished eighth at Regionals with a throw of 58'-8.75" in the shot put ... threw 54'-9.50" at the Big 12 Championships for a seventh-place finish ... threw 54'-8.25" at the MJ Invitational for a third-place finish ... in the discus, finished sixth at the UTEP Invitational with a season-best throw of 165'-4" ... turned in an eighth-place finish at the ACU Open with a throw of 158'-2" ... threw 157'-7" at the MJ Invitational, finishing ninth.
2004 INDOOR: Competed in both the shot put and weight throw ... had a season-best shot put mark of 54'-11.25" at the Red Raider All-Comers, finishing in fourth ... finished in 11th at the Big 12 Championships with a mark of 53'-7.5" ... had a season-best throw at the Red Raider Invitational, 42'-3.25", an eighth-place finish.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2003 graduate of Lubbock Cooper High School in Lubbock, Texas ... was all-district three times as well as a two-time all-region honoree ... won district six times and regionals twice ... turned in silver finishes as a senior at the state meet in both the shot and discus ... also played basketball with a career high of 25 points in a game.
PERSONAL: Born 10-24-84 in Fort Stockton, Texas ... son of the late Mark and Patricia Kring ... has two siblings, Zack and Cooper ... majoring in human development and family studies.