Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: Indoor School Record Holder (Shot Put - 2015)...Indoor All-ACC (Shot Put - 2014, 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC (Shot Put - 2013, 2014, 2015)...NCAA East First Round Participant (Shot Put - 2013, 2014, 2015, Discus - 2013, 2014, 2015)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013)
2014-15: Indoors, served as Duke’s top thrower in both the shot put and the weight throw…excelled in the shot put, highlighted by breaking his own school record with a throw of 59-7.00 (18.16) to claim third at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/28)…earned All-ACC first team honors for his performance at the conference meet…won the shot put twice, taking first at both the VT Challenge (2/21) and the Carolina Cup…earned two more top-three finishes, placing second at the Armory Invitational (1/30), launching the implement 58-5.25 (17.81), and third at the Hokie Invitational (1/24) with a throw of 58-9.25 (17.91)…competed twice in the weight throw, tossing a season-best distance 50-6.75 (15.41) to finish 22nd at the Hokie Invitational (1/23)…captured sixth at the Carolina Cup with a mark of 48-11.50 (14.92)…Outdoors, led Duke in both the shot put and the discus…earned a spot on the All-ACC second team after placing fourth in the shot put at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/15) with a throw of 59-8.50 (18.20), the third-farthest mark in school history…placed 22nd at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (5/30), tossing the implement 58-6.75 (17.85)…finished the outdoor season with six top-three performances in the shot put, including wins at the Carolina Relays (3/20), VertKlasse Meeting (4/3), Duke Invitational (4/11), and Georgia Tech Invite (4/17)…placed second at the Duke Twilight (5/7) while coming in third at the Raleigh Relays…in the discus, qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round (5/29) and took 42nd with a throw of 166-6 (50.75)…finished 11th at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a 167-1 (50.94) showing…produced a season-best mark of 175-3 (53.43) to claim second at the VertKlasse Meeting…also took runner-up honors at the Duke Invitational (4/11), Georgia Tech Invite (4/18) and Duke Twilight (5/6)…opened the season with a victory at the Carolina Relays, winning the discus competition with a throw of 165-8 (50.50).
2013-14: Indoors, Duke’s school record holder in the shot put with a mark of 59-4.25 (18.08)…earned All-ACC honors with a second-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships (3/1) in the shot put…won the Joe Hilton Invitational (1/18), Dick Taylor Challenge (1/24) and the Hilton Garden Innvitational (1/31)…Outdoors, qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the discus and the shot put, where he finished 36th in the discus with a mark of 168-10 (51.47) and 44th in the shot put with a distance of 54-1.25 (16.49)…posted a season-best shot put mark of 57-7.75 (15.57) to place second at the Virginia Challenge (5/10)…placed sixth in the shot put at the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/18) with a distance of 54-7.25 (16.64)…earned an 11th-place finish in the discus at the ACC Outdoor Championships, sending the discus 159-3 (48.55)…garnered first-place finishes in the shot put at the Carolina Relays (3/21) and the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12)…qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round meet in the discus and the shot put.
2012-13: Indoors, Duke’s top performer in the men’s shot put…earned a personal record mark of 55-7.75 (16.96) to finish fifth at the Virginia Tech Elite…finished seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships in the event with his best throw measuring 54-3.75 (16.55)…ranks fifth on Duke’s All-Time list…Outdoors, qualified for the NCAA East First Round in the shot put and discus where he finished 25th in the shot put with a mark of 55-8.50 (16.98) and 19th in the discus with his best throw measuring 169-11 (51.80)…earned All-ACC honors in the men’s shot put with a third place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships with his best throw measuring 57-9.50 (17.61)…earned first place finishes in the event at the Duke Invitational (4/6), Joe Hilton invitational (4/13) and the Virginia Challenge (5/11)…ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time list in the shot and third in the discus…threw a personal-best mark in the discus with a throw of 176-4 (53.74) at the Duke Twilight.
2011-12: Did not compete during the 2011-12 season.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterwinner at Jesuit...placed second in the shot put at the California state indoor meet as a senior, registering a toss of 62-2.5...won league and sectional titles in both shot put and discus his final year...took fifth in shot put and sixth in discus at the outdoor state meet as a senior...helped lead Jesuit to a state title his junior year, finishing fourth in the outdoor shot put...also lettered two years in football as a tight end and defensive end.
Personal: Son of Steve and Mary Boals...born Oct. 14, 1992...has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Caroline...father, Steve, competed in track and field at the U.S. Naval Academy...mother, Mary, competed in track and field at UC Santa Barbara...cousin rows crew at the University of San Diego.