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Ryan Ackman
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grove City, Minn.
High School: Litchfield High School


Two Career Wins

- Discus: 141 feet, 7 inches
(4/29/2011 USF Invitational)
- Weight Throw: 55 feet, 9.75 inches (2/17/2012 John Dalton Meet)

Placed sixth overall in the weight throw at the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships with his indoor season team-best mark of 56 feet, 5.75 inches (3/1) ... posted an outdoor season-best mark of 146-0 in the discus throw at the Nebraska Quad (4/12) ... tallied an outdoor season-best mark of 176-0 in the hammer throw at the USD Snowbird (4/5) ... at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Ackman posted a pair of ninth-place finishes (144-11 discus throw, 167-9 hammer throw) (5/17)

Indoor season-best weight throw took place at the Thundering Herd Classic with a distance of 52’ 6.00” (2/1) … outdoor season-best shot put came at the The Duals with a distance of 39’ 3.75” (4/6) … placed second in the hammer throw at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays with a outdoor season-best throw of 172’ 9.00” (5/3) … at The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Ackman posted a outdoor season-best distance in the discus with a mark of 153’ 3.00” (5/10)

Best indoor shot put came at the Summit League Indoor Championships with a throw of 46 feet, 2 inches (2/24) ... in the weight throw won the John Dalton Meet with a distance of 55 feet, 9.75 inches (2/17) ... had a discus throw of 156 feet, 9 inches at the Summit League Outdoor Championships (5/10) ... at the USF Relays, Ackman posted a outdoor season best hammer throw with a distance of 172 feet, 11 inches (5/5)

Had a weight throw of 51 feet, 6.25 inches at the Bison Open (2/4) ... best shot put of the indoor season came at the USD Twilight with a distance of 43 feet, 7 inches (2/18) ... won the discus with a distance of 141 feet, 7 inches at the USF Invitational (4/29) ... best discus of the outdoor season came at the Howard Wood Relays with a throw of 146 feet, 9 inches (5/8) ... best hammer throw of 171 feet, 5 inches occured at the Summit League Championships (5/12)



Before SDSU
Three-time Wright County Conference champion in the discus throw ... two-time Minnesota all-state in discus ... 2009 Hamline Elite Meet discus champion and runner-up in 2008 ... runner-up in the discus at the Minnesota state meet in 2009 ... placed eighth in the discus at the state meet in 2007 ...best high school discus throw was 171 feet six inches ... sister is former SDSU thrower and two-time NCAA Championships qualifier Sara Ackman