Joe Paradiso
    Joe Paradiso


    Geneseo, Ill.

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    Updated Aug. 31, 2010

    2009-10: NCAA Regional qualifier in the shot put and hammer throw...Captured the shot put title at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 57-09.75 (17.62m)...Named all-Missouri Valley Conference in the shot put for the indoor season and the shot put and hammer throw in outdoor competition...Collected twelve top five finishes during the indoor and outdoor seasons...Nearly missed capturing two conference titles at the MVC Outdoor Championships after finishing second in the hammer throw to fellow Saluki J.C. Lambert...Reached the No. 5 spot in longest hammer throws in SIU history after his 198-04 (60.46m) toss at the conference meet...Won the shot put at the McDonald's Invitational with a throw of 55-10.25 (17.02m).

    2008-09: NCAA Regional Qualifier in the shot put and hammer throw...All-Missouri Valley Conference in the hammer throw and shot put...Placed two hammer throws on SIU's all-time Top 10 list...His best was 196-01 when he won the SIU Spring Classic, which ranks fifth in school history...Second Top 10 throw in SIU history came at the SIUE Twilight with a mark of 192-05, which won him the event...Had eight finishes in the Top four and won two events with his two best hammer throws during the outdoor season....Finished second in the weight throw at the MVC Indoor Championships with a toss of 60-08.50...Recorded nine Top five finishes in the indoor season and won the SASF Invitational with his weight throw of 60-06.40.

    2007-08: 2008 MVC Scholar-Athlete...Competed in two indoor meets and five outdoor meets in 2007-08...Finished third in the weight throw with a career indoor best of 56-04.75...Set a career-best in the indoor shot put with a 49-01 mark...Collected eight top-10 finishes in outdoor competition...Achieved a career-best with a throw of 184-02 in the hammer...Best finish was fifth at both the Ole Miss Invitational and 2008 MVC Outdoor Championships.

    2006-07: Threw in six indoor and seven outdoor meets in 2007...Recorded 11 Top 10 finishes...Earned eighth in the indoor shot and seventh in the outdoor shot at the MVC Championships.

    High School: Attended Geneseo High School, where he won a conference title and earned all-area honors as a junior...As a senior in 2005, he was named all-conference and all-area, while making a trip to state.

    Personal: Majors in radiological sciences...Born June 20, 1988...Son of Nicholas and Bridget Paradiso.