Roderick Bolden
Roderick Bolden
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
High School: College
Previous School: South Georgia State
Event: Throws

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Raced in six regular-season meets and the Peach Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Finished 11th in the discus at the PBC Championships … Top finish came at the Cougar Invite in the discus throw with a distance of 39.76m … Set personal best records in shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin … Had 10 top-five finishes, 14 top-10 places, and 20 top-20 finishes.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Competed in five meets on the year…Took second in the Paine/GRU Open with an 11.48m in shot put… Took seventh in the Peach Belt Conference Championships with a distance of 37.80m in discus throw and ninth in the shot put with 11.93m... Took fifth at the Blue Shoes Collegiate Track and Field Meet with a 31.30m in the hammer throw… At the High Point VertKlasse Meeting, posted college best in javelin at 37.62m. 

AT SOUTH GEORGIA: Attended South Georgia State College in Douglas, Ga., from 2012-13.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga., in 2012…Lettered in track and field and earned second place at regionals in 2011…Made the top 10 at the GHSA State Meet…Most Improved Athlete in 2011-2012.

PERSONAL: Son to Roderick Bolden Sr. and Angelia Wyatt-Bolden…Born on January 5. 1994 in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla…Majoring in business information systems and technology…Enjoys watching TV with friends and working out…Career goals are to open a track and field throwing facility and goals at GRU are to make a name for himself…Favorite food is sesame chicken…He admires Jonathan Ogden most and Yohan Blake is his favorite athlete…Favorite TV show is “Bones”, “Teen Wolf”, and “The Game”…Likes playing football when he’s not with track and field.