Indoor: Came in sixth in the shot put at the Middle Tennessee Classic with a toss of 37-0 (11.28m)...Placed seventh in the shot put (37-11 [11.56m]) and fifth in the weight throw (34-10 [10.62m]) at the Blue Raider Invitational... Finished eighth in the shot put throwing 38-5 (11.71m) at the MT Valentine Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed ninth overall in the hammer throw with a toss of 106-0 (32.31m), 10th in the discus throwing 108-4 (33.03m), and 13th in the shot put recording a mark of 36-1.25 (11.01m) at the Boston-Moon Classic...Finished 12th in the shot put with a throw of 38-9.75 (11.83m), 15th in the discus tossing 114-10 (35.01m), and 17th in the hammer (90-6[27.58m]) at the Georgia Relays...Came in 15th in the shot put with a mark of 37-0.25 (11.28m) at the Sun Belt Championships as well as placing 16th in the javelin (133-7[40.72m]), 17th in the discus (116-2[35.41m]), and 20th in the hammer (95-1[28.98m]).
High School: Attended Ooltewah High School, Ooltewah TN...Lettered football and track and field...Coached by Beamy Monroe...Threw a personal best 145 feet discus...Member of Beta Club and National Honor Society.
Personal: Derrick Cruther Jr...Son of Deborah Menefee...Born March 3, 1990...Majoring in Biology