Bryan Kolacz
Bryan Kolacz
State: New Hampshire
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brentwood, NH
High School: Exeter

Indoor Season (2008-09) Kolacz earned his first trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships, participating in the 35-lb weight throw. The native of Brentwood, N.H. posted a NCAA automatic qualifying throw of 18.50 meters to capture the New England Alliance/Little East Conference Championship at the University of Southern Maine. His performance at the conference championship was the third longest toss in the nation and set a new Keene State record. Kolacz also won the New England Division III Championship in the weight throw, while sitting atop the Little East Conference individual standings in the shot put (13.63 meters).

Outdoor Season (2009) Kolacz became just the 10th Keene State College student-athlete in men's track and field to capture a national championship, breaking the Don Drumm Stadium and school record with a throw of 61.48 meters at the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships hosted by Marietta College (Ohio). The All-American honoree is just the first field athlete in the program's history to stand atop the national podium since Paul Trocki won the decathlon in 1979. The native of Brentwood, N.H. entered the field as the top-seeded thrower in the hammer after setting the national standard at the New England Open Championship (1st, 60.17m). Kolacz swept each of the post season meets he entered in the hammer throw, adding the ECAC, New England Division III, New England Alliance, and Little East Conference Championship titles to his mantle. He was also named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association New England field athlete of the year. Kolacz was voted the 2008 rookie field athlete of the year by the conference coaches.

Made an immediate impact at KSC earning LEC indoor and outdoor field athlete of the years honors ... set the program's shot put record at the New England Division III championships with a toss of 46'-06.00"... sat atop the Alliance/LEC championship standings in the weight throw (15.40 meters), while winning the LEC championship and placing fourth in the New England Alliance in the shot put ... made his debut on the national scene in his rookie season, qualifying for the hammer throw event at the NCAA outdoor championships ... qualified for the meet with an Owl program record and season-high toss of 178'-06" at the New England Open Meet ... posted a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw at the New England Division III Championships and New England Open ... dominated the field events at the Alliance/LEC championships, winning the hammer (161'-02") and discus (146'-03"), while placing second in the shot put (45'-05.75") ... Bryan is a physical education major.