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Issar Yazhbin
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
City/State: Yavne, Israel
High School: Ginsburg


Personal Bests:
Indoors: 35-Pound Weight Throw, 61-5
Outdoors: Hammer Throw, 206-11

Honors:
Israeli 35-Pound Weight Throw Indoor National Record Holder; Big 12 Hammer Throw Champion (2004); Team Co-Captain (2006, 2007); Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2005, 2006); Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004, 2005; Spring 2004, 2005, 2006)

In the Husker Record Books:
Indoors: 35-Pound Weight Throw (9th)
Outdoors: Hammer Throw (2nd)

NCAA Championships:
2005 (O): Hammer Throw, 200-1 (15th)

Big 12 Championships:
2005 (I): 35-Pound Weight Throw, 60-11 1/4 (8th)
2005 (O): Hammer Throw, 206-11 (2nd)
2004 (O): Hammer Throw, 203-8 (1st)

2007: Issar Yazhbin qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second time in his career with a school-record and third-place toss of 207-7 at the NCAA Midwest Regional... placed 17th at the national meet with a throw of 202-7... was named a First-Team Academic All-American for his success on and off the track... graduated in May 2008 with a degree in biological systems engineering.

2006: Yazhbin redshirted both indoor and outdoor seasons while rehabbing a groin injury.

2005: Yazhbin improved his marks in both the weight and hammer throws as a sophomore... finished runner-up in the hammer throw at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a personal-best spin... took the lead on his last attempt before being passed on the next throw... finished 15th at the NCAA outdoor meet with a mark of 200-1... qualified for the national meet with a seventh-place finish (197-1) at the tough NCAA Midwest Regional... became the first Israeli athlete to surpass the 60-foot barrier in the 35-pound weight throw with a heave of 60-1 to open the indoor season at the Holiday Inn Invitational... claimed eighth place at the Big 12 indoor meet (60-11 1/4)... threw the weight a career-long 61-5 at the Iowa State Classic... won the hammer throw at the Nebraska Invite (204-10) and Doane Relays (193-5)... finished eighth at the Drake Relays (192-9)... placed eighth in the weight throw at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite (61-3), while finishing runner-up at the adidas Classic (59-8 1/2).

2004: Yazhbin won the Big 12 title in the hammer throw in his first year as a Husker with a mark of 203-8... collected first-place finishes in the hammer at the Jim Click Shootout (195-4), Emporia State Relays (197-5) and K.T. Woodman Classic (183-1)... placed sixth at the Midwest Regional after recording a toss of 202-3... qualified for regionals by spinning a season best of 204-1 at the Ward Haylett Invite... competed only once during the indoor season, recording a season-best throw of 52-3 3/4 in the weight throw at the Holiday Inn Invite.

High School: Served three years mandatory military service in the Israeli Air Force following graduation from Ginsburg... holds the junior/youth Israeli national records in the hammer... was a six-time junior/youth national champion in the hammer... also won the 2004 senior national championship... claimed five junior/youth national championships in the discus and two in the javelin.

Personal:
High school coach was Gregory Ruderman... major is biological systems engineering... parents are Yaakov and Haya Yazhbin... born Jan. 28, 1982.

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