NU Track and Field BIO
Issar Yazhbin
Player Profile:
Issar Yazhbin 6085
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

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.

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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