Cal Widener
Cal Widener
Year: SO/SO
Hometown: Elmhurst, Ill.
Position: Throws
Last School: York Community HS
Experience: HS

2018 Outdoor

  • Finished seventh in discus at OVC Championships in personal best 44.68m
  • Placed 13th in hammer at OVC Championships in 42.84m
  • Also competed at OVC Championships in shot put but did not mark
  • Set shot put personal and season best 15.86 to take second at APSU Governors Invitational

2017-18 Indoor

  • Finished eighth in shot put at OVC Championships in 15.59m
  • Placed 10th in weight at OVC Championships in personal best 15.14m
  • Set shot put season best 15.70m to take fourth in Belmont debut at Vanderbilt Opener

Prior to Belmont

Prepped at York Community High under head coach Charlie Kern ... Honored as both all-conference athlete and academic all-conference ... Also played football, baseball and wrestled at York Community.


Born Dec. 9, 1998 ... Son of Paul and Gerry Widener ... Lists David Storl among favorite athletes ... Greatest sports thrill was first throw surpassing 50 feet in the shot put ... Plans to major in sport administration at Belmont.

Personal Records

Shot put (Indoor): 15.70m
Shot put (Outdoor): 15.86m
Hammer: 43.35m
Weight: 15.14m
Discus: 44.68m