|PREV. SCHOOL||Cedar Grove HS|
2017 OVC Indoor Weight Throw Champion
Shot Put - Indoors: 13.24m - 43'5.25" (OVC Indoor Championship, 2017)
Shot Put - Outdoors: 13.78m - 36'2.75" (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2017)
Discus - Outdoors: 41.64m - 136'7" (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2016)
Hammer Throw - Outdoors: 49.98m - 164'0" (Georgia Tech Invitational, 2017)
Weight Throw - Indoors: 18.55m - 60'10.5" (OVC Indoor Championship, 2017)
As a Redshirt Sophomore, 2016-17 season: Ohio Valley Conference indoor weight throw champion… Threw in seven indoor meets and five outdoor meets as a redshirt sophomore… Named OVC Co-Track Athlete of the Week on Feb. 15… Took first in the weight throw at the Ed Temple Classic during the indoor season with a toss of 16.56m (54’4”)… Won the shot put and took second in the weight throw at the MTSU Invitational… At the OVC Indoor Championship, won the weight throw with a career best distance of 18.55m (60’10.5”) and placed seventh in the shot put with a season-best mark of 13.24m (43’5.25’)… Took sixth in the hammer throw at the North Florida Invitational at second outdoor meet with a mark of 48.98m (160’8”)… Finished with a season-best weight throw distance of 49.98m (164’0”) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… Set a new personal record in the shot put at the OVC Outdoor Championship with a mark of 13.78m (45’2.5”) for sixth place and picked up a 15th place distance of 36.51m (119’9”) in the discus.
As a Redshirt Freshman, 2015-16 season: Competed in seven indoor meets and six outdoor meets… Placed second in the weight throw and third in the shot put at the Ed Temple Classic… Posted a season-best weight throw distance (16.58m – 54’4.75”) at the Samford Open… At the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship, had a personal best shot put distance (11.65m – 38’2.75”) to take 13th and placed 12th in the weight throw (15.30m)… During outdoor season, had a hammer throw distance of 48.59m (159’5”) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… Excelled at the OVC Outdoor Championship, capturing fifth in the hammer (48.46m), seventh in the discus (41.64m) and 15th in the shot put (10.45m).
As a Freshman, 2014-15 season: Did not compete in a meet for TSU.
Cedar Grove HS: Competed in track and field, basketball and soccer at Cedar Grove in Georgia... Won State Championship in 2013... Crowned regional champion in discus... Ranked second in the state for discus in Georgia in 2013 and fourth for the shot put... Ranked second in the state for discus again in 2014... Named MVP for field events in 2013 and 2014.
Major: Exercise Science
Daughter of: Dainty Thompson and Merrick Gordon
Birthday: November 3