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Kristin Heaston

Kristin Heaston

Event: Shot Put
Height: 6-0
Weight: 275
PR: SP - 18.74m/61-5.75 (2007); DT - 55.50m/182-1 (1998)
Born: 11/23/1975
Current Residence: Opelika, Ala.
Hometown:
High School: Ygnacio Valley HS (Calif.) '93
College: Florida '98; California-Berkeley '99
Coach: Jerry Clayton
Agent: Jeff Hartwig
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Heaston qualified for her second Olympic team with her runner-up performance at the 2008 Olympic Trials…In 2007, she claimed her third USA Outdoor title with a personal-best throw of 18.74m/61-5.75...won her second USA Outdoor title in 2005 with a personal-best 18.68m/61-3.5, and competed in the qualifying round at the World Outdoors... she was the first woman to throw in the qualifying round of the 2004 Olympic Games SP at Ancient Olympia, making her the first woman ever to compete at Olympia…after her first throw of 16.41m/53-10.75, she fouled in her second attempt before posting her best throw of 17.17m/56-4, short of the automatic qualifying mark of 18.50m/60-8.5. “It’s just exciting to be here and be part of it. Who knows when there will be another woman competing here, or another competition? It’s just awesome.” … a standout at the University of Florida, Heaston transferred to Cal-Berkeley her junior season when she found out that her father was suffering from brain cancer…the elder Heaston was the men’s water polo coach at Cal-Berkeley…he died in July of 1999…a five-time All-American, Heaston now focuses solely on the shot put.
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (17.88m/58-8)...6th at Reebok Grand Prix (17.37m/57-0).
2008: 23rd in qualifying at Olympic Games (17.34m/56-10.75)…Olympic Trials runner-up (18.34m/60-2)…3rd at Belem (18.36m/60-3)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 18.36m/60-3.
2007: USA Outdoor champion (18.74m/61-5.75PR)...5th at Pan Am Games (17.88m/58-8)…10th in qual. at World Outdoors (17.40m/57-1)...1st at Pepsi Florida Relays (18.55m/60-10.5)…2nd at Modesto Relays (18.23m/59-9.75)…3rd at Turin (18.18m/59-7.75)…ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 18.74m/61-5.75.
2006: USA Indoor runner-up (18.24m/59-10.25)…4th at USA Outdoors (18.06m/59-3)…3rd at Zagreb (17.16m/56-3.75)…7th at World Athletics Final (17.51m/57-5.5)…ranked #3 in the U.S. byT&FN…best of 18.24m/59-10.25i.
2005: USA Outdoor champion (18.68m/61-3.5PR)...9th in Group A Semifinals at World Outdoor Championships (17.53m/57-6.25)...1st at Payton Jordan US Open (18.55m/60-10.5)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 18.68m/61-3.5.
2004: 12th in Group B at Olympic Games (17.17m/56-4)...Olympic Trials runner-up (18.10m/59-4.75)...USA Indoor runner-up (17.81m/58-5.25i)...9th in semifinals at World Indoors (17.86m/58-7.25)...1st at Westwood (18.56/60-10.75PR)...1st at Tucson (18.40m/60-4.5)...1st at Stanford (18.15/59-6.75)...2nd at Chapel Hill (18.20m/59-8)...3rd at Munich (18.13m/59-5.75)...1st in Sacramento (18.01/59-1.25)...1st at Tyson Foods Invite (18.01m/59-1.25i)...1st at Boise (18.04m/59-2.25i)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 18.56/60-10.75.
2003: USA Indoor (18.03m/59-2)...and Outdoor champion (18.33m/60-1.75)...12th in qualifying round at World Outdoor Champs (16.70m/54-9.5-did not make final)...1st at Westwood (17.53m/57-6.25)...2nd at Modesto (17.42m/57-2)...2nd at Gainesville (17.41m/57-1.5)...ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 18.33m/60-1.75.
2002: 3rd at USA Outdoors SP (17.59m/57-8.5PR)...3rd at USA Indoors SP (17.12m/56-2)...2nd at Salinas (17.30m/56-9.25)...1st at Modesto (17.27m/56.8)...1st at Berkeley (17.14m/56-2.75)...1st at Stanford (17.10m/56-1.25)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 17.59m/57-8.5.
2001: 3rd at USA Outdoors SP (17.17m/56-4)...4th at U.S. Open (16.79m/55-1)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 17.17m/56-4.
2000: Did not compete.
1999: 4th at NCAA Outdoors SP...2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors SP...8th at Pac 10 Outdoors DT ...bests of 54-4.75 and 168-5.
1998: 12th at USA Outdoors SP...13th at USA Outdoors DT...10th at NCAA Outdoors SP...14th at NCAA Outdoors DT...SEC DT Champion...2nd at SEC Outdoors SP...bests of 55-7.5 and 182-1.
1997: 10th at USA Outdoors SP...15th in qualifying at USA Outdoors DT...9th at NCAA Outdoors DT...12th at NCAA Outdoors SP...SEC DT Champion...3rd at SEC Outdoors SP...bests of 55-0 and 178-6.
1996: 13th in qualifying at Olympic Trials SP... Redshirt remainder of season due to back injuries best of 48-6.75.
1995: 12th at USA Outdoors SP...9th at NCAA Outdoors SP...19th at NCAA Outdoors DT...2nd at SEC Outdoors SP and DT...bests of 53-0 and 168-0.
1994: 4th at USA Juniors SP...5th at USA Juniors DT...bests of 51-7.25 and 160-3.
1993: 2nd at USA Juniors SP...4th at USA Juniors DT...4th at Junior Pan Ams SP...bests of 52-11.5 and 165-10.
1992: 2nd at USA Juniors SP...17th in qualifying at World Juniors...best of 49-2.
1991: Best of 43-1.5.
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