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Chris Cralle

Chris Cralle

Event: Hammer Throw
Height: 5-11
Weight: 245
PR: Hammer Throw -74.55m/244-7 (2013); Weight Throw - 21.56m/70-9 (2012)
Born: 06/13/1988
Current Residence: Huntsville, Texas
Hometown: College Station, Texas
High School: Consolidated (College Station, Texas) H.S. '06
College: Sam Houston State '11
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USA Championships
2013 USA Outdoor runner-up (74.55/244-7)
2012 Olympic Trials runner-up (74.26m/243-11)

International Championships
2012 NACAC U23 champion (70.71m/232-0)
 
Collegiate Championships
Three-time Southland Conference Outdoor champion – 2008 (61.02m/200-02); 2009 (63.95m/209-09); 2011 (63.00m/206-08)
2012 Southland Indoor Conference (20.01m/65-07) champion
2012 NCAA West Region champion (66.67m/218-8)
 
Awards and Honors
2011 NCAA All-American
2011 Southland Conference indoor and outdoor Student Athlete of the Year
 
About Chris
Chris Cralle made a big step forward in the hammer throw in 2012 when he placed second at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Unfortunately, his new personal best mark of 74.36m/243-11 missed the Olympic “A” standard to travel to London, but did help him to pick up a No. 3 national ranking for the season by Track & Field News. When Cralle left Sam Houston State University, he was regarded as one of the top throwers in the history of the program. While competing with the Bearkats, he won three Southland conference outdoor titles and was named the conference’s indoor and outdoor student athlete of the year while also receiving All-American honors. Proving his versatility, Cralle was also a Texas high school 5A state champion in the discus. He now currently serves as an assistant coach at his alma mater of Sam Houston State in addition to his training.
Results
2013: USA Outdoor runner-up (74.55m/244-7)
2012: Olympic Trials runner-up (74.36m/243-11); 1st at Houston Fred Duckett Rice Twilight (71.98m/236-2); 1st at Huntsville SHSU Twilight (71.98m/236-2)
2011: 7th at NCAA Outdoors (66.48m/218-1); 1st at Texas Relays (67.38m/221-0); Southland Conference champion (63.00m/206-08); NCAA West Region champion (66.67m/218-8); Norman Southland Conference Indoor weight throw champion (20.01m/65-07); 1st at College Station Texas A&M Reveille Invitational weight throw (21.22m/69-7)
2010: NACAC U23 champion (70.71m/232-0); 8th at USA Outdoors (71.09m/233-3); 1st at Houston Rice Twilight (67.32m/220-10); 1st at Houston Rice University (68.51m/224-9)
2009: Southland Conference champion (63.95m/209-09); 5th at NCAA Midwest Regional (62.05m/203-07); 3rd at Texas Relays (62.66m/205-07); 1st at Waco Michael Johnson Classic (60.27m/197-9); 2nd at Austin Texas Invitational (60.01m/196-10)
2008: Southland Conference champion (61.02m/200-02) and 5th in discus (49.55m/162-6); 1st in Houston Invitational discus (54.87m/180-0) and hammer throw (61.00m/200-1); 1st in Austin Invitational (57.71m/189-4); 6th in NCAA Midwest Regional (62.05m/203-07)  
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013
: Outdoor bests -- Hammer throw, 74.55m/244-7 (No. 5 in the USA, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests – Weight Throw, 21.56m/70-9 (No. 15 in the USA); Outdoor bests – Hammer Throw, 74.36m/243-11 (No. 6 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests – Weight Throw, 21.56m/70-9 (No. 7 in the USA); Outdoor bests – Hammer Throw, 69.13m/226-9 (No. 13 in the USA)
2010: Outdoor bests – Hammer Throw, 71.09m/233-3 (No. 12 in the USA, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – Hammer Throw, 65.53m/215-0
2008: Outdoor bests – Hammer Throw, 62.05m/203-07
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