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Craig Kinsley

Craig Kinsley

Event: Javelin
Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 195
PR: 82.31m/270-0
Born: 01/19/1989
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
High School: Fairfield (Conn.) Prep H.S.
College: Brown University
Coach: Michelle Eisenreich
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Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
USA Championships
3rd at 2012 Olympic Trials (79.92m/262-2)

Collegiate Championships
2010 NCAA Outdoor champion (76.29m/250-3)
Four-time Ivy League champion

Awards and Honors
Three-time NCAA All-American

About Craig
Kinsley competed in both the javelin and the high jump during his time at Brown University. Kinsley uncorked a personal best throw of 82.31m/270-0 in 2012, which was the second best throw in the country through the Olympic Trials. That marks was good enough for the Olympic “A” standard and helped to punch his Olympic ticket to his first Olympic Games. Studying geology and economics at the Ivy League school, Kinsley was named an Academic All-American by the USATFCCCA and was also named the Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year in 2010 by the same organization. A capable javelin thrower, he won the 2010 NCAA title by more than eight feet. At Fairfield Prep H.S. he was named all-state in the high jump, javelin and decathlon.
Results
2013: 8th at USA Outdoors (73.39/240-9); 5th at Chicagoland Throwers Series (70.28/230-7)
2012: 10th in Group "B" at Olympic Games (78.18m/256-6); 3rd at Olympic Trials (79.92m/262-2); 1st at NY Road to London Series (73.38m/240-9); 1st at Tucson Elite Classic (77.58m/254-6).
2011: 8th at US Outdoor Championships (72.00m/236-2); 12th at NCAA Outdoor Championships (70.03m/229-9); Ivy League Champion (69.24m/227-2).
2010: 3rd at US Outdoor Championships (78.10m/256-2); NCAA Outdoor champion (76.29m/250-3); Ivy League Champion (70.06m/229-10)
2009: 3rd at NCAA Outdoor Championships (73.31m/240-6); Ivy League champion (69.43m/227-9)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Outdoor Best - 74.75/245-3 (No. 16 in the USA, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor Best - 82.31m/270-0 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 30 in the world; 2nd in US by T&FN; 44th in the world)
2011: Outdoor Best - 76.33m/250-5
2010: Outdoor Best - 78.10m/256-2 (ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor Best - 73.62m/241-6 (ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
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