PR: Discus - 62.32m/204-5
Current Residence: Beaverton, Ore.
Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.
High School: Lakeville, H.S. '03
College: Minnesota '08
2013 USA Outdoors discus bronze medalist (60.69m/199-1)
2002 USA Juniors shot put runner-up (15.97m/52-4.75)
Ten years after representing Team USA at the PanAm Junior Championships, Podominick made her first senior international team in 2013 thanks to her third place finish at USA Outdoors. Podominick was a two-sport athlete at Minnesota where she won multiple Big Ten titles in the shot put and discus and played in the Final Four and Sweet 16 as part of the women’s basketball team. Shortly after graduating college, Podominick was shocked by the sudden death of her brother Johnny. While she took some time off from the sport to spend time with family, her brother’s impact on her life helped her to realize that she wanted to continue her track career. Podominick worked full-time for U.S. Figure Skating while training in Colorado Springs and continues to work as a consultant.
2013: 10th in qualifying group A at World Outdoors (56.41m/185-1); 3rd at USA Outdoors (60.69m/199-1); 2nd at Chula Vista (58.55m/192-1); 2nd at Tucson (62.32m/204-5); 1st at Eugene Twilight (57.37m/188-2)
2012: 2nd at Gill Field Fest (58.38m/191-6); 5th at Olympic Trials (59.42m/194-11); 2nd at Tucson (60.96m/200-0); 1st at Eugene Twilight (56.96m/167-2)
2011: 6th at USA Outdoors (57.40m/188-4); 8th at Tucson (52.17m/171-2)
2010: 1st at Winona Open (53.43m/175-3); 1st at St. Peter (51.38m/168-7)
2009: 1st at Minneapolis Open (50.11m/164-5)
2008: 14th in qualifying at NCAA Outdoors (43.83m/143-9), 12th in shot put qualifying (14.85m/48-8.75); 1st at Big Ten Outdoors shot (15.96m/52-4.25), 2nd in Discus (52.14m/171-0)
2007: 12th in qualifying at NCAA Outdoors shot (14.88m/48-10), 18th in discus qualifying (49.22m/161-5); 3rd at Big Ten Outdoors shot (15.23m/49-11.75); 11th at NCAA Indoors shot (15.73m/51-7.25); 2nd at Big Ten Indoors shot (15.33m/50-3.5)
2006: 20th at USA Outdoors shot (14.71m/48-3.25); 1st at Big Ten Outdoors shot (15.43m/50-7.5), 2nd in discus (47.32m/155-3)
2005: 10th at NCAA Outdoors shot (15.78m/51-9.25); 1st at Big Ten Outdoors shot (16.05m/52-8), 1st in discus (52.20m/171-3)
2003: 5th at PanAm Junior shot (14.23m/46-8.25); 2nd at USA Juniors shot (15.97m/52-4.75), 11th in discus (44.33m/145-5)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Outdoor Bests - Discus, 63.32/207-9 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 24 in the World, No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)