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DIANA PICKLER
Event: Heptathlon
Height: 5-11
PR: 6,290 (2009);
200m - 24.07; 800m - 2:16.59; 100mH - 13.13w; HJ - 1.84m/6-0.5; LJ - 6.36m/20-10.5; SP - 13.49m/44-3.25; JT - 43.59m/143-0
Born: Dec. 9, 1983, in Shreveport, La.
Current Residence: Sacshe, Texas
High School: Rowlett High School (Sachse, Tex.) ‘02
College: Washington State University
Coach: Mario Sategna
Agent: self
Club: Asics

Career Highlights: 2009 USA Outdoor champion; 3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials; 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2007 NCAA Indoor runner-up

Pickler qualified for her second World Outdoor Championships team by winning the women's heptathlon with 6,290 points, which is a new personal best score...After concluding a strong career at Washington State University, Pickler made a name for herself on the national scene with a runner-up finish in the heptathlon at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships and her third-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials...Pickler eclipsed the 6,000-point mark (6,029) for the first time in her career and landed a spot on Team USA for the World Championships...She also claimed the PAC-10 heptathlon championship in 2007...Prepped at Rowlett High School where, in 2001, she was rated by Track and Field News as the top junior heptathlete in the country...Pickler broke the high school record in 2001 at the Junior Olympics with a score of 5,365...She was also the 2002 National High School Indoor Pentathlon champion.

2009: USA Outdoor champion (6,290)
2008:
DNF at Olympic Games (right hamstring strain)...3rd at Olympic Trials (6,257PR)...3rd at Multistars IAAF Combined Events Challenge (6,190)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 6,257.
2007:
USA Outdoor runner-up (6,029)…25th at World Championships (5,838)...24th at NCAA Outdoors (4,926)…PAC-10 Conference champion (6,018)…NCAA Indoor Pentathlon runner-up (4,339)…1st at Texas Relays (6,205PR)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6,205.
2006: 5th at USA Outdoors (5,855)…3rd in NCAA Outdoor (5,757)…ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 5,855.
2005: PAC-10 Combined Events runner-up (5,563)…6th in NCAA Outdoor heptathlon (5,595)…best of 5,595.
2004: 12th at NCAA Indoor pentathlon (3,786)…redshirt Outdoors.
2003: 4th at PAC-10 Heptathlon (5,254)…best of 5,254.
2002: Best of 5,281.
2001: Best of 5,365.

6/24/09

 

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