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CONNIE PRICE-SMITH
Event: Shot put
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
PRs: SP - 19.60m/64-3.75 (1994); DT - 64.82m/212-8 (1987)
Born: June 3, 1962, in St. Charles, Mo.
Current Residence: Hilliard, Ohio
High School: St. Charles (Mo.) '80
College: Southern Illinois '85
Coach: John Smith
Agent: John Nubani
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 4-time Olympian ('88, '92, '96, '00); 11-time U.S. Outdoor SP champion ('88, '90, '92-00); 7-time U.S. Indoor SP champion ('91, '92, '93, '96, '98, '00, '01); 1995 World Indoor SP silver medalist; 1998 World Cup SP bronze medalist; 1995, 1999 Pan Am Games SP champion; 1998 Goodwill Games SP silver medalist; 1999 Pan Am Games champion; 3-time Olympic Trials SP champion; 2-time Olympic Trials discus champion; 6-time U.S. DT champion.

First tried sports because of the influence of an older cousin, Jacqueline 'Cookie' Williams...tried softball first, then basketball, which she played at Southern Illinois... threw the shot first as a senior on the urging of graduate assistant John Smith, who would become her husband in 1990...Smith is a former 64-3 putter himself...she is now a certified massage therapist, and also offers personal training...she began concentrating only on the shot in 1996 because of knee problems exacerbated by the discus... her silver medal in the World Indoor shot in 1995 is the highest medal ever won by an American woman in the event and the first OG/WC medal won since 1960.

2001: Won USA Indoors SP (18.35m/60-02.50) 10th at World Indoors SP (17.41/57-1.5) best of 18.35m/60-02.50i.
2000: Won Olympic Trials 18.63m/61-1.5...did not make Olympic final 17.42m/ 57-2...won Olympic Trials Qualifier at Stanford on 6/18 18.51m/ 60-8.75...won USA Indoors 18.70m/61-4.25 for 6th time... won adidas Oregon Track Classic 19.18m/62-11.25...ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 19.18m/62-11.25.
1999: 2nd at USA Indoors... 4th at World Indoors... won USA Outdoors (61-10.5)... gold at Pan Am Games... 11th at World Outdoor Champs (58-8.5).... ranked 7th in world (#1U.S.) by T&FN... best of 63-10.25.
1998: Won USA Indoors (60-3.75) and USA Outdoors (61-3)...2nd at Goodwill Games (63-10.25)...3rd at World Cup (61-7.75)...ranked #3 in world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 63-10.25.
1997: Won USA Outdoors (62-6.5)...5th in World Champs (62-4)... 2nd at USA Indoor (61-5)...ranked #6 in world in SP (#1 U.S.) by T&FN... best of 62-11.5
1996: Won Olympic Trials SP (62-7.75)...5th in SP at Olympic Games (63-0.75)... won USA Indoor SP (61-9)... ranked #5 in world in SP (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...bests of 64-2.25 and 196-4.
1995: Silver in World Indoor SP (62-8.75)...2nd in USA Indoor SP (58-8.2)...won USA Outdoors SP (62-6)...9th in World Champs SP (61-5)... gold in Pan Am Games SP (62-10.75)...6th in SP at GP Final (61-2.75)...ranked #6 in world in SP (#1 U.S.) by T&FN; #6 in U.S. at DT...bests of 64-3 and 192-8.
1994: Won SP (64-3.75 PR) and DT (195-1) at USA Outdoors...8th in DT at GP Final (183-11)... 6th in World Cup DT (187-2)... 2nd in USA Indoor SP (55-9.75)... ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #1 in U.S. at DT... bests of 64-3.75 and 204-5.
1993: Won USA Indoor SP (59-9.5)...9th in World Indoor SP (59-4.75)...won SP (62-5) and DT (208-5) at USA Outdoors...14th in SP qualifying at World Champs (59-4.25), 19th in DT qualifying (194-1)...7th in GP Final SP (60-10.75)...ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #1 in U.S. at DT... bests of 63-2 and 208-5.
1992: Won SP (62-6.5) and DT (202-6) at Olympic Trials...20th in DT qualifying at Olympic Games (192-5)...4th in World Cup SP (58-5.75), 7th in DT (174-3)... Won USA Indoor SP (60-6.75)...ranked #1 in SP and DT in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 62-6.5 and 210-0.
1991: Won USA Indoor SP (61-10.5)...7th in World Indoor SP (61-0)...2nd in USA Outdoors SP (58-6.75), 12th in DT (157-10)...silver in Pan Am Games SP (60-0.5)...11th in World Champs SP (59-5.5)...8th in SP at GP Final (59-5.5)... ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #6 in U.S. at DT... bests of 63-5.5 and 194-4.
1990: Won SP (60-10.75) and DT (191-6) at USA Outdoors...2nd in USA Indoor SP...ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #2 in U.S. at DT... bests of 62-1 and 193-7.
1989: 2nd in USA Indoor SP...10th in World Indoor SP...2nd in USA Outdoors SP, won DT (201-11)...7th in World Cup DT...ranked #2 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #2 in U.S. at DT... bests of 60-10.5 and 206-3.
1988: 3rd in Olympic Trials SP, won DT...18th in SP qualifying at Olympic Games, 16th in DT qualifying ...won USA Outdoors SP (62-10), 6th in DT ...ranked #3 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #3 in U.S. at DT... bests of 62-10 and 205-2.
1987: 4th in SP at USA Outdoors, won DT (212-5, with MR 212-8 in qualifying)... bronze medal in Pan Am Games DT...no mark in final of World Champs DT (after 196-6 in qualifying)...8th in USA Indoor SP...ranked #4 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #1 in U.S. at DT... bests of 60-0.25 and 212-8.
1986: 5th at USA Indoor SP...6th in SP, 20th in DT qualifying at USA Outdoors... anked #7 in SP in U.S. by T&FN... bests of 56-8.5 and 175-7.
1985: Bests of 50-1 and 165-1.

7/2/01

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