PRs: JT - 60.06mm/197-0 (2002); HT - 58.66m/192-5 (2001)
Born: October 15, 1977 in Edinburg, Pa.
Current Residence: West Lafayette, Ind.
High School: New Wilmington HS (PA) '97
College: Purdue '02
Coach: John Zera
Career Highlights: 2002
USA JT champion; 2002 NCAA JT Champion; 3rd at 2001 USA Outdoors JT;
2000 Big Ten HT Champion
is an up and coming javelin thrower from Purdue University. At
the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships, she set a then American record in the
javelin when she threw 59.64 meters/195 feet, 8 inches, topping her previous
personal best by nearly eight feet. She
set the AR again in winning her first USA Outdoor title with a throw of
60.06m/197-0, a mark later surpassed by current American record holder Kim
Kreiner in July. As
a collegiate junior, Ross competed in the qualifying rounds of the 2000 U.S.
Olympic Trials, finishing 19th. She returned in 2001 to finish 3rd
at the 2001 USA Outdoor Championships and 6th at the NCAA Outdoor
Championships majored in sociology at Purdue.
2002: Won USA Outdoor champs (60.06m/197-0 MR, AR at that
time)won NCAA Outdoors (59.64m/195-8
an AR at that time)...15th
at NCAA Indoors WT (18.44m/60-6.0)won Big 10 Outdoors (57.30m/188-0)3rd
at Mt. SAC (53.87m/176-9).
2001: 3rd at USA Outdoors JT (52.07m/170-10)6th at NCAA Outdoors JT (50.65m/166-02) ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN best of 54.72m/179-6 (JT) and 58.66m/192-5 (HT)
2000: 19th in qualifying at U.S. Olympic Trials JT (46.06m/151-01) 13th at NCAA Outdoors JT 18th at NCAA Outdoors HT won Big Ten Outdoors HT 4th at Big Ten Outdoors JTbests of 50.00m/164-0 (JT) and 57.78m/189-7 (HT).
1999: 7th at USA Juniors JT 7th at NCAA Outdoors JT 4th at Big Ten Outdoors JT best of 169-1.
1998: Best of 163-10.
1997: Best of 152-5.
1996: Best of 146-0.
1995: Best of 144-4.