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SERENE ROSS
Events: Javelin
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
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

Agent: Self

Club: Unattached

 

Career Highlights: 2002 USA JT champion; 2002 NCAA JT Champion; 3rd at 2001 USA Outdoors JT; 2000 Big Ten HT Champion

Ross 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). ..best of 60.06m/197-0.
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.

3/28/03