Event: Hammer Throw
PRs: HT 66.18m/217-1 (2003); WT 21.86m/71-8.75 (2002); SP 14.80m/48-6.75 (2003); DT 43.68m/143-4 (2003);
Born: May 7, 1981 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Current Residence: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Jean Ribault 99 (Jacksonville, Fla.)
College: Florida 04
Coach: Larry Judge
Career Highlights: 2003 NCAA Indoors WT runner-up; 3rd at 2002 NCAA Indoors WT; 4-time NCAA All-American
A 4-time NCAA All-American, Dickersons new goal is to make the 2004 Olympic Teamshe ended 2003 as one of the top hammer throwers in the U.S. and hopes to continue her success in 2004earned first NCAA All-America honor her sophomore year...holds Florida state record in shot putshe got started in track because all of her three sisters were involved in track & field while she was in the 5th grade. Her track club coach suggested that she get involved with the throw eventsthe hammer is her favorite because she has the most fun with it and one of the events she caught on the quickestshe had never thrown the hammer before competing at Floridahas competed at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships and AAU Junior Olympics...majors in Commercial Recreation and Hospitality Management.
2004: 5th at NCAA Indoors WT (21.85m/71-8.25)3rd at SEC Indoors WT
2003: 4th at USA Outdoors (65.58m/215-2)Runner-up at NCAA Indoors WT (20.69m/67-10.75) 3rd at NCAA Outdoors HT (65.90m/216-2)ranked #4 at HT in U.S. by T&FNbests of 66.18m/217-1 (HT), 21.16m/69-5.25 (WT).
2002: 3rd at NCAA Indoors WT (21.28m/69-9.75)SEC Indoors runner-up WT (21.49m/70-6.25)1st at Gator Invitational WT (21.86m/71-8.75)3rd in SP at Virginia Tech Invitational (14.43m/47-4)bests of 14.69m/48-2.5 (SP), 21.86m/71-8.75 (WT).
2001: 9th in HT at NCAA Outdoors (59.47m/195-1)2nd at SEC Outdoors (60.12m/197-3)...did not compete indoors...bests of 43.52m/142-9 (DT), 62.20m/204-1 (HT), 13.83m/45-4.5 (SP).
2000: 7th in SEC Outdoors HT (51.34m/168-5)SEC Quad WT champion (16.63m/54-6.75)SEC Quad HT champion (50.0m/164-0)SEC Tri-Meet champion (53.94m/177-0)bests of 41.64m/136-7 (DT), 53.94m/177-0 (HT), 12.89m/42-3.5 (SP), 16.63m/54-6.75 (WT).