Event: Hammer Throw
PR: 72.01m/236-3 (2002)
Born: December 19, 1974, in Stamford, Conn.
Current Residence: Orange, Conn.
High School: Stamford HS (Conn.) 92
College: Vermont 96
Coach: Bill Sutherland
Agent: Peter Stubbs
Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic Trials runner-up; 2004 Olympian; 2002 USA Outdoor champion; two-time ('02, '03) USA Indoor WT Champion; 3-time USA Outdoors runner-up (2001, 03, 04); two-time ('01, '04) USA Indoor runner-up
Mahon withstood her competition to win her second straight womens 20-pound weight throw at the 2003 USA Indoor Track & Field Championshipsshe had a runner-up finish at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a mark of (69.04m/226-6)enjoyed a successful 2002 indoor season, including a world-leading mark of 20.63m/77-8.75 in the womens weight throw at the Verizon Millrose Games, a mark just four centimeters off of Dawn Ellerbes world best. One month later, Mahon knocked off Ellerbe head-to-head at the 2002 U.S. Indoor Championships to win her first womens weight throw title (23.33m/76-6.5) at the Armory in New York Cityin 2002, Norgren Mahon won her first USA Outdoor title with a meet record and personal best throw of 70.27m/230-6, and she has been among the top 2 U.S. throwers ever sinceset the American record three times in 2002she ended the 2002 season ranked #6 in the world, becoming only the third American ever to earn a spot in the world rankings in the womens hammera swimmer in high school, Mahon competed in track as well, but not as seriously. She specialized in hurdles, running 49.9 for the 300 intermediates...in her senior year she applied to Vermont, and wanting to compete in a sport, she contacted the track coach...swimming was out: I didnt want to climb into a cold pool in the middle of winter. She started throwing the hammer her freshman year...she graduated from Vermont before the NCAA ever offered the hammer throw for women...earned her masters in English (teaching) at Boston University...I felt I was barely scratching the surface as a thrower, so I trained at Boston College with the McGehearty twins and John Walker. In 1997, I threw my PR at 11:30 at night at the USA Nationals, so I figured there must have been more there. ...when she got a job teaching English in the alternative learning program at Darien High School in Connecticut, she got in touch with Southern Connecticut throws coach Bill Sutherland: Hes an unbelievable coach. Everything is falling into place now...of working full-time and training, she says, Its something that has to get done. When youre passionate about something, you just do it. Maiden name Norgrenmarried Sean Mahon in July 2001pronounces name MAY-en.
2004: 2nd at Olympic Trials (69.23m/227-01)2nd at Olympic Trials
(69.23m/227-01)29th in qualifying round at Olympic Games (64.99m/213-2)USA
Indoors runner-up (23.14m/75-11)2nd at Verizon Millrose Games
(22.70m/74-5.75)1st at Penn Relays (69.79m/228-11)...USA Indoors runner-up
(23.14m/75-11)2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (22.70m/74-5.75)1st at Penn Relays
2003: Won USA Indoors (22.85m/74-11.75)runner-up at USA Outdoors (69.04m/226-6)7th at World Outdoor Champs (68.45m/224-7)1st at Mt. SAC (71.33m/234-0, U.S. Leader)1st at Modesto (67.65m/221-11)Won Verizon Millrose Games (22.80m/74-9.75)ranked #7 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FNbests of 71.33m/234-0 in HT, 22.85m/74-11.75 20lb WT.
2002: Won USA Outdoor Champs (70.27m/230-6 meet record)won U.S. Indoor WT (23.33m/76-6.5) set U.S. hammer record on three occasions: at West Point 71.06m/233-2 and 71.64m/235-0), at Walnut, Calif. (72.01m/236-3AR)4th at World Cup (65.94m/216-4)threw 20.63m/77-8.5 to win Verizon Millrose Games1st at Penn Relays (69.34m/227-6)ranked #6 in the world, #1 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 72.01m/236-3AR.
2001: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (66.68/218-9PR)7th in qualifying at Worlds HT (63.74m/209-1)66.99/219-5 PR at Sea Ray Relaysrunner-up at USA Indoor WT (20.92m/68-07.75)2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (20.63m/67-8.75)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 66.99m/219-5.
2000: 4th at Olympic Trials (65.35m/214-05)...4th at USA Indoor WT (20.06m/65-09.75)...4th at Air Force Millrose Games WT (19.43m/63-9)...5th at Penn Relays (64.98m/213-02)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 65.88m/216-2.
1999: 4th at USA Indoors WT (20.16m/66-1.75)... 5th at USA Outdoors (202-7)...best of 212-4.
1998: 3rd in WT at USA Indoor (64-2.25 PR)...won Florida Relays (205-0 PR)...2nd at Mt SAC (204-11)...won Penn Relays (208-9 PR, MR)...4th in USA Outdoors (202-5)...8th in Goodwill Games (201-0)...ranked #4 U.S. by T&FN... best of 208-9.
1997: 6th in USA Outdoors (189-0 PR)...ranked #8 U.S. by T&FN...best of 189-0.
1996: No mark in ECAC...19th in qualifying at USA Outdoors (166-10)... best of 182-7.
1995: 2nd in ECAC (167-10 PR)... best of 167-10.
1994: Best of 137-0.
1993: Best of 122-0.