Events: Shot Put
PRs: SP - 19.21m/63-0.25 (2001); DT - 58.64m/192-5 (2001)
Born: October 30, 1975, in Crete, Neb.
Current Residence: Stillwater, OK
High School: Crete (Neb.) '93
College: Southern Methodist '98
Coach: Don Babbit
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 2002 USA Indoor & Outdoor champion; Two-time USA Indoor champion (99, 02); 1999 World Indoor bronze medalist; Two-time NCAA champion; 7-time Nebraska HS champion
Steer injured her back just prior to the beginning of her 2003 indoor season and decided to forego competing for the rest of the yearin 2003, Steer moved to Columbia, Missouri, where she is training for the 2004 campaignSteer matured from a top-flight collegiate thrower to an elite international competitor in posting seven of the top eight shot performances by American women in 2002in 2001, Steer was looking to continue the successful season started following her 1st Olympic Games appearance in 2000. She was off to a great season, with several wins during the indoor season, capped off with a 2nd place finish at the 2001 U.S. Indoor Championships. During the outdoor season, Steers successful run continued with 7 of the top 10 U.S. throws, including the five best U.S. marks in April and Mayher season was cut short in June when she ruptured her Achilles tendon. Not quite fully recovered, Steer competed and won at the 2002 U.S. Indoor Championships, her first meet since her injury, before adding the outdoor title. She started competing at age five when her dad started a youth track clubat age 8, one of the coaches encouraged her to try throwing... graduated from SMU with a degree in history (teacher prep) and at some point would like to teach full-time.
2003: Did not compete due to a back injury.
2002: Won U.S. Indoor SP title (18.00m/59-0.75)won USA Outdoors (19.20m/63-0)3rd in Rome (18.82m/61-9)1st at Mt. SAC (18.62m/61-1.25) 1st in DT at Clemson (60.38m/198-1)ranked #7 SP in the world (#1 in U.S.) ranked #7 in U.S. at DT by T&FNbests of 19.20m/63-0AL & 60.38m/198-1.
2001: Won SP at Drake Relays (19.21m/63-0.25 PB), Mt. SAC Relays (18.85m/61-10.25) 2nd at U.S. Indoors SP (18.18m/59-7.75) won Millrose SP (18.39m/60-4) suffered ruptured Achilles tendon in June 2001 missed reminder of outdoor season ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN bests of 19.21m/63-0.25 (SP) and 58.64m/192-5 (DT).
2000: 4th at U.S. Olympic Trials 17.35m/56-11.25; made the Olympic Team when Trials 3rd place finisher Dawn Dumble failed to make the Olympic qualifying mark...did not make Olympic final 16.34m/53-7.50... ranked #4 in U.S. in SP by T&FN...best of 18.33m/60-1.75 in SP.
1999: Won USA Indoors (62-0.5)... 2nd at USA Outdoors (61-8.25)... bronze at World Indoors (61-10.5) 9th at World Champs (59-2.25)... ranked #8 (#2 U.S.) in world by T&FN...best 62-5.75i.
1998: 2nd in SP (59-8.5) in USA Outdoors ...won NCAA Indoor (60-5.25 MR)...2nd in SP (60-10.75), 5th in DT (185-8 PR) in NCAA Outdoor ...won WAC Indoor with collegiate shot record of 61-9.5... 5th in SP in Goodwill Games (60-0.5)...ranked #2 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #9 in DT in U.S... bests of 61-9.5 and 185-8.
1997: Best of 56-2; injured.
1996: 6th in SP (56-8.5) at Olympic Trials ...won SP (59-0), 17th in DT (158-5) at NCAA Outdoor... 2nd in SP at NCAA Indoor (56-4.5)...won SP at SWC Indoor (51-3.5)... won SP (57-2.25 PR) and DT (167-5) at SWC; 4th in JT (138-3) ... ranked #6 in SP in U.S. by T&FN... bests of 59-0 and 175-4.
1995: 7th in SP (52-8.25) at NCAA Outdoor ...6th in SP at NCAA Indoor (51-3)...2nd in SP at SWC Indoor (49-5.5)...2nd in SP (53-6.25), 3rd in DT (156-7) at SWC ... bests of 53-6.25 and 160-2.
1994: 2nd in SP (50-11.5) at USA Juniors...15th in SP qualifying (47-5.25) at World Juniors... 4th in SP at SWC Indoor (49-10.5)...3rd in SP (49-10.5) at SWC...7th in SP (51-1) at NCAA...bests of 51-5.5 and 149-6.