DENISE DEE O'CONNELL
PRs: 56.48m/185-4 (2004)
Born: Jan. 22, 1979 in Queens, NY
Current Residence: Kunkletown, Pa.
High School: Pleasant Valley HS (Kunkletown, Pa.) 97
College: Virginia Tech 02
Coach: Greg Jack
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2004 Olympic Trials; Big East Championships record holder; Two-time Atlantic 10 Conference champion (98 & 99)
OConnell is one of the rising stars in the U.S. after her 3rd place finish at the 2004 Olympic TrialsAlso competed in the weight throw at Virginia Techis a volunteer throws coach at VA Tech.
2004: 3rd at Olympic Trials (54.06m/177-4)1st at Virginia Tech
Invitational (55.98m/183-8)1st at Raleigh Relays (56.48m/185-4)ranked #3 in
U.S. by T&FNbest of 56.48m/185-4.
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoor Championships (53.38m/175-1)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 53.38m/175-1.
2002: 5th at USA Outdoor Championships (50.62m/166-1)NACAC champion (52.98m/173-10)Big East champion (53.10m/174-2)best of 53.10m/174-2.
2001: Sea Ray Relays (43.36m/142-3)best of 43.36m/142-3.
2000: Redshirted outdoor season.
1999: Atlantic 10 Conference champion (46.08m/151-2)best of 46.08m/151-2.
1998: Atlantic 10 Conference champion (40.56m/133-1)ECAC champion (42.26m/138-8)best of 42.26m/138-8.