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KRIS KUEHL
Event: Discus
Height:
6-1
Weight:
200
PR: 65.30m/214-4 (2000)
Born: July 30, 1970, in Windom, Minn.
Current Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.
High School: Jeffers (Minn.) 88
College: Concordia (Minn.) 92
Coach: Loreena Anderson
Agent: John Nubani
Club: M-F Athletics

Career Highlights: 2002 USA champion; 1999 Pan Am Games Runner-up; 1999 U.S. Runner-Up; 1995 Pan-Am bronze medalist; 3-time NCAA Division III Champion

Kuehl started throwing in the eighth grade when her coach showed the team a discus and asked if anyone wanted to try it: In lieu of going out and running three miles? Sure, Ill throw a discus around. also played basketball in high schoolthrew the shot in college and for a few years after: I didnt do too bad, but I figured I needed to specialize. My body is tailored more to the discusgraduated with a degree in art and secondary educationworked for several years making stained glassher longtime coach, Evonne Vaplon, retired in 1996; she was self-coached for a year, and in 1997 moved to Minneapolis to work with Loreena Anderson, the Hamline coachWeve worked on technical details that have helped a lotnow is working in the credit department of a major retailerenjoys the outdoors: fishing, hiking, mountain bikinga big Vikings fanon her birthday in July, 1997, she discovered she had a ruptured disc in her back; the situation improved with conservative therapy; no surgery. Pronounces last name Keel.

2005: 5th at USA Outdoors (59.26m/194-5); 2nd at Drake Relays (60.30m/197-10)... Ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 60.30m/197-10.
2004: 5th at Olympic Trials (58.81m/192-11); 1st at Blaine (60.52m/198-7); 2nd at Home Depot (56.50m/185-4); 3rd at US Open (57.49m/188-7); 3rd at adidas Oregon Track Classic (58.59m/192-2)... Ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN... best of 60.52m/198-7).
2003:
4th at USA Outdoors (59.60m/195-6)7th in qualifying at World Outdoors (58.07m/190-6.5)4th at adidas Oregon Track Classic Outdoors (60.09m/197-1)3rd at Home Depot Invitational (59.51m/195-2)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 60.09m/197-2.
2002: Won USA Outdoors DT (64.44m/211-5)4th at Grand Prix Final (62.99m/206-8)2nd at Thessaloniki (63.20m/207-4)3rd at Rethymnon (62.79m/206-0)5th at Zagreb (62.02m/203-6)4th at Palo Alto (61.15m/200-7)ranked #7 in the world (#1U.S.)best of 64.44m/211-5.
2001: 3rd at USA Outdoors (62.67m/205-7) 4th at Goodwill Games (62.39m/204-8) Won at Modesto (65.27m/214-1) 8th at World Champs (61.04m/200-3) ranked #7 in world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN best of 65.27m/214-1.
2000: 3rd at Olympic Trials (202-7)...did not make Olympic final (195-0)...2nd at Pontiac Grand Prix (62.67m/205-7)... ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 214-4 PR.
1999: 2nd at Pan Am Games (57.21/187-8)2nd at USA Outdoors (199-9)...30th in qualifying at World Champs (182-11)... ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 206-1.
1998: 6th at Modesto (191-9)...2nd at USA Outdoors (201-0)...3rd at Goodwill Games (202-11)... ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 207-6.
1997: 4th in USA Outdoors (196-10)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 201-8.
1996: No mark in qualifying at Olympic Trials...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 198-7.
1995: Bronze medal in Pan-Am Games (186-9)...9th in USA Outdoors (175-4)...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 202-11.
1994: 8th in SP at USA Indoor (47-5.75)...3rd in USA Outdoors (188-2); 9th in SP (51-7.25)... ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 195-4, plus 54-4.5 (SP).
1993: 2nd in USA Outdoors (197-4)...14th in qualifying at World University Games (170-3)...24th in qualifying at World Champs...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 197-4.
1992: Won NCAA III (180-6)...8th in Olympic Trials (177-11)...best of 180-6.
1991: Won NCAA III (167-5)...best of 167-5.
1990: Won NCAA III (159-0)...best of 164-4.
1989: Didnt make the final of the NCAA III DTbest of c149-0.

3/18/06

 

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