Events: Discus throw
PRs: DT – 67.37/221-0 (2007); SP – 18.46m/60-6.75 (2006)
Born: March 16, 1983 in Edwardsburg, Mich.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Edwardsburg HS (Edwardsburg, Mich.) '01
College: Nebraska '05
Coach: Mike Breisch
Career Highlights: 2005 and 2010 USA Outdoor champion; 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2004 NCAA DT champion; 2003 NCAA Outdoor SP champion; Eight-time NCAA All-American
Breisch made her third World Team with her third-place throw at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships…Breisch just missed making the U.S. Olympic team with her fourth-place finish in the discus at the U.S. Olympic Trials…she came back in the 2005 to win the U.S. title on her last throw of the competition which gained a spot on Team USA at the World Outdoor champs in Helsinki. She began the 2004 outdoor season going undefeated in the shot put and discus until the Big 12 Outdoor Championships at the end of April... she won the 2004 NCAA Midwest Regional discus by nearly 30 feet, with a throw of 207-1, which broke the Nebraska school and regional record... she built an astonishing resume as a sophomore, winning an NCAA championship in the outdoor shot put and a bronze in the discus, three Big 12 Championships, two NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and three All-America awards...Breisch pronounced BRYsh.
2010: USA Outdoor Champion in DT (63.34m/207-10)...2nd at
Lausanne (64.53m/211-8)...5th at NY Grand Prix (59.55m/195-4)...1st at Drake
Relays (64.38m/211-3)...6th at Paris (60.86m/199-8).
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoors (62.08m/203-8)...3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (60.06m/197-0)...6th at Reebok Grand Prix (57.05m/187-2).
2008: 4th at Olympic Trials (61.04m/200-03)...4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (61.73m/202-6)…1st at Reebok Grand Prix (63.70m/209)…4th at Maui (63.03m/206-9)
2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (59.89m/196-6)… 11th in qual. at World Outdoors (58.42m/191-8)…1st at Salinas Discus Series (66.64m/218-8PR)…2nd at Modesto Relays (64.95m/213-1)…1st at Reebok Grand Prix (61.96m/203-3)… 1st at Maui (67.37/221-0)…ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 67.37/221-0.
2006: 3rd in DT at USA Outdoors (57.97m/190-2)…2nd at NCAA Outdoors in SP (18.05m/59-2.75)…4th at NCAA Indoors in SP (17.31m/56-9.5)…Big 12 SP champion (17.53m/57-6.25)…1st in SP and DT at Lincoln (18.46m/60-6.75, 62.55m/205-2)...1st in DT at Chula Vista (62.75m/205-10)…1st at Drake Relays (61.71m/202-5)…2nd at Modesto (61.33m/201-2)…ranked #3 in the U.S. in DT and #6 in the U.S. in SP by T&FN…best of 62.75/205-10 and 18.46/60-6.75 .
2005: USA Outdoor DT champion (62.92m/206-5)…5th in the SP at USA Outdoors (17.69m/58-0.5)…10th in Group B in DT at World Outdoors (57.16m/187-6)…1st in DT at Lincoln (63.53m/208-5)…1st in DT at Crete meet (60.70m/199-2)…1st in DT at Drake Relays (61.81m/202-9)…2nd in DT at Paris (60.55m/198-8)…ranked #2 at DT and #5 at SP by T&FN…bests of 62.92m/206-5 (SP) & 63.53m/208-5 (DT).
2004: NCAA DT champion (62.31m/204-5)…3rd in SP at NCAA Outdoors (17.77m/58-3.75) & set PR at NCAA Outdoor semifinals (17.86m/58-7.25PR)…4th in DT (59.28m/194-06) and 11th in SP (14.78m/48-6) at Olympic Trials…NCAA Midwest Regional DT champion (63.12m/207-1)…NCAA Indoor SP runner-up (17.33m/56-10.25)…1st in DT at Nebraska Quadrangular (62.35m/204-7)…1st in DT at Drake Relays (62.61m/205-5)…1st in DT (56.51m/185-4) and in SP (17.48m/57-4.25) at Texas Relays...ranked #4 at DT and #5 at SP in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 17.86m/58-7.25 (SP) & 63.12m/207-1 (DT).
2003: NCAA Outdoor SP champion (17.76m/58-3.25) & 3rd in DT at NCAA Outdoors (54.82m/179-10)…5th in SP (17.45m/57-3) and 7th in DT (58.13m/190-9) at USA Outdoors…6th in SP at NCAA Indoors (16.56m/54-4)…Big 12 SP (17.04m/55-11) & DT (55.12m/180-10) champion…1st in DT at Texas Relays (58.69m/192-7)…3rd in SP at Penn Relays (17.18m/56-4.5)…1st in SP at Ward Haylett Invitational (17.70m/58-1)…bests of 17.76m/58-3.25 (SP) & 58.69m/192-7 (DT).
2002: NCAA Outdoor Championships DT runner-up (55.44m/181-11)…8th in SP at NCAA Outdoors (16.43m/53-11)…17th in SP at NCAA Indoors (15.16m/49-9)…Big 12 Outdoor DT champion (55.68m/182-8)…3rd in SP at Stanford Invitational (16.66m/54.8)…bests of 16.66m/54.8 (SP) & 58.67m/192-6 (DT).
2001: Michigan Division 3 state SP (14.26m/46-9.75) & DT (48.23m/158-3) champion…1st in SP at Midwest Meet of Champions (14.77m/48-4.5)…bests of 14.77m/48-4.5 (SP) & 48.23m/158-3 (DT).
2000: bests of 14.69m/48-2.5 (SP) & 47.82m/156-11 (DT).