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KRISTAL YUSH
Events: Hammer Throw
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
PR: 69.26m/227-3 (2007)
Born: Jan. 8, 1982, in Northwood, N.H.
Current Residence: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Coe-Brown Northwood Academy ‘00
College: University of Vermont ‘04
Coach: Derek Yush
Agent: self
Club: unattached

Career Highlights: 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up; 5th at 2006 USA Outdoors; 3rd in WT at 2007 USA Indoors; 14-time America East champion; 2004 Academic All-American

Yush qualified for her first USA team in 2007 by finishing second at the USA Outdoor Championships. She also set a personal-best in the hammer in Provo, Utah, when she threw 69.26m/227-3. Yush began her outstanding 2007 season with a third-place finish in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Championships…finished 2006 ranked #7 in the U.S. in the hammer throw. Yush graduated from the University of Vermont in 2004 with a degree in exercise science/physical education. While at Vermont, she collected 14 America East championships. Yush was a four-time Vermont team MVP, as well as a four-time America East Field Performer of the Year. In 2004, she was the America East Scholar Athlete of the Year and an Academic All-American. Yush is a full-time PE teacher at Crescent Elementary School and Head girls track coach at Plaquemine High School. She married Derek Yush in July 2005.

2008: 5th at Olympic Trials (65.69m/215-06)...6th at Reebok Grand Prix (61.78m.202-08)
2007:
US Outdoor runner-up (68.24m/223-11)…15th in qual. at World Outdoors (64.63m/212-0)...3rd at US Indoor Championships (22.15m/72-8i)…2nd at Provo (69.26m/227-3PR)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best 69.26m/227-3.
2006: 5th at US Outdoor Championships (64.94m/213-1)…1st at Hanover (20.06m/65-9.75i)…ranked by #7 in the U.S. at HT by T&FN…best of 64.94m/213-1.
2005: 8th at US Indoor Championships…best of 62.28m/204-4.
2004: 6th at US Indoor Championships…best of 58.10m/190-1.
2003: Best of 57.26m/187-10.

07/07/08

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