Women Field

  • Gwen Berry


    • Career Highlights

      Gwen Berry was the 2013 USA champion in the weight throw and the 2012 Olympic alternate in the hammer throw. Gwen is 5th on the all-time USA performance list in the hammer throw. She has finished 2nd in consecutive years at the Millrose Games, last year behind teammate Jeneva McCall. This year she ranks 1st in the world after her 24.39m throw to win the Jayhawk Classic in January. Gwen graduated from Southern Illinois University in May 2011. Her college team is led by four time shot put Olympian Connie Price Smith, and she is coached by Connie’s husband John Smith. Gwen ranked first on the NCAA hammer throw performance list in her senior campaign and 3rd among all Americans. She also notched 2nd team All-American status in the shot put. Gwen was nominated by Southern Illinois for the 2011 NCAA Women of the Year award.

      2013 National Champion (Weight Throw) World Rank #26 USA Rank #5 USA All-Time #5
  • Amanda Bingson


    • Career Highlights

      Amanda had a breakout year in 2012 as she was a surprise qualifier for the Olympic Team after placing second in the U.S. Trials where she set a PR of more than two feet. Bingson is a relative newcomer to the event, as she had never heard of the hammer throw in 2008, and only picked up the event in 2009. After joining UNLV’s track team as a walk-on, Bingson progressed to win four Mountain West Conference outdoor conference titles. Bingson competed in gymnastics for 13 years before joining her high school track team.
      • 2013: 10th at World Outdoors; 1st at Edmonton; 1st at USA Outdoors; 5th at Chicagoland; 1st at Tucson Elite Classic; 1st at Tecas Relays; 6th at USA Indoors
      • 2012: 13th in qualifying round at Olympic Games; 1st at NACAC U23; 2nd at Olympic Trials; 3rd at NCAA Outdoor; 1st at MWC Outdoor; 1st at Texas Relays; 5th at NCAA Indoor; 2nd at MWC Indoor
      • 2011: 14th at USA Outdoor; 4th at NCAA Outdoor; 1st at MWC Outdoor hammer; 1st in discus; 2nd in shot; 2nd at MWC Indoor
      • 2010: 8th at USA Outdoor; 1st at MWC Outdoor; 1st at Mt. SAC; 9th at MWC Indoor
  • Michelle Carter


    • Career Highlights

      Now a two-time Olympian, Carter has excelled at the national level for more than a decade. Carter first donned the USA jersey at the 2001 World Youth Championships where she won silver. In 2004 she won gold at the IAAF World Junior Championships, and in 2008, she followed in the footsteps of her father Michael Carter, by making her first Olympic Team.
      • 2013: 3rd at Zurich; 3rd at Stockholm; 4th at World Outdoors; 3rd at London; 2nd at Paris; 1st at USA Outdoors; 3rd Pre Classic; 2nd at Beijing; 3rd at Shanghai; 1st at USA Indoors
      • 2012: 2nd in Zurich; 2nd in Birmingham; 2nd in Lausanne; 5th in Stockholm; 1st at DecaNation; 6th in Olympic Games; Olympic Trials runner-up; 3rd at adidas Grand Prix; 4th at Rome; 1st at Kingston International Invite; 3rd at World Indoors; 2nd at USA Indoors; 2nd at USATF Classic; 2011: 3rd at Pan Am Outdoors; 9th at World Outdoors; USA Outdoor champion
      • 2010: USA Outdoor runner-up; USA Indoor runner-up; 12th in qualifying at World Indoors; 1st at Texas Invite; 4th at Shanghai; 7th at Paris; 5th at Monaco; 1st at Goteborg
      • 2009: 6th at World Outdoors; USA Outdoor champion; 1st at Reebok Grand Prix; 1st at Zaragoza; 1st at Jim Bush Invite; 2nd at Stockholm.
  • Priscilla Fredrick


    • Career Highlights

      Olympic Trials Finalist
      Ranked 10th in the USA
  • Gia Lewis-Smallwood
    • Persistence paid off for Lewis-Smallwood, who in 2011 made her first international team after competing in the discus on the national level for 11 years. One year later she made her first Olympic team. Even though Lewis-Smallwood finished 6th at the U.S. Trials, she had the Olympic A standard necessary for a spot on Team USA's roster. She surpassed the A standard of 62 meters earlier in 2012 at the Wailuku Challenge. One year later, in 2013, Lewis-Smallwood broke through and claimed her first USA Outdoor Championship with a throw of 65.13m/213-8. The 2010 season was a breakthrough year for her, as she improved her PR by more than two meters, and won her first silver medal at the U.S. championships. Lewis works part-time at the YWCA and with the Parkland Community College volleyball team.

      Career Highlights

      Two-time 2013 USA Outdoor champion
      2011 USA Outdoors bronze medalist

  • Mary Saxer


    • Career Highlights

      Mary Saxer, a professional pole vaulter from Buffalo, New York is chasing her Olympic dream. Currently ranked as a top 10 female pole vaulter in the world with a personal best vault of 4.70 meters (15' 5"), Mary trains in Boston, Massachusetts at MIT under her personal coach Danny Wilkerson. Sometimes she still returns to her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana to train as well. Her goal is to represent the United States at the 2016 Olympics.

      World Indoor World Ranking #9 USA Ranking #2, USA All-Time #5 Buffalo Native/Notre Dame
  • Amanda Smock


    • Career Highlights

      • 2013: 3rd at USA Outdoors; 2nd at Kingston
      • 2012:11th in qualifying round at Olympic Games; 5th at London; Olympic Trials champion; 1st at Tucson Elite Classic; 3rd at Mt. Sac Relays; 13th in qualifying round at World Indoor 1st at USA Indoor Championships; 3rd at Glasgo
      • 2011: USA Outdoor champion; 2nd at USA Indoors; 1st at World Championship Pre-Meet
      • 2010: 4th at USA Outdoors; 5th at USA Indoors
      • 2009: 6th at USA Outdoors; 2008: 5th at Olympic Trials; 3rd at USA Indoors
  • Jeneva Stevens


    • Career Highlights

      Jeneva McCall is a 2012 Southern Illinois graduate and also guided by Connie-Price and John Smith. Jeneva captured individual NCAA championship title in the discus and shot put and also made the 2011 and 2013 USA world cham- pionship teams in the hammer throw. Last year Jeneva captured her first Millrose Games title setting the tone for an accolade-filled year that saw her land 2nd all-time on the USA hammer throw per- formance list as well as earning the USA’s first-ever gold medal in inter-
      national women’s hammer throw competition at the world University Games. Jeneva concluded 2013 ranked 1st in the USA and 9th in the world in the hammer throw. She also finished the 2013 year ranked and 3rd in the shot put by Track & Field News. Jeneva comes from a very athletic family. Several of Jeneva’s siblings competed in NCAA athlet- ics and in 1994, her father Oliver McCall knocked out Lennox Lewis in London, England to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      (Hammer, Shot Put) 2x World Championship (2013) World University Games - Gold Medal USA #2 All-Time (Hammer); World Ranking - #9 (Hammer), #18 (Shot Put) USA Ranking #1 (Hammer, #3 (Shot Put )
  • Jillian Williams


    • Career Highlights

      Two-time USA Outdoor champion ('06, '10); two-time USA Outdoor runner-up ('07, '09); 3rd at 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials; Six-time USA Indoor champion ('05-'10); 2001 Pan Am Junior SP champion; 1999 Pan Am Junior DT champion; seven-time All American in the shot put

      Camarena qualified for her first Olympic Team in the women’s shot put with her third-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. It was Camarena's first competition of the 2008 Outdoor season and came less than three months after she had back surgery to repair a herniated disc…At the 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Championships, Camarena made a bit of history in the women's shot put with her winning throw of 19.26m/63-2.25. The performance made her the #3 American of all time, behind only American record holder Ramona Pagel (19.83m/65-0.75 in 1987) and Tressa Thompson (19.44m/63-9.5 in 1999)…Camarena brought home her first national title at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships when she won the women’s shot put with her heave of 17.31m/56-9.5… showed promise with her third-place finish at the 2004 Olympic Trials, but did not meet the Olympic “A” qualifying standard. A multi-talented thrower, she holds the sixth best throw in the discus on Stanford’s all-time list…gained All-America honors while at Woodland High School where she won the 2000 California state discus title and the 1999 state shot put crown. Her runner-up finish in the shot put at USA Juniors earned her a berth on Team USA which competed at the 2001 Pan Am Junior Championships in Argentina, where she won the gold medal in the shot...married Dustin Williams on September 5, 2009.
      • 2010: USA Outdoor champ (19.13m/62-09.25)…6th at World Indoors (19.34m/63-5.5PR)...USA Indoor champion (18.63m/61-1.5)…1st at Dakar (18.81m/61-8.50)…5th at Shanghai (18.56m/60-10.75)…6th at Paris (18.30m/60-0.25)…6th at Monaco (18.60m/61-0.25)…5th at Stockholm (18.74m/61-5.75)…ranked #7 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN…best of 19.34m/63-5.5i.
      • 2009: 23rd in qualifying at World Outdoors (16.92m/55-6.25)...USA Outdoor runner-up (17.94m/59-2)...USA Indoor champion (18.59m/61-0)...4th at Reebok Grand Prix (17.77m/58-3.75)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 18.59m/61-0.
        2008: 12th at Olympic Games (18.24m/59-10.25), 7th in qualifying (18.51m/60-8.75)…3rd at Olympic Trials (18.12m/59-5.5)...USA Indoor champion (18.11m/59-5)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 18.51m/60-8.75.
      • 2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (18.50m/60-8.5)…10th in qual. at World Outdoors (16.95m/55-7.5)...USA Indoor champion (18.46m/60-6.75)…1st at Stanford Invitational (18.92m/62-1)…1st at Triton Invitational (18.81m/61-8.5)…4th at Fortaleza (18.32m/60-1.25)…3rd at Belem (18.37m/60-3.25)…4th at Pan Am Games (18.11m/59-5)…3rd at Bad Kostritz (18.47m/60-7.25)…1st at Provo (18.36m/60-3)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 18.92m/62-1.
      • 2006: USA Outdoor champion (18.92m/62-1)…USA Indoor champion (19.26m/63-2.25iPR)…1st at Spokane (19.02m/62-5)…1st at Modesto (18.76m/61-6.75)…ranked #9 in the world (#1 U.S.) byT&FN…best of 19.26m.63-2.25i.
      • 2005: USA Indoor champion (17.31m/56-9.5i)…4th at USA Outdoors (17.72m/58-1.75)…1st at Tucson (17.94m/58-10.25)…1st at Reno (17.72m/58-1.75i)…1st at Boise (17.10m/56-1.25)…ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 17.94m/58-10.25.
      • 2004: 3rd in SP at U.S. Olympic Trials (17.73m/58-2)...2nd in SP at Cardinal Invitational (18.15m/59-6.75PR)...NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (18.11m/59-5)...Pac-10 SP champion (17.63m/57-10.25)...2nd at NCAA Indoors (17.27m/56-8)...3rd at Boise (17.44m/57-2.75i)...ranked #3 in U.S. byT&FN...best of 18.15m/59-6.75.
      • 2003: 7th in SP at USA Outdoors (17.23m/56-6 1/2)...3rd at NCAA Outdoors (17.49m/57-4.75)...5th in DT at NCAA West Regional (52.52m/172-4)...1st at Claremont (17.03m/55-10.5)...NCAA Indoor Championships runner-up (17.44m/57-2.75i)...1st at Boise (16.93m/55-6.5i)...best of 17.49m/57-4.75.
      • 2002: 3rd at NCAA Outdoor Championships (16.80m/55-1)...9th at USA Outdoors (17.23m/56-06.50)...Pac-10 SP champion (16.72m/54-10.25)...5th at NCAA Indoors (16.46m/54-0i)...Pac-10 Indoor champion (16.94m/55-7i)...best of 16.94m/55-7i.
      • 2001: Pan Am Juniors SP champion...3rd in SP at Pac-10 Championships (16.38m/53-9)...16th at NCAA Outdoors (15.39m/50-06)...USA Juniors SP runner-up (16.19m/53-1.5)...best of 16.38m/53-9.