Women - Field

  • Valarie Allman


    • Valarie Allman is an American track and field athlete who throws the discus. Valarie recently graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Product Design, an interdisciplinary major consisting of art-history, design, and mechanical engineering. During her time as a Cardinal, she was a seven-time All-American, twice Pac-12 discus champion and team captain. Valarie has represented the United States six times where she earned silver medals at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, OR in 2014 and the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan in 2017. Most recently she earned Team USA a bronze medal at the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London.

      Valarie is the 2018 US National Champion in the women’s discus – she threw the discus 208 feet, 6 inches (63.55m) to win by 8 feet. The latter toss is the longest by an American this year. She recently moved to Austin, TX to continue her training under the guidance of Zebulon Sion.  

      Personal Best

      Event
      Result Venue Date
      Discus Throw     
      64.69m     
      Palo Alto, CA    
      April 22nd, 2017


  • Gwen Berry

    • Gwendolyn "Gwen" Denise Berry is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the weight throw/hammer throw. Gwen was a member of Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics and she was the gold medalist in the hammer at the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival. She was crowned national champion in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships three times (2013, 2014 and 2016), and she was crowned the national champion in the hammer throw at the 2017 USATF Outdoor National Championships. Gwen is the current world record holder in the weight throw with her toss of 25.60m in April 2017. She held the American record hold in the hammer throw (77.78m/255-2), until fellow NYAC athlete Deanna Price reclaimed the record at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championship with a toss of 78.12m/256-3. Gwen’s recent toss of 77.78m makes her the fifth-best performer in women's hammer throw history and the third best world toss by a woman in 2018.

      Career highlights

      World Record Holder in the Weight Throw
      Former American Record Holder in the Hammer Throw
      1 x NACAC U23 Championships Bronze medalist
      1 x National Outdoor champion
      3 x National Indoor champion
      1 x Current NACAC Record holder - Hammer Throw

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result
      Wind      
      Venue
      Date
      Hammer Throw
      77.78m
        Chorzow, Poland
      June 8th, 2018
      Weight Throw (indoor)     
      25.60m
        Albuquerque, NM    
      April 3rd, 2017

  • Amanda Bingson

    • Amanda Yvette Bingson is an American track and field athlete specializing in the hammer throw.  Amanda is the former American record holder in the event with a distance of 75.73m set at the 2013 US Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

      Career highlights

      1 x NACAC U23 Champion
      1 x World (Continental) Cup Silver Medalist
      2 x National Champion

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result  
      Venue
      Date
      Hammer Throw
      75.73m     
      Des Moines, IA
      June 22nd, 2013
      Weight Throw (indoor)     
      22.42m
      Albuquerque, NM    
      June 22nd, 2014
  • Michelle Carter


    • A three-time Olympian, Michelle Denee Carter is an American shot putter and the current Olympic women's champion. Michelle is the current American record holder with a distance of 20.63 meters set at the 2016 Olympic Games. Michelle is also the national prep record holder in shot put at 16.73m/54-10.75.

      USA National Championships

      • Six-time USA Outdoor National Champion: 2008 (18.85m/61-10.25); 2009 (18.03m/59-2); 2011 (19.86m/65-2); 2013 (20.24m/66-5); 2014 (19.45m/63-9.75); 2015 (20.2/65-6.5)
      • Four-time USA Indoor National Champion: 2013 (19.41m/63-8.25); 2014 (18.45m/60-6.5); 2016 (19.40m)/63-11.5); 2017 (19.03m/62-05)
      • Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up: 2005 (18.26m/59-11); 2004 (16.33m/53-7); 2012 (18.57m/60-11.25)
      • One-time USA Outdoor bronze medalist: 2017 (19.34m)
      • Two-time USA Junior Champion: 2003 (16.05/52-8); 2004 (16.33m/53-7)

      International Championships

      2017 World Championship bronze medalist (19.14m)
      2015 World Championship bronze medalist (19.76m/64-10)
      2012 World Indoor silver medalist (19.58m/64-3)
      2004 World Junior Champion (17.55m/57-7)
      2003 Pan American Juniors gold medalist (16.23m/53-3)

      Collegiate Championships

      2006 NCAA Indoor Champion (18.56m/60-1075)
      2005 NCAA Indoor Champion runner-up (17.06m/55-11.25)

      Awards & Honors

      American Outdoor Record Holder (20.24/66-5)

      Personal Bests

      Event
      Result
      Venue
      Date
      Shot Put
      20.63m     
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   
      August 12th, 2016
      Shot Put (indoor)    
      20.21m
      Portland, OR
      March 19th, 2016
  • Megan Clark


    • Megan Clark is an American track and field athlete competing in the pole vault. Megan is a 2016 graduate of Duke University where she was an All American, ACC record holder and ACC Women's Field Performer of the Year (2015) for her performances in the pole vault. Megan was also the 2016 NACAC U23 Champion and the 2013 U.S. Junior National Champion.

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result     
      Wind     
      Venue
      Date
      Pole Vault
      4.63
        Durham, NC
      April 23rd, 2016
      Pole Vault (indoor)     
      4.60
        New York, NY   
      February 6th, 2016

  • Nadia Eke

    • Nadia Eke is a triple jumper who resides in the United States, but competes internationally for Ghana. In 2014, she finished 10th at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; she won a silver medal at the African Championships in Marrakech, and she finished seventh at the IAAF Continental Cup. In 2016, Nadia was the African Champion in the triple jump, and in 2017 she was the IAAF World Indoor Tour runner-up in the triple jump.

      Career highlights

      1 x African Champion
      1 x African Championships Silver Medalist
      1 x All-African Games Bronze Medalist
      1 x In Top 8 at World (Continental) Cup
      1 x IAAF World Indoor Tour runner-up

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result     
      Wind     
      Venue
      Date
      Long Jump (indoor)      
      5.94
        Staten Island, NY     
      January 20th, 2017
      Triple Jump
      13.93
      +0.9 St. Martin, France
      May 13th, 2017

  • Tori Franklin


    • Tori Franklin presently holds the American record (48-8¼/14.84m) in the triple jump.

      On the day she set the American record (May 12th, 2018), she exceeded the previous American record by five inches and, in all, her series that day resulted in five of the top seven jumps in US history.

      Tori won the USATF Indoor National Championship in the triple jump in 2017 and 2018 and was second in the triple jump at the 2017 USATF Outdoor National Championships. She has competed twice at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships on behalf of Team USA.

      Tori attended Michigan State University where she was a three-time All American.

  • Priscilla Fredrick

    • Priscilla Frederick is a US-born high jumper who competes internationally for Antigua and Barbuda. Priscilla represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2016 Rio Olympics and at the 2016 World Championships.

      Career highlights

      1 x Pan American Games Silver Medalist
      1 x NACAC Championships Silver Medalist

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result     
      Wind     
      Venue
      Date
      High Jump
      1.91
        Toronto, Canada
      July 22nd, 2015
      High Jump (indoor)      
      1.90
        Staten Island, NY     
      February 2nd, 2016

  • Gia Lewis-Smallwood

    • Gia Lewis-Smallwood is an American track and field athlete who presently owns the American record in the discus throw. Gia competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics and at the 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 World Championships in the discus on behalf of Team USA. Gia was the 2017 US National Champion in the discus.

      Career Highlights

      1 x In Top 8 at World Championships
      1 x World (Continental) Cup Winner
      1 x Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
      1 x In Top 8 Pan American Games
      1 x Diamond League Meeting Winner 4 x National Champion

      Personal Bests

      Event
      Result     
      Venue
      Date
      Discus Throw      
      69.17m
      Angers, France     
      August 30th, 2014

  • Katie Nageotte

    • Katie Nageotte is an American track and field athlete who competes in the pole vault. At the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on February 18th, 2018, Katie delivered three consecutive personal bests in the pole vault. The third, at 16 feet, 1-1/4 inches, earned her the national championship title - her first - and placed her among the all-time best in the world for women indoors.  Her previous personal best had been 15 feet 7-1/4 inches.

      Personal Bests

      Event
      Result    
      Venue Date
      Pole Vault
      4.80m Beckum, Germany 
      August 26th, 2018
      Pole Vault (indoors)   
      4.91m
      Albuquerque, NM     
      February 18th, 2018
  • Deanna Price

    • Deanna Marie Price is an American track and field athlete competing primarily in the weight throw/hammer throw. Deanna was a member of Team USA at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships and at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Deanna was crowned national champion in the weight throw at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships and national champion in the hammer throw at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships. Deanna initially held the American record for the hammer throw for just six days (77.65m/254-9) in 2018, until her teammate Gwen Berry took the record back on June 8th, 2018 with a toss of 77.78m/255-2 in Poland.  At the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships, held in Des Moines, IA on June 23rd, 2018, Deanna reclaimed the American hammer throw record with a toss of 78.12m/256-3. Deanna’s recent hammer throw makes her the fourth best female hammer thrower in world history (and second best in the world this year), while Gwen’s recent toss makes her the fifth best hammer thrower in history (and the third best in the world this year).

      CAreer Highlights

      American record in the hammer throw
      1 x In Top 8 at Olympic Games
      1x National Outdoor Champion
      1 x National Indoor Champion
      1x NACAC Championships Silver Medalist
      1 x In Top 8 at Pan American Games
      2 x NCAA Champion

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result     
      Venue
      Date
      Hammer Throw
      78.12m
      Des Moines, IA
      June 23rd, 2018
      Weight Throw (indoor)      
      24.30m
      Albuquerque, NM    
      March 4th, 2017

  • Mary Saxer

    • Mary Saxer is an American track and field athlete who competes in the pole vault. She holds a personal record of 4.71m for the event set in 2014. Mary competed at the 2012 (Istanbul, Turkey) and 2014 (Sopot, Poland) World Indoor Championships. She was the 2012 US Olympic Team alternate in the pole vault. In 2016, Mary tied her PR of 4.71m at the Reno Pole Vault Summit. Mary finished with a top 10 world rank in 2013 and a top 20 world rank in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

      career highlights

      1 x In Top 8 at World Indoor Championships
      1 x National Indoor champion

      Personal Bests

      Event
      Result      
      Venue
      Date
      Pole Vault      
      4.71m
      Albuquerque, NM      
      February 23rd, 2014

  • Jeneva Stevens

    • Jeneva Stevens is an American track and field athlete specializing in the shot put and hammer throw. Jeneva was a seven-time NCAA All-American. She has competed in the Track & Field World Championships in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the shot put and/or hammer. Jeneva’s father is former boxing world champion, Oliver McCall.

      Career highlights

      1 x In Top 8 at World Championships
      1 x In Top 8 at World Indoor Championships
      1 x World University Games Winner
      2 x NACAC U23 Championships Silver Medalist
      1 x NACAC Championships Silver Medalist
      1 x In Top 8 at Pan American Games 2 x NCAA Champion

      Personal bests

      Event
      Result     
      Venue
      Date
      Shot Put
      19.11m
      Carbondale, IL
      June 22nd, 2016
      Shot Put (indoor)
      19.10m
      Carbondale, IL
      December 8th, 2012
      Discus Throw
      59.45m
      Auburn, AL
      March 21st, 2012
      Hammer Throw
      74.77m
      Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia     
      August 21st 2013
      Weight Throw (indoor)      
      23.94m
      Carbondale, IL
      January 11th, 2013