Women Field

Valarie Allman



Valarie Allman is an American track and field athlete who throws the discus. Valarie is a 2017 graduate of Stanford University, where she was a six-time All-American and twice won the discus at the Pac-12 Championships. She was the silver medalist in the discus at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, OR in 2014. 

Valarie won the 2018 and 2019 US national championship in the women’s discus and, while competing for the NYAC, she finished seventh at the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field World Championships held in Doha, Qatar. Track & Field News voted her the sixth-best women’s discus thrower in the world in 2019. 
 

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
Discus Throw 67.15m Chula Vista, CA April 11th, 2019

Gwen Berry

Gwen Berry

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Denise Berry is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the weight throw and hammer throw. Gwen is a past American record holder in the hammer throw, and she is the current world record holder in the weight throw with her toss of 25.60m in April 2017. Track & Field News recently (December 2019) ranked Gwen number three in the world in the hammer throw.

Career highlights

  • 2019 gold medalist in the hammer throw at the Pan American Games (Lima, Peru)
  • Past American record holder in the hammer throw (#5 longest throw)
  • World record holder in the weight 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 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

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

Erica Bougard



Erica Bougard is an American track and field athlete competing in the outdoor heptathlon and the indoor pentathlon. In just one year of competing for the NYAC, Erica already owns the NYAC club records in the 100m high hurdles (12.78) and the heptathlon (6663 points).

The women's outdoor heptathlon consists of seven events with the first four contested on the first day and the remaining three on day two: 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200, long jump, javelin throw and 800m. The indoor pentathlon consists of five events held over the course of one day in the following order: 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m. In both the heptathlon and pentathlon, Erica is strong in the running and jumping events. As a result of her performances, Erica can rightly claim that she is presently the greatest all-around female athlete in the United States.

Erica is a two-time US outdoor national champion in the heptathlon (2018 – 6,347 points and 2019 – 6,663 points), one time silver medalist (2017 – 6,557 points) and three-time bronze medalist at the outdoor national championships (2013 – 5,990 points; 2014 – 6,118 points, and 2015 – 6,228 points). In 2012, Erica was the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Heptathlon Champion (5,547 point). Erica is also a two-time USATF Indoor Champion in the Pentathlon (2017 – 4,558 points and 2018 – 4,760 points).

At the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field World Championships held in Doha, Qatar, Erica finished in fourth place. Track & Field News recently (December 2019) ranked Erica as the fourth best Heptathlon athlete in the world.


 

Michelle Carter

Michelle Denee 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

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 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

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 outdoors (14.84m/48' 8¼") and indoors (14.64m/48' ½") in the women’s triple jump. By virtue of her performances, Tori is the greatest American female triple jumper in history.

On the day she set the American outdoor 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. On the day she re-set the American indoor record (February 14th, 2020), her principal American rival briefly took possession of Tori’s American record only to lose both the national championship and the American record to Tori when Tori unleashed a monstrous leap on her final jump of the night - 14.64m/48' ½".

Tori won the USATF Indoor National Championship in the triple jump in 2017, 2018 and 2020 and was second in the triple jump at the 2017 and 2019 USATF Outdoor National Championships. She has competed three times 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 Frederick

Priscilla Frederick

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

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

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 hammer throw (and weight throw).

Deanna is the American record holder in the hammer throw and the current world champion (2019) in the event. She is presently ranked Number One in the World (December 2019) according to Track & Field News.

In 2019, Deanna captured her second consecutive US national championship when she reset her own American hammer record with a toss of 78.24 meters (256' 8"). At the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field World Championships held in Doha, Qatar, Deanna won the world championship in the hammer and became the first American woman to ever medal in the event.

Deanna is a 2015 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she became the fifth woman in history to win back-to-back NCAA hammer throw titles.

Deanna was a member of Team USA at the 2015, 2017 and 2019 world championships and at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  

Career highlights

  • American record in the hammer throw
  • 1 x In Top 8 at Olympic Games
  • 2 x National Outdoor Champion
  • 1 x National Indoor Champion
  • 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
Hammer Throw 78.12m Des Moines, IA June 23rd, 2018
Weight Throw (indoor) 24.30m Albuquerque, NM March 4th, 2017

Jeneva Stevens

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

Janeah Stewart



Janeah Stewart is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the weight throw, shot put and hammer throw.

Janeah won the US national championship in the weight throw in 2019 and 2020.

Janeah is a 2018 graduate of the University of Mississippi where she was a nine-time NCAA All-American in the hammer throw, shot put and weight throw.
  • 2019 and 2020 US national champion in the weight throw
  • 2018 NCAA champion, hammer throw
  • 9x NCAA All-American (5x First-Team, 4x Second-Team)
  • 25 NCAA points scored (18 outdoor, 7 indoor)
  • No. 4 NCAA, No. 10 US all-time in the hammer (72.92m/239' 3")
  • No. 5 NCAA, No. 10 US all-time in the weight throw (24.12m/79' 1.75")
  • 3x SEC Champion
  • 10x SEC medalist

Kara Winger



Kara Winger is an American track and field athlete competing in the javelin throw. Kara is the current American record holder in the event with her toss of 66.67m.

Kara is a 2009 graduate of Purdue University where she was a two-time NCAA All-American in the javelin and a class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee. 

Kara is a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012 and 2016) and eight-time national champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018).  

Kara recently won the gold medal in the javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games with a toss of 64.92m. 

Kara competed for Team USA at the 2019 World Championships held in Doha, Qatar and finished fifth in the javelin — the highest result ever by an American woman in meet history.

Track & Field News recently (December 2019) ranked Kara as the top female javelin thrower in the United States and the seventh best in the world.