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Katelyn Christensen
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakeview, Mich.
High School: Lakeview HS
Major: Undecided (3.88 GPA)
Katelyn Christensen
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/15/2011

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished fifth in the discus (129-04) and seventh in the hammer (career-best 145-03) at the Black and Gold meet (3/26) ... took fifth in the discus after a career-best toss of 145-9 and 10th in the hammer (137-0) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (4/2) ... tossed the discus 131-09 at the Mid-Major Challenge (4/8-4/9) ... won the discus at the Ed Adams Invite (4/9) with a season-best toss of 139-11 ... threw 126-11 in the discus to finished 10th at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) ... took third in the discus with a toss of 135-0 at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/30) ... placed ninth in the discus with a throw of 131-3 at the Len Paddock Invitational (5/6-5/7) ... Academic All-MAC honorable mention selection.

2011 (Indoor Track and Field):   Earned Academic All-MAC honors ...tThrew 50-09.25 in the weight throw in her fourth place finish at The Cardinal (1/28)... set a career-best 53-00.75 in the weight throw at the Akron Invitational (2/12) ... took second in the weight throw at the Jack Skoog Open (2/18) after a career-best toss of 53-06.50.

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Threw a season-best 135-11 in the discus and a career-best 128-10 in the hammer throw at the Lenny Lyles/Clarke Wood Invitational.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field):
Tossed a season-best 48-4 3/4 in the weight throw at the Jack Skoog Open.

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished sixth in the discus (118-7) at the tri-meet against Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.

2009 (Indoor Track and Field): Took eighth in the weight throw (46-6 ¼) at the CMU Quadrangular.

2008 (Outdoor Track and Field): Redshirted.

2008 (Indoor Track and Field):
Redshirted.

2007 (Outdoor Track and Field): Placed fifth in the discus (124-6) at the Toledo Invitational … threw a team season-best 132-2 in the discus at the MAC Outdoor Championships.

2007 (Indoor Track and Field):
Took fifth in the shot put (38-0 1/4) at the Chippewa Open.

High School— State champion in the discus in 2006 … earned all-state honors twice in the shot put, finishing third in the state in both 2004 and 2006 … garnered all-conference honors eight times … named all-area four times … two-time regional champion … earned recognition as a Detroit Free Press scholar-athlete award winner … named the Daily News’ Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year for 2006 … earned two letters and all-league honors in basketball … member of the National Honor Society … student council secretary.

Career Bests— Shot put (38-8); discus (145-9); hammer throw (143-03); weight throw (53-06.50).