After a rain-delayed second day of competition at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona had five student-athletes advance to finals of the NCAA Championships.
After the first day of the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona had three student-athletes advance to finals of the NCAA Championships.
The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and fields will compete in the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round on May 23-25.
Senior Taylor Freeman posted a personal best on Saturday as the Tucson Elite Classic finished up at Roy P. Drachman.
The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams both have athletes competing in the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.
2012 MPSF All-Academic
2012 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
2012: Indoors, Freeman set a personal-best mark of 52-3.75 in the shot put at the Razorback Invitational, good for fourth place ... At the NAU Open, Freeman had a toss of 50-1.75, good for a fifth-place finish ... She earned a fifth-place finish at the MPSF Championships, posting a mark of 49-4.25 ... Freeman also competed in the weight throw during the indoor season, setting a personal-best mark of 59-8.5 at the MPSF Championships, good for fourth place ... At the Boise State Team Challenge, Freeman earned a third-place finish with a toss of 58-8.75 ... Outdoors, Freeman had a season-best mark of 49-4.25 at the Pac-12 Championships, good for fifth place and all-conference honors in the event ... At the Mt. SAC Relays, Freeman posted a mark of 48-8.75, good for 11th place ... At the Pac-12 Championships, Freeman took third place and earned all-conference honors in the discus competition, setting a mark of 171-7 ... Her season-best mark of 174-11 came at the Tucson Elite Classic where she earned third place in the discus throw competition ... In the hammer throw, Freeman's personal-best mark of 187-7 came at the Willie Williams Classic, good for fifth place in the competition ... She took ninth place at the Pac-12 Championships in the event, posting a mark of 184-4.
2011: Returned from her redshirt season in a big way, advancing to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in three events ... Set a new career best at the Pac-10 Championships in the discus throw with a toss of 177-5 to finish second ... Also had set a career-best throw in the hammer with a mark of 185-6 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Her discus and hammer throw marks both rank seventh all-time in UA history ... Also earned all-conference honors in the shot put with a season-best throw of 50-6 to finish fifth overall.
2010: Competed indoors for Arizona and redshirted the outdoor season ... Finished fifth in the shot put at the MPSF Championships to earn all-conference honors and help the Wildcats clinch four of the top-five spots.
2009: Earned all-region honors outdoors in the discus with her sixth-place finish at the NCAA West Regional Championships, finishing just out of an automatic berth at the NCAA Championships ... Also earned all-conference honors in the event ... Had a season-best throw of 168-8 at the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual, finishing second ... Won the Mesa Invitational shot put with a career best and regional-qualifying throw of 51-4.5 ... Finished fifth in the shot put at the indoor conference meet with a toss of 47-5.75.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the most impressive throwers in Iowa State High School history ... In 2008, Freeman wrapped up her senior year winning the state championship in the discus with a state-record throw of 156-4 and earned a second-place finish in the shot put at 44-8.75 ... Also won the state discus title in 2006 ... Went undefeated her senior season and was only the second girl in Iowa state history to win the Drake Relays discus event three times ... Also a three-time All-American at the Nike Outdoor Nationals ... Beat her own state record in her final meet as a senior, throwing for 162-10 in the Midwest Senior Spotlight Meet ... Named the Press-Citizen Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... Also played basketball, softball and volleyball in high school.
PERSONAL: She is the daughter of Scott and Susan Freeman ... Her mother was a collegiate volleyball player ... Majoring in marketing.