Personal Bests (as of June 2017):
Shot Put: 12.67 meters/41-7 feet
Weight Throw: 15.65 meters /51-4.25 feet
Shot Put: 12.23 meters/40-1.5 feet
Discus: 42.84 meters/140-6 feet
Hammer: 47.80 meters/ 161-3 feet
Indoor (So.): Placed 13th in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a distance of 11.14 meters ... Took second place at UW-Parkside Fall Finale in weight throw for a throw of 15.52 meters ... Claimed third place twice during the indoor season in the weight throw at Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invite and the UWM John Tierney Classic with distances of 15.85 and 15.01, respectively
Outdoor (So.): Just missed the podium with fourth place in the BIG EAST Championships with her hammer throw of 47.80 meters ... Took home bronze at the Marquette Duals in discus throw of 40.24.
BIG EAST All-Academic Team
Indoor (Fr.): Placed as high as fifth place in her debut season with Marquette ... Placed fifth in the weight throw at a distance of 14.78 meters at the UW-Parkside Classic.
Outdoor (Fr.): Claimed bronze at the BIG EAST Championship in the discus throw with a throw of 40.76 meters ... Competed in five meets during her first outdoor season.
Prior to Marquette: Gaffey was a three-year letterwinner in track and field and also lettered once in basketball at Regina High School in Iowa City, Iowa … Was a three-time state qualifier in the discus, placing third as a junior and fifth as a senior … Also qualified twice for the prestigious Drake Relays … Awarded the school’s Most Outstanding Field Athlete three years in a row … Won conference title in discus as both a junior and senior and took first place at District’s as a senior as well … Member of 4-H for nine years, while also being involved in Key Club and Operation Smile.
Personal: Gaffey was born in Iowa City, Iowa and is the third of four children to James and Sally Gaffey … Has one sister, Kristen who graduated from Marquette in 2014 after a four-year career as a thrower on the track and field team, and two brothers, Daniel, who is a sophomore on the football team at the University of Iowa, and Josh … Plans to major in nursing.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships:
Shot Put: 13th (11.14 meters/36-6.75 feet)
Shot Put: 8th (11.73 meters/38-6 feet)
Weight Throw: 7th (14.76 meters/48-5.25 feet)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships:
Shot Put: 12th (10.70 meters/35-1.25 feet)
Hammer: 4th (47.80 meters/156-10 feet)
Discus: 8th (34.94 meters/114-7 feet)
Shot Put: 5th (12.23 meters/40-1.5 feet)
Hammer: 6th (43.40 meters/142-5 feet)
Discus: 3rd (40.67 meters/133-5 feet)