Track & Field

Kristen Gaffey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iowa City, Iowa

High School:
Regina

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR/SR

Kristen Gaffey

05/11/2013

Marquette Finishes Competition at Louisville and North Central

Winter leads the way with a third-place finish

05/05/2013

Track & Field Concludes Action at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU men placed 12th, women 13th at BIG EAST

05/04/2013

Carlye Schuh Places Second in Long Jump at BIG EAST

MU men in ninth, women 11th at Rutgers

05/02/2013

Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers

04/26/2013

Koeck and Schuh Shatter Marquette Records at Benedictine Twilight

Koeck and Schuh with huge PRs in Illinois

Personal Bests (as of June 2013):

Indoor-
Shot Put:
46-10.25/14.28 meters (No. 6 all-time at MU)
Weight:
47-7.25/14.51 meters

Outdoor-
Shot Put:
47-11.25/14.61 meters (No. 3)
Discus:
154-0/46.95 meters (No. 6)
Hammer: 130-8/39.82 meters


2012-13:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Track & Field team captain
Indoor (Jr.): Competed in the shot put and the weight throw during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Finished first in the shot put at the UW-Parkside Classic (Feb. 2) with a distance of 14.28 meters (46 feet, 10 1/4 inches), a mark that qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... Posted a new personal-best and the No. 6 mark on MU's all-time list in the shot put with a distance of 14.28 meters (46 feet, 10 1/4 inches) at the BIG EAST indoor meet to place eighth ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Jr.): Competed in the shot put and the discus during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Registered a BIG EAST qualifying mark in every toss during the 2013 outdoor season in both the shot put and the discuss... Placed first in the shot put and the discus at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) with a distance of 13.54 meters (44 feet, 5 1/4 inches) and 46.43 meters (152 feet, 4 inches), respectively... Posted a seventh-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a distance of 14.01 meters (44 feet, 11 3/4 inches)... Recorded a first-place finish at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) in the discus with a toss of 44.98 meters (147 feet, 7inches) ... Placed 10th in the discus at the BIG EAST outdoor meet with a top toss of 142 feet (43.28 meters) ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.

2011-12:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Gaffey competed in the shot put event six times during the indoor campaign, including a eighth place finish at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 19) with a throw of 44-11.50 (13.70 meters) ... Won the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet with a personal-best throw of 45-05.75 (13.86 meters). Competed at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4) and finished 18th ... Placed seventh at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14) ... Also participated in the weight throw event at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3), but did not record a distance...2012 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (So.): Gaffey primarily competed in the shot put and discus events during the outdoor campaign ... Recorded distances of 43 feet (13 meters) and above all nine times she competed in the shot put ... Notched the third best distance in school history and a personal best distance of 47-11.25 (14.61 meters) at the Cardinal Twilight (May 11) ... Competed in the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships, finishing 10th ... Won the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) meet ... Won the both the shot put and discus events at the Marquette Invitational (Apr. 28) ... She threw the discus at nine events, including a 12th place finish at the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships ... Gaffey recorded the sixth best distance in school history and a personal-best heave of 154-00 (46.95 meters) at the Cardinal Twilight (May 11) ... Also competed in the hammer throw event, notching a personal-best distance of 130-08 (39.82 meters) at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (Mar. 30)...2012 Outdoor Performance List.

2010-11:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Marquette Women's Track & Field Freshman of the Year

Indoor (Fr.):
During her freshman year, Gaffey moved into the Marquette top-10 list in the shot put during both the indoor (No. 7) and outdoor seasons (No. 10) ... Threw the shot put and the weight throw indoors, reaching personal records of 46 feet, 5 1/4 inches (14.15 meters) at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 15) and 47-7.25 (14.51 meters) at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 11), respectively... Won the indoor shot put at the UWM Dual (Jan. 22) with a throw of 44-7 (13.59 meters)... Placed ninth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the shot put where she threw 45-10 (13.97 meters).
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the shot put and discus at nine meets during the outdoor season ... Notched a top throw in the outdoor shot put on May 7 to place ninth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (44-6/13.56 meters), which is the No. 10 mark in program history ... Captured meet titles in the outdoor shot put at the USF Open (March 11) and the DePaul Invitational (April 16) ... Finished 18th in the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a top toss of 128-8 (39.22 meters) ... Notched a PR of 137-3 (41.84 meters) in the discus at the season-opening USF Open on March 11 ... Launched a season-best 122-2 (37.25 meters) hammer throw at the USF Bulls Invitational (March 18).

High School: Gaffey earned four letters in track and field at Iowa City Regina High School and was a three-year captain. She finished third in the shot put at the 2010 Iowa 2A outdoor state meet with a toss of 38 feet, 7 1/2 inches and placed second in the discus. She also competed at the Iowa indoor Championships and earned fourth place in the shot put. Gaffey competed in 2009 and 2010 at the prestigious Drake Relays in the shot put and discus. In 2010, she earned runner-up honors in the discus and third place in the shot put. As a senior earned seventh place in the discus and eighth in the shot put at the national meet. In 2009, she was the runner-up at the state meet in the shot put and was a state qualifier every year of her high school career. While at Regina, the National Honor Society member recorded personal-best marks of 43-9 in the shot put and 135-10 in the discus.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2013-
Shot Put: 8th (46-10.25/14.28 meters)
2012-
Shot Put: 8th (44-11.50/13.70 meters)
2011-
Shot Put:
9th (45-10/13.97 meters)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2013-
Shot Put: 7th (45-11.75/14.01 meters)
Discus: 10th (142-0/43.28 meters)
2012-

Shot Put: 10th (45-0.50/13.73 meters)
Discus: 12th (140-1/42.71 meters)
2011-
Shot Put: 9th (44-6/13.56 meters)
Discus: 18th (128-8/39.22 meters)

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