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Christine Kirkwood
Position: Javelin
Height: 5'10"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Othello, Washington
High School: Othello High
PAC-12 SCORER
WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Outdoor - Struggled with back spasms all season...only toss of year was 43.80m/143-8 at USC Trojan Invite.
 
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Transferred to WSU from Air Force Academy in January 2012…Outdoor - Threw season-best javelin distance of 50.05m/164-2 at USC Trojan Invite (3/24/12, Los Angeles)…mark is fifth-best in WSU all-time records…finished third at Pac-12 Championships with toss of 49.31m/161-9…at NCAA Preliminary Rounds threw 44.74m/146-9 (21st)…competed at 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Bloomington, Ind.)…finished fourth after throw of 45.84m/150-4.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned nine varsity letters at Othello High…one in volleyball…four in basketball for coach Laurie Stickel…four in track and field for coach Justin Johnson…named to All-Central Washington Athletic Conference basketball first team twice and second team twice…named league Co-MVP for basketball senior year…named all-league in volleyball as senior…won 2A state javelin title as sophomore, junior and senior…set state record of 173-9 senior year…named prep All-American twice.
 
PERSONAL. Born in January 1993 in Moses Lake, Washington…father Donald is a manager in agriculture sales…mother Angela works in billing and accounting…older brothers Greg and Geoff…older sisters Cody (Parrish) and Caitlin and Courtney (Simmons)…Greg played football at the Air Force Academy…dad, Cody and Geoff all graduated from WSU…Courtney was a two-time All-American javelin thrower (2010 and 2011) and 2012 WSU women’s team captain…Othello High valedictorian with 4.0 grade point average…ASB secretary…Honor Society vice president…majoring in sport science at WSU.
 
KIRKWOOD’S WSU BEST
Javelin - 50.05m / 164-2 (2012)
 
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2012    Javelin                  3rd           49.31m / 161-9
 
NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES
2012    Javelin                  21st          44.74m / 146-9