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Player bio: Becky Potter :: Track

  Becky Potter
Becky Potter
Player Profile

Gig Harbor, Washington

High School:
Gig Harbor HS




WSU CAREER. SENIOR (1999-2000): Indoor - Set school record in 20# weight throw with NCAA PQ mark of 18.75m/61-6 1/4i winning the MPSF Championships title (2/25/00, Reno)…also finished fourth in the shot put with mark of 14.19m/46-6 3/4i…REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2000): Outdoor - Top shot put of season was 14.24m/46-8 3/4 for third at Stanford Invitational (3/25/00, Stanford)…JUNIOR (1998-99): Indoor - Shows compete recovery from surgery with full throwing schedule…tosses 20# weight for school record and NCAA PQ of 17.72m/58-1 3/4i for second at US West Invite (2/12/99, Colorado Springs)…finished third in weight throw at MPSF Championships with 17.59m/57-8 1/2i, and sixth in the shot put with a mark of 14.22/46-8i (2/20/99, Reno)…REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (1999): Outdoor - Consistent point-getter for Cougar women…at Pac-10 Championships finished fourth in shot put with PR of 14.80m/48-6 3/4 and ninth in discus with PR of 48.54m/159-3 (5/22/99, Tempe)…career-best mark in hammer of 52.28m/171-6 was second-place at Washington dual (4/17/99, Seattle)…18th in hammer at Pac-10s…SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Indoor - Set school record in 20# Weight with throw of 17.54m/57-6 1/2i for first place at Wolf Pack Invite (1/31/98, Reno)...second-place finish in shot put at same meet was school’s seventh-farthest mark at 14.00m/45-11 1/4i...finished 11th in shot put at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Medical redshirt after shoulder surgery...FRESHMAN (1996-97): Indoor - Began collegiate career with a bang…won shot put with pr 13.53m/44-4 3/4i and took third in 20# weight throw at EWU Early Bird Open (1/18/97, Cheney)…next week set school record in 20# weight with 15.33m/50-3 1/2i at Silver State Invitational (1/25/97, Reno)…top indoor discus mark was 43.62m/143-1i win at McDonald’s II (2/15/97, Moscow)…won 20# weight throw at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meet with NCAA provisional qualifying and new school mark of 16.67m/54-8 1/4i (2/22/97, Reno)…Outdoor - Had a full schedule in outdoor season with 10 meets of throwing shot put, discus and hammer…discus pr of 46.64m/153-0 came at Cardinal Invitational (5/9/97, Stanford), seventh in school standings…top hammer throw was Palouse Invitational win with 48.74m/159-11 toss, freshman outdoor record and second-best in WSU all-time history…at Pac-10 meet, finished 11th in shot, 10th in discus and scored at eighth in the hammer (48.14m/158-11, 5/24-25/97, Seattle).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 10 letters at Gig Harbor High - two in golf for coach Pete Jansen, four in basketball for coaches Dan Dizon and Julie Moberg, and four in track and field for coach Joel Wingard...earned all-conference and all-academic in golf, basketball and track all four a FRESHMAN placed first in league in shot and fifth in javelin and set school frosh records in marks were 37-0 1/4 (shot), 102-10 (discus), and 115 (javelin)...during her SOPHOMORE year, qualified for state golf meet and voted most improved team finished second in league and in top 10 in state...won league shot and discus, second in state meet was second in shot, sixth in discus and seventh in javelin...voted most improved field won state AA marks 40-11 (shot), 125-9 (discus), and 127-7 (javelin) were all school her JUNIOR year basketball team was second in league and top 16 in state...voted first team All-Pierce County league and best offensive track won league shot, discus and javelin titles...won state shot put, placed second in discus and fourth in was league and state AA champs...received coaches’ award...rewrote school records again with best marks of 43-0 3/4 (shot), 137-7 (discus), and 135-5 (javelin) a SENIOR, basketball team placed second in league and top 10 in state...voted first team All-Pierce County League and team’s captain...track best efforts were school records in shot put (43-11 1/2), discus (139-8), and javelin (135-5) state meet won shot put title, was second in discus and fifth in javelin...Lake Washington shot put champ...voted MVP of girls track and field team.

PERSONAL. Born Rebecca Ann Potter on 12/13/77 at Tacoma, Wash...father Tim is an insurance agent...mother Jorja is an insurance office manager...three sisters - Amy Foster (2/10/74), Katy Potter (9/2/87) and Kelsey Potter (11/7/90)...Junior Achievement and Masonic Education Awards...played tenor saxophone in Wind Ensemble...majoring in kinesiology at WSU.

BECKY POTTER’S WASHINGTON STATE BESTS: Indoor: Shot Put - 14.44m/47-4 1/2i (1/23/99, Reno), 20# weight throw - 18.75m/61-6 1/4i SR (2/25/00, Reno). Outdoor: Shot Put - 14.80m/48-6 3/4 (5/22/99, Tempe), Discus - 48.54m/159-3 (5/22/99, Tempe), Hammer - 52.28m/171-6 (4/17/99, Seattle).

Washington State Cougars Track & Field