WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (1999-2000): Indoor - Just missed an NCAA bid with a PQ throw in 20# weight of 18.70m/61-4 1/4i (1/29/00, Reno) to win event at Silver State Invite…also PR'd in shot put with heave of 14.75m/48-4 3/4i (1/29/00, Reno)…finished third in weight throw at MPSF Championships at 17.91m/58-9 1/4i (2/26/00, Reno)…lifetime best discus throw of 48.36m/158-8i came indoors at McDonald's II (2/18/00, Moscow)…Outdoor - Finally reached an NCAA Championship with a school record hammer throw of 58.76m/192-9 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16/00, Walnut)…finished 19th at NCAAs…at Pac-10 Championships placed eighth in the shot put at 14.09m/46-2 3/4 (5/21/00, Eugene)…SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Indoor - Finished sixth in 20# weight throw at MPSF Championships with mark of 16.73m/54-10 3/4i…14th in shot put (13.01m/42-8 1/4i) at same meet (2/20/99, Reno)…PR of 13.41m/44-0i in shot came at Silver State meet (1/23/99, Reno)…PR of 16.87m/54-4 1/4i in weight throw was second place at Wolf Pack Invitational (1/30/99, Reno)…Outdoor - Sixth place in the hammer at Pac-10 Championships returned Thornton as school record-holder at 54.24m/177-11 mark (5/22/99, Tempe)…upped discus best mark to 47.76m/156-8 at the Pre-Pac-10 Qualifier (5/16/99, Tucson)…FRESHMAN (1997-98): Indoor - Opened collegiate career with season-best effort of 12.66m/41-6 1/2i in shot put (1/17/98, Cheney)...finished sixth in 20# Weight at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with second-best WSU all-time mark of 16.53m/54-2 3/4i (2/28/98, Reno)...was 23rd in shot at MPSF...Outdoor - Outstanding first-year hammer thrower...best throw of 52.30m/171-7 (4/4/98, Eugene) is second in school all-time marks and best mark for a freshman...also NCAA provisional qualifying mark...finished 10th at Pac-10 Championships hammer throw with distance of 50.74m/166-6 (5/24/98, Stanford).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 10 letters at Shelton High…three years on varsity volleyball and basketball teams…lettered four times in track and field for coaches Mark Jenson and Pete Janda...selected most improved in volleyball as a FRESHMAN…as a SOPHOMORE named track team MVP and honored with coaches award...JUNIOR year earned volleyball MVP and basketball most inspirational…voted captain, MVP, and most inspirational on track team...during her SENIOR year, captained all three teams…selected to volleyball first team all-league…also tabbed volleyball MVP…given captain’s award in both volleyball and basketball…renamed track MVP for the third straight year...power lifter as prep winning first place at 198-pound weight.
PERSONAL. Born 12/14/78 at Seattle, Wash...father William played football at Central Washington and Western Washington...mother Donelle...brothers David (6/4/82) and Jeffery (5/4/82)...sister Jennifer (8/31/76)...majoring in kinesiology at WSU.
ANDREA THORNTON’S WASHINGTON STATE BESTS: Indoor: Shot Put - 14.75m/48-4 3/4i (1/29/00, Reno), 20# Weight - 18.70m/61-4 1/4i (1/29/00, Reno). Outdoor: Shot Put - 14.09m/46-2 3/4 (5/21/00, Eugene), Discus - 47.76m/156-8 (5/16/99, Tucson), Hammer - 58.76m/192-9 SR (4/16/00, Walnut).
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