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Rachel Fatherly
Rachel  Fatherly


Williamsport, Pa.

High School:
Williamsport Area




Five Nittany Lions Open USATF Championships

Franek, Loxsom and Kidder advance on to next round in respective events


Eleven Nittany Lions Headed to USATF Championships

Eleven current and former Nittany Lions slated to compete at USA Championships


Three Nittany Lions Receive First Team All-America Honors

Darrell Hill, Brannon Kidder and Steve Waithe named First Team All-Americans


Fatherly, Gerlach Tally Top-15 Finishes Thursday

Rachel Fatherly placed 10th in the shot put and Tori Gerlach finished 14th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase


Hill Finishes Second at NCAA's

Senior Darrell Hill tied the highest finish in school history in the shot put


On the National Stage... || 2014 Outdoor ||
Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the hammer throw and the shot put ... Finished 15th in the shot put with her lifetime-best throw of 52-10 and took 35th in the hammer throw with her toss of 177-0 ... Ranks fourth all-time in the shot put (52-10) at Penn State || 2013 Outdoor || Impressive among the national junior ranks, qualifying for the USATF Junior Championships in the shot put, discus, and hammer ... Made appearances at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in both the shot put and the discus ... Top finish at first round was 24th in the shot put

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2014 Outdoor || Tallied three top-10 finishes at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a sixth-place finish in the discus throw (159-8), claimed seventh in the shot put (50-8.75) and finished ninth in the hammer throw (173-5) || 2014 Indoor || Finished third in the weight throw (65-0) and tallied a season-best mark of 52-1.75 to place fourth in the shot put ... Her mark of 52-1.75 ranks fourth all-time at Penn State || 2013 Outdoor || Recorded three outstanding finishes, taking 10th in the discus and 12th in both the shot put and the hammer ... Posted a lifetime-best 178-0 (54.26) in the hammer at the conference meet, as well as a toss of 49-5 (15.06) in the shot put - just six centimeters off her PR || 2013 Indoor || Scored 17th-place finishes in both the shot and the weight in her first-career conference appearance

In the Field... || 2014 Outdoor || Competed in the discus, hammer throw and the shot put ... Won five events during the outdoor season ... At the season-opening Crimson Tide Invitational, Fatherly tallied a lifetime-best mark of 161-5 in the discus throw ... Posted a lifetime-best distance of 181-1 in the hammer throw at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Moved into seventh all-time in the discus throw (161-5) and sixth all-time in the hammer throw (181-1) in the Penn State record books || 2014 Indoor || Competed in the shot put and the weight throw ... At the season-opening Penn State Relays, Fatherly won the weight throw (59-0.75) and placed second in the shot put (47-5) ... At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, Fatherly won the shot put (51-5) and set a lifetime-best mark of 66-0.5 in the weight throw to place second, which ranks fourth all-time at Penn State || 2013 Outdoor || Fared extremely well at the Jim Thorpe Open, posting PRs in both the shot put (49-7.25/15.12), and the discus (160-8/48.97) ... Placed third in the "Eastern" shot put at the prestigious Penn Relays Carnival ... Finished second in the shot, discus, and hammer at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Held her own against national-class competition at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, finishing fourth in the shot, sixth in the hammer, and seventh in the discus || 2013 Indoor || Started the year with a bang, finishing third in the weight and fourth in the shot at the Penn State Relays ... Turned in PRs in both the shot and the weight at the SPIRE D-I Invitational, posting performances of 49-0.25 (14.94) in the shot and 57-5 (17.50) in the weight ... Also earned a pair of top five finishes at the Nittany Lion Challenge, taking third in the shot and fifth in the weight

Before Penn State... || High School || Enjoyed an outstanding finish to her senior year, winning both the shot put and the discus at the PIAA Outdoor Championships, capping an undefeated outdoor season in both events ... Outdoor shot put PR of 47-11.50 was ranked first in the state and 15th in the nation in 2012 ... Was the Penn Relays Champion in the shot put as a senior with a toss of 47-5 ... Placed second at the 2012 PTFCA Indoor State Championships in the shot put and went on to place fourth in the event at New Balance Indoor Nationals ... Finished third in the shot and the discus at the PIAA State Championships as a junior ... Placed second in the "emerging elite" discus at New Balance Outdoor Nationals following her junior year

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 52-1.75 (15.89) 52-10 (16.10)
Discus *** 161-5 (49.21)
Hammer *** 181-1 (55.20)
20lb Weight 66-0.5 (20.13) ***
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