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Karlee McQuillen
Karlee McQuillen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Johnstown, Pa.

High School:
Westmont Hilltop

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR


Personal Records

Outdoor
Javelin: 176-2 (53.70) PSU Record

On the International Stage ... || 2008 Outdoor || Competed at the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where she finished 14th overall.

On the National Scene ... || 2010 Outdoor || Had an outstanding competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing third in the javelin with a season-best toss of 171-2 (52.17) ... After launching a then-season best mark of 169-3 (51.60) to claim first place after the first flight, was bumped to fourth in the penultimate round but bounced back to throw her season best on her final effort and earn bronze-medal honors - the highest-ever finish by a Nittany Lion woman in the javelin ... Made the NCAA Championships for the third-straight year via a third-place finish at the NCAA First Round with a throw of 162-9 (49.62). || 2009 Outdoor || An NCAA finalist in the javelin throw ... Placed 10th overall with a toss of 163-3 (49.77) in the final, earning All-America honors for the second-straight year ... Claimed top honors at the NCAA East Regional for the second-consecutive year with a mark of 171-1 (52.16) also setting a new facility record. || 2008 Outdoor || Earned All-America honors with a ninth place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Championships - the highest finish of any freshman in the field ... Threw a personal-best and school-record 176-2 (53.70) in the event preliminaries ... Posted a gold-medal finish at the USATF Junior National Championships with a meet-record 171-5 (52.24) ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships thanks to a win at the NCAA East Regional Championships where she posted a mark of 175-10 (53.60).

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2010 Outdoor || Earned silver-metal standing for the second-straight year with a throw of 158-7 (48.34). || 2009 Outdoor || Earned runner-up honors in the javelin with a season-best effort of 175-11 (53.62). || 2008 Outdoor || Placed third in her first Big Ten appearance with a toss of 169-9 (51.75).

In the Field ... || 2010 Outdoor || Won the Women's Championship Javelin at Penn Relays with a toss of 162-7 (49.57) ... Earned victories at the Bucknell Team Challenge, Jesse Owens Classic, and Penn State Open ... Placed second at Florida Relays. || 2009 Outdoor || Recorded victories at the Jim Click Shootout and Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed second in the Championship Javelin at Penn Relays, posting a toss of 169-8 (51.72). || 2008 Outdoor || Opened the season with a third-place effort at the Oregon Pepsi Challenge ... Won top honors at the Sun Angel Classic ... Took second at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Claimed runner-up honors in the championship section at Penn Relays.

|| High School || A two-time Nike Outdoor National champion in the javelin with winning throws of 149-9 (45.64) in 2007, and 150-1 (45.76) in 2006 ... personal-best 162-4 was the best throw in the country in 2006, as well as a Pennsylvania state record ... 2007 Penn Relays champion ... Pa. state champion in 2006 and 2007 ... state runner-up in 2005 ... Two-time District VI javelin champion ... a 2007 USA Today All-USA selection.

|| Personal || Daughter of Thomas and Debbie McQuillen ... Born May 31, 1989 ... Majoring in Education.

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