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Valentina Srsa
Valentina Srsa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zagreb, Croatia

High School:
Vocational School of Electromechanical Engineering

Event:
Throws

2008 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (Hammer Throw)

2008 SEC Outdoor Champion (Hammer Throw)

2009 Outdoor: Finished fifth at the SEC Championships in the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 54.35m (178-4) ... Was 21st at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet with a mark of 52.47m (172-2) ... Finished second at the War Eagle Invitational.

2009 Indoor: Competed just twice ... Was sixth in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 16.09m (52-9.5) ... Also competed at the Tom Jones Invitational.

2008 Outdoor: Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 25th in the hammer throw with a mark of 55.66m (182-7) ... Won her first career SEC title at the SEC Outdoor Championships, winning the hammer throw with a school-record mark of 60.02m (196-11) ... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships by finishing fifth at the Mideast Regional meet with a mark of 59.03m (193-8) ... Posted her first regional qualifying mark while winning the hammer throw at the LSU Tiger Invitational with a mark of 57.43m (188-5) ... Finished ninth at the Triton Invitational with a throw of 56.91m (186-8).

2008 Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at three meets ... Had a personal-best mark of 18.40m (60-4.5) to place third at the SEC Championships ... Her mark ranks third in Auburn history ... Was fourth at the Tom Jones Classic with a mark of 16.64m (54-7.25) and 13th at the ISU Classic with a throw of 17.88m (58-8).

2007: Did not compete.

2006 Outdoor: Redshirted

2006 Indoor: Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the SEC Championships, posting a season-best mark in the weight throw of 15.89m (52-1.75) ... Best shot put effort came at the Pepsi Invitational, where she fininshed 10th with a mark of 12.56m (41-2.5) ... Also finished 11th in the weight throw at the Pepsi meet and was 13th in that event at the Tyson Invitational.

Prior to Auburn: Silver medalist in the hammer at the 2005 European Junior Championships (63.12m) ... Had a PR of 63.19 (207-3) at the 2003 European Juniors ... PR in the shot put is 14.49m (47-6.5), in the discus is 48.23m (158-3) and in the javelin is 39.94m (131-0) ... Won the hammer at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Quebec.

Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1986 ... Daughter of Josip and Nada Srsa ... Majoring in kinesiology.