2009 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (Shot Put)
2009 NCAA Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
2008 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (Shot Put)
2008 NCAA Indoor Qualifier (Shot Put)
2009 Outdoor: Finished 13th in the shot put at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 18.27 meters (59-11.25) in the prelims ... Placed fifth in the shot put at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a mark of 18.20m (59-8.5) ... Regionally qualified in the shot put at the Tiger Track Classic, finishing fourth with a throw of 17.38m (57-0.25) ... Improved to 18.10m (59-4.75) at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational ... Also qualified in the discus at the Spec Towns meet with a personal-best mark of 55.64m (182-6) that ranks sixth in school history ... Improved again in the shot put to 18.58m (60-11.5) while placing third at the War Eagle Invitational ... Fifth in the shot put and 13th in the discus at the Triton Invitational ... Placed third in both the shot put and discus at the Georgia Invitational.
2009 Indoor: Earned All-American honors in the shot put by finishing eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 18.63 meters (61-1.5) ... Provisionally qualified in the shot put at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic, finishing second at the meet with a throw of 18.56 meters (60-10.75) ... Won the shot put at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a provisional mark of 17.89m (58-8.5) ... Improved to an indoor personal-best mark of 19.18m (62-11.25) while placing second at the Iowa State Classic ... His throw ranks second in Auburn indoor history ... Finished fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a throw of 18.12m (59-5.5).
2008 Outdoor: Finished 19th in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a throw of 17.59m (57-8.5) ... Finished third in the shot put at the Mideast Regional Championships with a mark of 18.09m (59-4.25) ... Regionally qualified in two events at the Tiger Track Classic, finishing third in the shot put with a mark of 17.88m (58-8) and seventh in the discus with a throw of 52.79m (173-2) ... Improved on both marks at the LSU Tiger Invitational, winning the shot put with a mark of 18.99m (62-3.75) and placing second in the discus with a throw of 54.83m (179-11) ... His mark in the shot put ranks him third in Auburn outdoor history.
2008 Indoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put ... Just missed making the finals, finishing 11th with a mark of 17.79m (58-4.5) ... Provisionally qualified in the shot put at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic with a throw of 17.86m (58-7.25), placing third overall and second among collegians ... Improved to a mark of 18.52m (60-9.25) while finishing second at the ISU Classic ... That mark ranks fifth in Auburn indoor history ... Won the shot put at the season-opening Clemson Invitational with a mark of 17.59m (57-8.5) ... Also finished first at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a mark of 18.26m (59-11).
At Indiana: Finished sixth in the discus at the Mideast Regional with a season-best mark of 53.80m (176-6) ... Placed third at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the discus with a throw of 52.40m (171-11) and eighth in the shot put ... 10th in the shot put at the regional meet ... Season-best shot put mark was 17.48m (57-4.25) ... During the indoor season, had season-best marks of 17.67m (57-11.75) in the shot put and 16.06m (52-8.25) in the weight throw.
High School: Placed 13th in Group B of the shot put at the 2006 World Junior Olympics with a toss of 16.62m (54-6.50)... 2006 USATF World Junior Team member ... 2006 USA Today All-American in the shot put and discus... 2006 USATF All-American in the shot put and discus ... 2005 and 2006 Nike All-American in the discus... Earned back-to-back state championships in the shot put in 2005 and 2006 and won a state title in the discus in 2005... Four-year letterwinner in football, basketball and track and field at Seymour High ... Was a Herald-Times All-State Top 33 selection for football ... Earned Associated Press All-State First Team honors in 2006... Earned Team MVP honors for basketball three times... Was a four-time all-conference honoree and county player of the year.
Personal: Born July 17, 1987 ... Daughter of James and Christine Werskey ... Majoring in business.