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  Jessica Pressley
Jessica Pressley

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RS Senior

Elk Grove, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Creek HS




ASU T&F To Wrap Up Season at NCAA Outdoor Champs

National championships will be on the line in Eugene, Ore., this weekend as the Sun Devil track and field team wraps up the 2012-13 ASU competition calendar.


Sun Devil T&F Welcomes UA, NAU To Tempe for Dual Meet

The Arizona State men and women will look to keep their winning streaks against their in-state rivals alive this weekend.

Arizona State: Returning national champion after winning the outdoor shot put crown with a toss of 18.00m (59-00.75)... is one of only 13 women to have recorded a shot put mark over 18.00m in college... her top shot put toss of 18.16m (59-07.00) ranks as the third-best in Pac-10 history... earned All-America honors for her shot put finish outdoors and added another honor after finishing third at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put with the second-best throw in school history at 17.03m (55-10.50)... is the school-record holder in the indoor weight throw (21.39m/70-02.25)... also ranks second all-time in the outdoor shot put (18.16m/59-07.00) and hammer (63.51m/208-04)... ranks fourth in the discus (56.18m/184-04) as well... 2007 Outdoor: Won her first national title by taking the shot put with a toss of 18.00m (59-00.75)... is one of only 13 women to have recorded a shot put mark over 18.00m in college... one of only three women to compete in three throwing events at the NCAA Championships... placed 14th in the discus and 26th in the hammer... won the NCAA West Region in the shot put (17.84m) after taking second in the Pac-10 (17.47m)... scored in all three events at the Pac-10 meet, added fifth-place finishes in the hammer and discus... placed fourth in the shot put (17.57m) at the USA Championships... 2007 Indoor: Earned All-America honors by placing third in the shot put (17.03m) at the NCAA Championships... her mark ties for the second-best in school history... also finished 16th at the national meet in the weight throw... took runner-up honors in the shot put and weight throw at the MPSF Championships... 2006 Outdoor: Was the only Sun Devil to earn two All-America honors in one meet on the year as she took home awards in the discus (fifth place) and shot put (sixth place)... in the shot put, place sixth nationally with a throw of 16.59m after placing third in both the West Region and Pac-10 Championships... placed sixth in the discus with a third of 53.64m at the national championships after placing third in the West Region... scored in two events at the Pac-10 meet, including third place showing in the shot put and eighth in the hammer... set the school record in the shot put at 17.19m before teammate Sarah Stevens broke her mark later in the season... recorded a personal best toss of 56.18m in the discus to finish fourth at the Triton Invitational... competed in the USA Championships, placing 14th in the discus and 19th in the shot put... 2006 Indoor: Earned All-America honors in the weight toss, placing 10th overall and finishing as the eighth American... also competed in the shot put, placing 12th... scored in two events at the MPSF Championships, taking runner-up honors the weight toss and third in the shot put... opened the year with wins in the weight toss as the Arizona-California Challenge and the Air Force Invitational... 2005 Outdoor: Advanced to the finals of the hammer competition at the national meet where she placed ninth and earned All-America honors...won four hammer titles and placed in the Top 10 in all nine meets...runner-up at the Pac-10 meet and fourth in the region...broke the school record on three occasions, becoming the only Sun Devil woman to throw past the 200-foot mark...set the record of 63.15m (208-4) at the Double Dual...runner-up in the shot put at the conference meet before winning the title at the regional event...set the school standard in the event at the NCAA West Region Championships with a toss of 17.05m (55-11.25)...finished 13th at the NCAA Championships...finished in the Top 5 in 10 of 11 meets entered with two wins and five runner-up finishes...also scored in the discus at the Pac-10 meet, placing seventh overall...threw the fifth-best discus mark in school history (55.07m/180-8) to finish second at the Arizona International... 2005 Indoor: Redshirted... 2004 Outdoor: Reshirted... 2004 Indoor: Won three of the five weight throw competitions she entered (NAU Invite, Double Dual and Washington Last Chance)...recorded a personal best in the event with a toss of 62-8.00 at the UW Last Chance meet...placed in the Top 6 in the shot put four of five finish was fourth at the NAU Invitational while her top mark of 48-0.5 came at the Mountain T Invitational where she placed fifth.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Laguna Creek High School (Elk Grove, Calif.)...won shot put titles at both the California state meet and the Golden West meet in 2003...named all-league for track in 2003...also named team MVP of the track team as a senior...won sub-section and section titles as well...holds the school record in the shot put at volleyball, was all-league in 2002...named 2002 MVP of volleyball team...also played in the 2002 Optimist game...lettered in track and field and volleyball four times each...captained both teams once.

Personal: Is currently a non-degree graduate student after graduating with a B.S. in Justice Studies and a minor in Sociology in December 2007... parents are Don and Linda Pressley... two siblings: Jason and Sean... born Dec. 27, 1984, in Redwood City, Calif.... hobbies include playing sports of any kind.

Personal Bests - Shot: 59-7.00, Hammer: 208-4, Weight: 70-2.25, Discus: 184-04

IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS (* = All-America honor earned)
Meet Event Time/Mark Place
2007 Outdoor T&F Shot Put (f) 59-00.75 1st *
2007 Outdoor T&F Discus (q) 164-05 14th
2007 Outdoor T&F Hammer (q) 176-11 26th
2007 Indoor T&F Shot Put (f) 55-10.50 3rd *
2007 Indoor T&F Weight Throw (q) 59-00.00 16th
2006 Outdoor T&F Discus (f) 176-00 5th *
2006 Outdoor T&F Shot Put (f) 54-05.25 6th *
2006 Indoor T&F Weight Throw (p) 65-03.00 10th *
2006 Indoor T&F Shot Put (p) 51-08.25 12th
2005 Outdoor T&F Hammer (f) 199-02 9th *
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