Five Minnesota throwers competed in the weight throw at the Northwest Open Saturday
Assistant coach Peter Miller previews the throwing events for the Gophers
Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees
Many of the Gophers will compete in their final meet of the season this weekend
The Gophers will compete at St. Thomas, Hamline and Iowa this week
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed at five meets with four appearances in the shot put and one in the weight throw • placed 14th in shot put at the Big Ten Championship with a season-best throw of 14.58m (47-10.00) • finished as runner-up in the shot put (14.22m, 46-08.00) at the Parents Day Invite • finished as runner-up in the weight throw with a career-best throw of 16.39m (53-09.25) at the Northwest Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete.
2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in two meets and recorded career-best marks in both her events • placed third in the shot put with a career-best throw of 15.03m (49-03.75) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • took second in the shot put (13.95m, 45-09.25) and sixth in the weight throw with a career-best 16.38m (53-09.00) at the Minnesota Open.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • competed in the shot put at six meets and the hammer throw at three meets • placed second in the shot with a season-best throw of 14.93m (48-11.75) at the Triton Invitational • placed 18th in the shot at the Big Ten Championship (13.95m, 45-09.25) • recorded a career-best mark of 53.47m (175-06) in the hammer throw at the Triton Invitational.
2014 Season - Indoor: Recorded a season-best throw of 48-07.50 (14.82m) in the shot put for fifth place at Iowa State Classic • finished fifth in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 51-05.75 (15.69m) at Parents Day Open • finished 11th in the shot put (46-01.25, 14.05m) at Big Tens • competed in the weight throw at Big Tens (49-09.75, 15.18m).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the shot put, discus and hammer throw • finished 17th in the discus (136-00, 41.46m) at Big Ten Championships • competed in the shot put at Big Tens and NCAA West Prelims but did not record a mark • recorded the Gophers' season-best throw of 49-01.50 (14.97m) in the shot for sixth place at UC San Diego • threw a season-best 146-08 (44.71m) in the discus for fifth place at TSU Relays • competed in the hammer throw twice, including a season-best throw of 159-06 (48.62m) for fifth place at USF Collegiate.
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Belmont High School • 2010 Wisconsin state champion in discus • 2011 and 2012 runner-up in both shot put and discus • four-time Six Rivers Conference discus champion and three-time shot put champion • 2012 Wisconsin State Journal Female Athlete of the Year • 2012 Pat Richter Award winner as the state's Triple Play Triple Threat Female Athlete of the Year • holds school records in discus (147-5) and shot put (45-7 1/4) • also a standout in basketball and volleyball • WIAA Scholar Athlete • National Honor Society member • earned awards in science and history.
Personal: Born March 28, 1994 • daughter of David and Jackie Kamps • has three siblings: Kara, Kassi and Keegan • mother (volleyball) and father (track and basketball) played sports at UW-Platteville • sisters Kara (basketball at UW-Whitewater) and Kassi (currently in track at Winona State) were also student-athletes • major is kinesiology • enjoys juggling, hanging out with friends, being outdoors, camping and playing sports with her family, and playing saxophone.
|Kamps' Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Shot Put||49-03.75, 15.03m||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/24/15)|
|Weight Throw||53-09.25, 16.39m||Northwest Open (1/9/16)|
|Kamps' Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Shot Put||49-01.50, 14.97m||UC San Diego (4/26/14)|
|Discus||146-08, 44.71m||TSU Relays (3/22/14)|
|Hammer Throw||175-06, 53.47m||UC San Diego (4/25/15)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
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Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.