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Cherilyn Bunker Athlete Profile

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Cherilyn Bunker-Hawkins

Position: Throws Height: 5-9 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2014-2016 Hometown: Newport, OR Last School: Newport High School


  • Birthplace: Newport, Oregon
  • Parents are Pamela and Brent Bunker
  • Has seven siblings
  • Major: Public Health, Health Promotion
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: Playing and composing music for the piano, surfing and spending time with my family.
  • Interesting facts: Cherilyn grew up acting and singing in the following performing arts productions: Faith in Every Footstep, Suessical, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, The Taming of the Shrew, Cinderella, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Before BYU

  • Four-time District Champion in the shot put
  • Four-time District Champion in the discus
  • Two-time District Champion in the javelin
  • Two-time District Champion in 100-meter hurdles
  • Three-time State Champion in the shot put
  • Two-time State Runner-Up in discus


Personal Bests: Shot put – 14.05m (46' 1.25''); discus – 44.90m (147' 4''); hammer throw – 42.75m (140' 3''); weight throw – 14.69m (48' 2.5''); javelin – 43.01m (141' 1'')

2014 | Freshman Year


  • At 2015 BYU Indoor Cougar Invitational, placed 9th in both discus and weight throw, and 8th in shot put
  • Finished 8th in shot put at Air Force Invitational
  • Set personal best in weight throw with mark of 48-02.5 (14.69m) at Air Force Collegiate Open, while also placing 10th in shot put
  • Placed 10th in both shot put and weight throw in Wildcat Indoor Open


  • Placed 5th in shot put at USC Trojan Invitational
  • At 36th SDSU Aztec Invitational, finished 1st in shot put, 3rd in discus and 6th in hammer throw
  • Took 3rd in discus and 4th in shot put at San Francisco State Distance Carnival 
  • Placed 2nd in shot put, 4th in discus and 6th in hammer throw at Rafer/JJK Collegiate Invitational
  • At USU Mark Faldmo Invitational, took 1st in shot put, 6th in discus and 8th in hammer throw
  • Finished 1st in javelin, 2nd in shot put and 3rd in discus at 2014 BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Placed 6th in shot put, 7th in discus and 9th in javelin at Virginia Challenge
  • Took 6th in javelin and 10th in discus at Georgia Tech Invitational

2015 | Sophomore Year


  • Placed 1st in shot put at UNLV Randall Cunningham Track Classic
  • At Trojan Invitational, finished 5th in shot put and 10th in javelin
  • Took 3rd in shot put and 5th in javelin at 37th SDSU Aztec Invitational 
  • Placed 8th at 36th Sun Angel Classic in javelin
  • Finished 3rd in javelin at 2015 Mesa Classic
  • Took 6th in javelin at BYU Robison Invitational

2016 | Junior Year


  • Placed 3rd in the discus throw and shot put at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Took 16th in the shot put at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 
  • Finished 2nd in the shot uput at the Air Force Invitational, with a season best of 13.26m
  • Placed 16th in the shot put at the UW Invitational 
  • Took 9th in the shot put at the Iowa State Classic 
  • Finished 20th in the shot put at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships