Kartsi Leppaluoto Athlete Profile

Kartsi Leppaluoto

Position: Throws Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 1990-1991 Hometown: Oulu


  • 1990 USTFCA Shot Put (Outdoor)


Majoring in english...valedictorian and Singer of the Year at Madison High in San Diego.

Before BYU

Transfer from San Diego State, where she was a 1988 PCAA Student/Athlete...placed third in the shot put at 1986 California State Meet...member of Finnish National Track and Field team...Finnish National Champion in Olympic lifting in 82.5kg category, placed second in shot put; set nine Finnish record overall in Olympic lifting at European Women's Olympic Lifting Championships...won a bronze medal in snatch with 80.0kg and placed fourth in the clean jerk with 95.0kg for a combined total of 175kg for bronze medal overall.


NCAA Outdoor All-American: 1990 (Shot Put)

Other College

San Diego State


BYU Indoor Record Holder: Shot Put- 52-4
BYU Outdoor  Record Holder: Shot Put- 51-1

1990 | Junior Year

Received an All-America award in shot put at NCAA championships for placing eighth with a throw of 49-07.75...placed first in shot put at HCAC Championships for All-HCAC honors...notched 14 straight shot put victories from January-May.