Meaghan Heffelfinger Athlete Profile

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Meaghan Heffelfinger

Position: Throws Height: 5-9 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2013-2016 Hometown: Folsom, CA Last School: Vista Del Lago High School

Personal

  • Parents are Debbie and Steve Heffelfinger
  • Loves her family and feels blessed to have had so much support from parents/coaches going through high school
  • Majoring in Communications

Before BYU

  • Personal bests: Hammer- 145-7, Wieght- 48-6, Discus- 127-3,  Shot put- 35-9, Javelin- 96
  • Holds Vista  Del Lago High School records in the discus and shot put
  • Golden State Club record in the hammer and the weight
  • Track and Field two-time MVP 
  • Glen Poole Invitational MVP
  • Two-time league champion and division champion in the discus
  • All-around champion at the Pacific Association Junior Olympics
  • Academic letter in US history and music
  • Leadership award in music
  • Four-year honor roll member
  • Member of the French club, Vista Sports Rraining, Pep Band Club, Symphony Club, Spirit Club, Student Senate, Golden State Throwers and Gold Cal Volleyball

Summary

  • 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track All-Academic 
  • 2015 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track All-Academic 

 

 Personal bests: Weight throw - 17.85m (58-6.75); Shot put - 11.05m (36-30); Hammer throw - 56.19m (184-04); Discus - 46.86m (153-09) 



2013 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • During her first meet as a Cougar, finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 38.36m (125-05.25) at the BYU Invitational. Also finished 14th shot put with a mark of 11.05m (36-03.00)
  • Finished 11th in the weight throw with a mark of 15.41m (50-06.75) at the Air Force Invitational
  • Competed in the shot put during the Air Force Team Challenge with a throw of 10.22m (33-06.50)
  • During the MPSF Championships, finished 15th in the weight throw with a mark of 14.57m (47-09.75).

Outdoor:

  • At the Aztec Invitational, placed fiftth in the hammer throw with a throw of 45.60m (149-07.00)
  • Placed 11th in the hammer throw with a throw of 47.67 (156-04.75) at the UVU Invitational
  • During the Sun Angel Classic, finished 11th in the hammer throw with a mark of 45.90m (150-07)
  • Finished third in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.16m (164-07.00) during the Utah State Invitational
  • Placed seventh overall in the discus with a mark of 40.90m (133-06.00) during the Weber State Twilight

2014 | Sophomore Year

Indoor

  • Started indoor season with two 4th-place finishes in weight throw and discus at 2014 BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Placed 4th in weight throw at Lobo Collegiate Open
  • Took 10th in weight throw at Air Force Invitational
  • Finished 6th in weight throw at UW Invitational
  • At Air Force Collegiate Open, placed 6th in weight throw
  • Took 3rd in weight throw with season-best throw of 56' 0.5'' (17.08m) at Wildcat Indoor

Outdoor

  • Opened outdoor season with a 10th-place finish in discus and 9th-place finish in hammer throw
  • Placed 5th in discus and 9th in hammer throw at 36th SDSU Aztec Invitational
  • At Stanford Invitational, took 5th in hammer throw, 2nd in discus
  • Took 4th in hammer throw, 2nd in discus at Rafer/JJK Invitational
  • Finished 1st in hammer with career-best throw of 184' 4'' (56.19m) at USU Mark Faldmo Invitational. Also finished third in discus
  • At 2014 BYU Robison Invitational, placed 10th in discus, 7th in hammer throw
  • Placed 2nd in discus, 6th in hammer throw at 2014 BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Finished 5th in discus, 9th in hammer throw at Virginia Challenge

2015 | Junior Year

Indoor

  • Began indoor season placing 2nd in weight throw at 2015 BYU Cougar Indoor
  • Placed third in weight throw at Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi 2015
  • Finished 8th in weight throw at Air Force Invitational
  • At 2015 UW Indoor Invitational, took 4th in weight throw
  • Took 10th in weight throw at New Mexico Classic
  • Finished 8th in weight throw with career-best throw of 58' 6.75'' (17.85m) at Don Kirby Open and Elite
  • Placed 2nd at Wildcat Indoor 
  • Concluded indoor season with 9th-place finish at MPSF Championships