Sadie Nielson Athlete Profile

Sadie Nielsen

Position: Throws Height: 5-10 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2014-2016 Hometown: Moses Lake, WA Last School: Moses Lake High School


  • Born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Parents are Jim and Cindy Nielsen
  • Siblings are Andrew and Kenzie, Josh and Kendra, Matlin
  • Undeclared major
  • Loves the outdoors, hiking, adventuring, dancing and playing grass volleyball

Before BYU

  • State champion discus thrower senior year 
  • Fifth at state in discus sophomore and junior years
  • Tenth at state in shot put senior year 
  • 3.5+ GPA throughout high school and community college
  • Also played varisty volleyball and basketball


Personal bests: Discus – 46.93m (154' 0''); Hammer throw – 46.57m (152' 9''); Weight throw – 13.63m (44' 8.75''); Shot put – 12.32m (40' 5'')

2014 | Freshman Year


  • Threw season-best 13.63m (44' 8.75'') in weight throw at Air Force Invitational
  • Threw season-best 12.32m (40' 5'') in shot put at 2014 Armory Collegiate Invitational 


  • Fifth place in discus with throw of 45.17m (148' 2'') at USU Mark Faldmo Invitational
  • Threw season-best in hammer throw at 2014 BYU Robison Invitational with throw of 42.76m (140' 3'')

2015 | Sophomore Year


  • Third place in hammer throw at UNLV Randall Cunningham Track Classic with mark of 45.90m (150' 7''). Also second place in discus with throw of 43.58m (143' 0'')
  • Ninth place at Trojan Invitational with a season best performance in the hammer throw with mark of 46.57m (152' 9'')
  • Third place at 2015 Mesa Classic in discus, throwing 44.85m (147' 2'')
  • Third place in discus at 2015 USU Mark Faldmo Classic, throwing 45.34m (148' 9'')
  • Sixth place at Occidental Invitational with throw of 46.93m (154' 0'') in discus 

2016 | Junior Year


  • Started season off placing 2nd inthe discus throw at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Placed 6th in the weight throw at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Took 7th in the weight throw at the Air Force Invitational 
  • Finished 15th in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic