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Sadie Nielson Track and Field Athlete Profile

Sadie Nielsen

Position: Throws Height: 5-10 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Moses Lake, WA Last School: Moses Lake High School

Personal

  • 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 varsity volleyball and basketball

Stats

Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
12.32m (40' 5") Shot Put  2014 Armory Collegiate Invitational 
51.97m (170' 6")  Discus  2017 Beach Invitational 
48.02m (157' 6")  Hammer  2016 Mesa Classic 
15.50m (50' 10.25")  Weight Throw 2017 Iowa State Classic

Career Stats



2014 | Freshman Year

Indoor

  • 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 

Outdoor

  • 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

Outdoor

  • 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

Indoor 

  • Started season off placing 2nd in the discus throw with a mark of 45.58m (149' 6") and 6th in the weight throw with a mark of 13.56m (44' 6") at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Took 7th in the weight throw at the Air Force Invitational throwing 15.26m (50' 0.75")
  • Finished 15th in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic 

Outdoor

  • Third place in the discus with a mark of 49.66m (162' 11") and sixth place in the hammer throw with a mark of 44.95m (147' 6") at the 38th Annual Aztec Invitational 
  • Seventh place at the UVU Invitational in the hammer throw with a mark of 44.30m (145' 4") 
  • Fifth place in the hammer throw with a personal best mark of 48.02m (157' 6") and third in the discus with a mark of 46.21m (151' 7") at the Mesa Classic 
  • Fifth in the discus with a mark of 48.87m (160' 4") at the Mt. SAC Relays 
  • Took second in the discus with a mark of 50.14m (164' 6") and seventh in the hammer throw with a mark of 47.30m (155' 2") at the BYU Robison Invitational 
  • Placed first in the discus with a lifetime best mark of 50.83m (166' 9") at the Border Clash 
  • Finished second in the discus and third in the hammer at the Weber State Twilight Meet 
  • Took second in both the discus and hammer at the BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • 29th place in the discus at the NCAA DI West Prelims with a mark of 48.87m (160' 4") 

2017 | Senior Year

Indoor

  • Placed 4th in the weight throw and 1st in the discus at the BYU December Invite 
  • At the BYU Cougar Indoor Invite she took 5th in the weight throw 1st in the discus 
  • Came in 17th at the Air Force Invitational in the weight throw 
  • Took 18th in the weight throw at the UW Invitational 

Outdoor

  • 1st place in the discus and 14th in the hammer throw at the Trojan Invitational 
  • Took 1st at the Annual Aztec Open and 4th at the Annual Aztec Invitational in the discus throw 
  • Placed 5th in the shot put at the Sun Angel Classic and 3rd at the Pacific Beach Intercollegiate in the shot put 
  • Finished 1st at the BYU Robison Invitational in the shot put 
  • 3rd place in the shot put at the Oxy Invitational