Tamara Lemalu Athlete Profile

Tamara Lemalu

Tamara Lemalu
Position: Throws Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: Queen Creek, AZ Last School: Queen Creek High School

Personal

  • Born in Oxnard, California
  • Parents are Aulama and Michelle Lemalu
  • Majoring is psychology

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in track, three years in softball, and two years in volleyball and basketball
  • Named MVP and Most outstanding Field Event Athlete at Queen Creek High School
  • Named to the All-Region team twice and the All-State team once
  • Placed first in the shot put and discus at regionals in 2005 and 2006
  • Placed second in the shot put and discus at the state meet
  • Placed sixth in the hammer and 14th in the javelin at the Great Southwest Meet
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Recipient of the Athlete Scholar Award all four years of high school in four different sports
  • Member of the Queen Creek High Student Council

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: discus- 118-0; shot put- 12.39m; hammer- 43.22m; javelin- 112-10


2007 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Placed third in the shot put at the Hampton Inn Classic
  • Had her best weight throw (42 feet 6.25 inches) and shot put (37 feet 8.5 inches) of the season at the Idaho State University Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Threw season-best mark of 38 feet 9.5 inches in the shot put and 112 feet 10 inches in the javelin at the Cougar Invitational
  • Had a season-best throw in the hammer throw of 122 feet even at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State
  • Competed in the hammer throw, javelin and shot put at the Robison Invitational
  • Placed ninth in the javelin at the Weber Twilight meet

2008 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Began the season with a seventh place finish in the shot put (38-11.5) and took tenth in the weight throw (37-11.0) at the BYU Cougar Indoor Meet
  • Competed in the weight throw (37-11.25) and shot put (38-11.75) at the BYU Cougar Indoor Meet
  • Placed in the top fifteen in both the shot put (39-00.50) and weight throw (40-11.75) at the Lumberjack Invitational
  • Finished ninth in the shot put (38-11.0) at the NWU Invitational
  • Competed in the weight throw (38-10.50) and shot put (37-04.0) at the Mountain States Games
  • Took seventh in the shot put (38-00.2) and tenth in the weight throw (36-05.5)
  • Finished ninth in the shot put (39-03.75) and tenth in the weight throw (41-01.00) at the Best Buy Wildcat Indoor Open

Outdoor:

  • Competed in the hammer throw (127-08) and javelin (111-06) at the ASU Invitational
  • Competed in the hammer throw (125-03.0) and the javelin (105-06.8) at the BYU Cougar Invitational

2009 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Competed in the Bronco Invite during indoor season, placing eleventh in the shot put (11.22m) and fourteenth in the weight throw (12.16m)

Outdoor:

  • Started outdoor season with a year-best hammer throw of 40.86m at the Cougar Invitational
  • Threw a season-best in the shot put (12.38m) at the Sun Angel Track Classic
  • Competed at the Mark Faldmo Invitational, placing twentieth in the hammer throw (37.34m) and thirteenth in the shot put (11.64m)

2010 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Started season at the BYU Indoor Invitational, competing in the shot put (12.19m) and weight throw (13.90m)
  • Competed in the Bengal Shootout, recording indoor season bests in the shot put (12.39m) and weight throw (14.39m)
  • Placed 14th in the weight throw (13.66m) and 15th in the shot put (12.00m) at the Bronco Invitational
  • Finished season at Weber State with a 10th place shot put finish (12.08m) and 13th place weight throw finish (12.71m)

Outdoor:

  • Competed in the hammer throw at the BYU Cougar Invitational, placing 13th at 43.10m
  • Placed eighth at the Mark Faldmo Invitational in the hammer throw (43.22m)