Gretchen Hoekstre
Throws
Ht
5'
11"
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Seaside, 
Oregon
Last School
Seaside HS
Roster Years
2020-2022


Personal

  • Parents are Larry and Karen Hoekstre
  • Major: Exercise & Wellness
  • Has one sibling: Otto
  • Also recruited by Oregon, Oregon State, Air Force, Utah State, Nevada and Concordia
  • Enjoys weight lifting

Before BYU

  • Back-to-back OSAA 4A State Champion in the shot put (2018-19)
  • 2019 OSAA 4A State Champion (Discus)
  • 2018 OSAA 4A State Runner-up (Discus)
  • 2017 OSAA 4A State Runner-up (Shot Put)
  • No. 2 Ranked Girls Shot Put mark in the United States
  • Also played basketball, volleyball and softball in high school

Stats

Indoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet

16.01m/52-6.5

Weight Throw

2022 BYU Cougar Indoor #1

17.10m/56-1.25

Shot Put

2022 BYU Cougar Indoor #1

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet

53.10m/174-2.5

Discus

2022 BYU Cougar Invitational

48.18m/158-1

Hammer Throw

2021 BYU Cougar Invitational

16.27m/53-4.5

Shot Put

2021 BYU Cougar Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2020

Sophmore Year 2022

  • Indoor
    • Tossed the second-best shot put mark in school history, 17.10m/56-1.25, at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational I
    • Also threw a personal best mark of 16.01m/52-6.5 in the weight throw at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational I
    • Competed in seven meets during the 2022 season
  • Outdoor
    • Competed in both the discus (48.71m/159-10) and the shot put (15.11m/49-7) at the NCAA West Preliminary, finishing 35th and 37th in the first rounds, respectively
    • Threw a personal best mark of 53.10m/174-2 in the discus at the BYU Cougar Invitational, a mark good for No. 7 in program history
    • Competed in 12 meets during the 2022 season
Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2021

Indoor

  • Set a personal best in the weight throw with a mark of 15.17m/49-9.25
  • Competed in two meets during the 2021 indoor season

Outdoor

  • Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round, finishing 44th in the discus throw with a mark of 42.41m/139-2 and 38th in the shot put with a mark of 15.20m/49-10.5
  • Finished first in the shot put and threw a personal best mark of 16.27m/53-4.5 at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Set a personal best in the hammer throw with a mark of 48.18m/158-1 at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Threw a personal best mark of 51.75m/169-9 in the discus at the ISU Bengal Invitational
  • Competed in eight meets during the 2021 outdoor season
  • Gretchen Hoekstre at Pugsley Award night

    Gretchen Hoekstre at Pugsley Award night

  • Gretchen Hoekstre at 2021 Robison Invitational

    21TRK Robison Invitational 015.jpg

  • Gretchen Hoekstre #2 Shot Put Throw All-Time

    Gretchen Hoekstre #2 Shot Put Throw All-Time