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 Megan Kearney
Megan Kearney
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Canton, CT

High School:
Northwestern

Height:
5-10

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
03/11/1981

Major:
Nursing

2001-02 (Indoor): Placed fourth in both the shot put (35-3 1/4) and weight throw (42-3 1/4) at the Yale Classic ... achieved a season-best shot put mark of 38-2 at the Husky Invitational, where she finished 15th ... won the shot put (36-8 1/2) and weight throw (45-1 1/2) at the BU Tri-Meet ... placed third in the weight throw at the UNH Tri-Meet with a season-best toss of 45-5 1/4. (Outdoor): Won the discus (131-8) and finished fourth in the hammer (128-6) at the Husky Open ... took first in the discus (126-2) at the SCSU Invitational ... claimed victory in the discus (137-5) and came in fifth in the hammer with a season-best mark of 137-1 ... the latter mark ranks third in school history ... just missed scoring at the BIG EAST Championships, taking ninth in the discus with a mark of 141-7 ... grabbed a fifth-place finish in the discus at the ECAC Championships with a school-record mark of 145-10.

2000-01 (Indoor): Threw her season long in the 20-pound weight throw at the Greater Boston Club Invitational, finishing with a mark of 42-9 3/4 ... tossed the shot put 34-8 1/4 at the Dartmouth Relays, good for 16th place. (Outdoor): Broke the existing school record in the discus throw at the Central Connecticut State Invitational, turning in a mark of 143-00, which also earned her a first-place finish ... placed 11th and 12th, respectively, in the discus and hammer throws at the BIG EAST Oudoor Championships ... earned a fifth-place result in the discus throw at the UConn Invitational (125-8).

1999-00 (Indoor): Finished third at the Harvard Open in the 20-pound weight with 47-7 1/2, placing third in the Eagles' all-time record book. (Outdoor): Took fifth at the Connecticut Invitational in the shot put with 39-7 1/4, second in the Eagles' all-time record book ... won the discus (123-5) at the Husky Open ... finished fourth in the discus at the New England Championships with a throw of 140-6 ... placed in discus and hammer throw at the BIG EAST Championships.

High School: Took the Connecticut state championship in the discus in 1998 and 1999 ... captained the track team in her junior and senior years ... holds league records in the discus, shot put, hammer and weight throw ... won league championships in the discus, shot put, hammer and weight throw and took second in the javelin ... named a scholar athlete all four years.

Personal: Born on March 11, 1981 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences as a biology major ... during her sophomore, junior and senior years, attended the Killington Mountain School during the months of November to April to focus on her competitive skiing ... awarded KMS's Academic Award for Excellence, as well as the Leadership and Greenhand awards ... captained Northwestern Regional's soccer team in 1998 and 1999 ... received the Sportsmanship Award for soccer ... also participated on the ski racing team, captaining the team in 1999 and earning fifth-place honors in the state downhill ... Meghan is the youngest of June and Richard Kearney's three children.

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