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Ducks Track & Field BIO
Laura Bobek
Player Profile:
Laura Bobek 470144
Position: Throws
Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Astoria, Ore.
High School: Astoria
Experience: Redshirt

2012-13: Outdoor – Scored at the Pac-12 Championships in the discus…finished 10th with a mark of 157-10/48.11m…set a personal record in the event at the Oregon Preview (172-6/52.58m) where she won…also picked up wins at the Oregon State High Performance Meet and the John Knight Twilight…threw the shot put sparingly during the season with a season best at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational (46-7.25/14.20m)…Indoor – set a personal best in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships where she finished 11th (54-6.5/16.62m)…competed in the shot put and weight throw at four meets…Season Bests – discus – 172-6/52.58m, Oregon Preview, Eugene, Ore., (3/16/13); shot put – 46-7.25/14.20m, Pepsi Invitational, Eugene, Ore., (4/6/13); hammer throw – 157-8/48.07m, Pepsi Invitational, Eugene, Ore., (4/6/13); weight throw – 54-6.5/16.62m, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash., (2/23/13).

2011-12: Outdoors - Pac-12 scorer in the discus. Won the discus at the Oregon Preview and the Pepsi Team Invitational. Saw a big jump in the discus the final weeks of the season. Hit 160 for the first time in 2012 at the Oregon Relays (160-5) and improved to 160-9 at the Oregon Twilight. Then made the 10-foot leap to 170-6/51.96m in a fourth-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships. That was tied for the seventh-best throw in school history. Concluded year with her second straight NCAA West appearance in the discus. Had six competitions in the shot put, winning four. Went 47-5/14.45m in a runner-up finish at the Pepsi meet before hitting a personal best of 47-8/14.53m at the Oregon Twilight. That ranked as the No. 10 throw in school history. Also threw the hammer five times with a best of 162-4.25/49.48m at the John Knight Twilight. Indoors - Saw action in four meets. Best effort in the weight throw was 50-5.5/15.38m at the MPSF Championships. Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - Shot Put - 47-8/14.53m (PR), Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore., (5/5/12); Discus - 170-6-7/51.96m (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/13/12). Indoors - Weight Throw - Shot Put - 50-5.5/15.38m (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/24/12).

2010-11: Outdoors - Wrapped season with her first NCAA West Preliminary meet appearance in the discus. Pac-10 qualifer in both the discus and the shot put, finishing 11th in both. Threw a season-best 167-7/51.07m in winning the discus at the Oregon Relays. Previously, upped seasonal discus mark to 164-0/49.98m at the Mt. SAC Relays, a 10-foot PR. In home debut, was in three events at the Oregon Preview, including a second-place shot put (44-7/13.59m) and a third-place discus (154-3/47.01m). Improved to 45-2.5/13.78m in the shot put at the Pepsi Team Invitational and went 154-1 in the discus. Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention. Indoors - Recovering from injuries that cost her a year, made Oregon debut at the UW Indoor Preview, where she threw the shot put. Improved by more than two feet over season-opening mark at the UW Invitational (43-1.5/13.14m). Upped shot put distance again to 44-7/13.59m at the Husky Classic, where she also threw the weight toss. Wrapped indoor season with the shot put and the weight toss at the MPSF Championships. Season Bests: Outdoors - Shot Put - 45-2.5/13.78m (PR), Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore., (4/9/11); Discus - 167-7/51.07m (PR),Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/22/11). Indoors - Shot Put - 44-7/13.59m (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/12/11).

2009-10: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons due to injury.

Prep: Won three consecutive state 4A titles in both the shot put and the discus for Astoria High School. Senior season saw her ranked fifth nationally in the shot put with a throw of 47-8, which came at the Dick Baker Invitational, as well as sixth nationally in the discus with a toss of 162-1 from the Anderson Relays. The latter mark set an Oregon prep all-classifications record. Won her third straight state shot (45-5.5) and discus (152-10) titles in 2009 to lead Astoria to a third place team finish. As a junior in 2008, dominated at the 4A level, winning both the discus (138-3) and the shot put (42-8) at the state meet for the second consecutive year and going undefeated during the high school season. Claimed her first state titles as a sophomore in 2007, throwing 41-6 in the shot put and 131-11 in the discus. Helped the Fishermen capture two second place finishes at the state championships during her sophomore and junior seasons. Was also the runner-up in both the shot put (43-3.5) and the discus (139-8) at the 2008 Washington/Oregon Meet of Champions. High School Bests: Shot Put - 47-8/14.52m, 2009; Discus - 162-1/49.40m, 2009.

Personal: Majoring in biology. Older brother Sam rowed at Oregon State for four years. A member of the 4H Club, would like to study to be a large animal veterinarian.

Personal Bests

Shot Put - 47-8/14.53m,
Oregon Twilight,
Eugene, Ore., 5/5/12

Discus – 172-6/52.58m,
Oregon Preview,
Eugene, Ore., 3/16/13

Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 – Discus, 10th, 157-10/48.11m

2012 - Discus, 4th, 170-6/51.96m
2012 - Shot Put, 9th, 45-0.5/13.73m
2011 - Shot Put, 11th, 44-5.5/13.55m (Pac-10)
2011 - Discus, 11th, 137-0/41.77m  (Pac-10)

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