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LaQUANDA COTTEN
  • Throws
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Orlando, Fla. (Oak Ridge HS/Barton County CC)

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Shot Put: 51-6.25 - 2003 SEC Indoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
Weight Throw: 67-4.25 - 2003 SEC Indoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
Discus: 175-11 - 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
Hammer Throw: 183'3 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
Shot Put: 52'6 - Florida USATF Championships Kissimmee, Fla.

HONORS: One-time NCAA All-American: 2003 Indoor NCAA (weight throw)...One-time SEC Commissioner's Trophy Winner (shot put-indoor/outdoor-2001, indoor 2000, discus-2000)... Four-time NJCAA champion; Two-time NJCAA All-American in the weight throw (2000, 2001)

2003 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 51-6.25 (shot put), 67-4.25 (weight throw)...Competed in eight meets (all indoor)...Earned an NCAA All-America honor in the weight throw (66-11.25) with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Finished second in the weight throw (65-0) and fifth in the shot put (49-8.25) at the Alex Wilson Invitational...Set a new career-best and scored in both the shot put (51-6.25) and weight throw (67-4.25) at the SEC Indoor Championships...Finished third in the weight throw and seventh in the shot put at the Tyson Invitational...Earned runner-up honors in the weight throw at the SEC Challenge with her mark of 63-4...Finished third in both the shot put and weight throw at the Florida Intercollegiate

2002 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 183'3 (Hammer Throw), 175-11 (Discus) and 52'6 (Shot Put)...Competed in nine meets (all outdoor)... Finished 13th at the NCAA Championships discus throw (167-0)... Third in the Georgia Tech Invitational discus, 171-7... Co-Winner of the SEC Commissioner's Trophy as the meet's high-point scorer (with South Carolina's Antoinette Wilks)... Scored in three events (22 points) for the Gators at the SEC Championships...Second in the shot put and the discus and third in the hammer throw at the SEC Championship... Personal best of 175-11 at the SEC Championships, NCAA Qualifier... Sixth in the shot put and hammer throw and seventh in the discus throw at the Penn Relays... Second in the shot put, third in the hammer throw and fourth in the discus at the Auburn Bank Invitational...Placed 18th in the Hammer Throw, Fifth in the Discus Throw and set a personal best in the shot put (51'03.75) at the Sun Angel Classic...The shot put was a automatic qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Championships while the discus throw improved on her provisionally qualifying mark...Third in the shot put and fifth in both the discus and hammer throw at the Gatorade Classic...Set a personal best in the hammer throw (170'10) along with placing third and fourth in two discus events at the Florida Relays...Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a discus throw of 164'09 at the FSU Relays...Also, finished fifth in the hammer and fourth in the shot put at the FSU Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Has personal bests of 170-6 in the discus, 48-10.75 in the shot put, 55-6 in the weight throw and 158-6 in the hammer throw... Four-time NJCAA champion (shot put-indoor/outdoor-2001, indoor 2000, discus-2000)... Two-time NJCAA All-America in the weight throw... Two-time NJCAA Regional shot put champion, regional champion in the discus and the hammer throw... Led her Barton County CC team to NJCAA Team Championships in 2000 and 2001

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