- Tina Epps
- Shalimar, Fla. (Choctawhatchee)
CAREER VICTORIES: 1
Weight Throw: 15.85m/52-0 – 2007 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
Shot Put: 12.05m/39-6.50 – 2005 Mesa Classic, Mesa, Ariz.
Javelin: 38.30m/125-8 – 2006 Utep Invitational, El Paso, Texas
Hammer Throw: 38.81m/127-4 – 2005 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
2006-07 AS A JUNIOR: Competed in three meets, all indoor before leaving team in January…Tossed the weight 14.91m/48-11 at Indiana Team Classic...Threw personal-best of 15.85m/52-0 in weight throw at Florida Intercollegiate to finish sixth... At Clemson Opener, threw the weight 11.24m/36-10.5 to take 11th.
2006 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (1): Walt Disney World Invitational Javelin Throw (36.68m/120-4)…Competed in four meets (one indoor, three outdoor)…Bests of 15.21m/49-11 (weight throw) and 38.30m/125-8 (hammer throw)…Placed 14th at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships with mark of 37.70m/123-8 in javelin…Set personal record in the javelin at UTEP Invitational with toss of 38.30m/125-8, finishing seventh…Earned first victory of career with mark of 36.68m/120-4 in javelin at inaugural Walt Disney World Invitational…Launched personal record of 15.21m/49-11 in the weight throw at the Florida Fast Times…SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2005 AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets (both outdoor)…Finished third in shot put at Mesa Classic (39-6.50)… Finished 25th in hammer throw at Florida Relays with mark of 127-4.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 40-5 (shot put) and 125-7 (discus)…All-county performer for four years…Three-time state competitor and two-time district champion in discus (2003-04)…Named 2003 MVP of high school team…Also played basketball and softball…Overcame a knee scope in 2004 due to a defect of the lateral femoral condyle…Also ran for the Okaloosa Express AAU track.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 13, 1984…Daughter of Terry and Pong Epps…2004 graduate of Choctawhatchee High School…Enjoys cooking and watching movies.