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KATJA VANGSNES

Player profile

BIO

PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Senior Norwegian hammer thrower finished 19th in her second NCAA Championships appearance; first since 2014…won ACC Outdoor title with a lifetime-best mark, helping Noles to second team title of her career…has held the FSU record since the second meet of the 2014 season.

2016

Outdoor: Qualified sixth from the NCAA East Preliminary (59.51m/195-3)…won her first ACC title with three-year PB of 62.51m (205-1) on her opening attempt…has been picture of consistency all season with three runner-up finishes. Indoor: Competed in weight throw twice, with SB 15.85m (52-0) coming at ACC Indoor meet.

2015

Outdoor: Season highlight came in FSU Relays opener when she won with a new PB (61.39m/201-5) to break her own record…finished seventh at ACC Outdoor Championships…qualified for second consecutive NCAA East but did not advance. Indoor: Posted a new PB in the weight throw (16.91m/55-5.75) at Doc Hale Invitational; one of three meets over 16 meters.

2014

Outdoor: Qualified for NCAA Championships in first season, but failed to post a mark at Eugene…qualified sixth out of the East Preliminary (60.63m/198-11)…followed a fourth-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships with consecutive event wins…broke 15-year old FSU record in her second meet at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 59.08m (193-10)…improved on that record with a winning throw of 60.86 (199-8) at the Seminole Twilight before eclipsing the 200-foot barrier at Georgia Tech (60.99m/200-1). Indoor: Competed in the weight throw for the first time in two meets. posting a caree-best 15.46m (50-8.75) at the ACC Indoor Championships.

Personal:

Represented Norway on the European and World stage beginning in 2007 as youth and junior competitor in the hammer…is the two-time Norwegian junior champion and six-time bronze medalist at the Norwegian Nationals…competed in U23 European Championships in 2011 and 2013, as well as the 2011 World University Games in China…reached the finals of the 2010 World Junior Championships after winning the Nordic Championships…born November 16, 1991