Krishna Lee
Krishna Lee

Hometown:
Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
O'Hara HS

Position:
Volunteer Asst. Coach


Krishna Lee, an accomplished thrower under the direction of Brett Halter at Mizzou, will begin her first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Mizzou track and field team this season. Lee is the school's record holder in the hammer throw and currently holds the program's second-best weight throw mark and the third-best outdoor shot put mark.

Lee is a five-event NCAA Championships qualifier and multiple-time All-American and All-Big 12 honoree. In fact, Lee won the Big 12 hammer throw title last season and finished third in the weight throw and shot put during the indoor season, giving her All-Big 12 honors in all three events, moving her career total to 11.

Lee finished her final season as a Tiger with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw, her first outdoor All-America honor and third overall.

PERSONAL BESTS

as of Friday, December 12, 2008

Indoor
SP 16.70m 54-9½ B12 Ind '08
WT 19.46m 63-10¼ ISUCl '08
Outdoor
SP 16.23m 53-3 vsUVA '08
DISC 45.33m 148-8 KansasR '08
HT 60.82m 199-6 ME-Regl '07

POST-SEASON HISTORY

NCAA Championships
Shot Put
2007 SO 15.44m 50-8 14
2008 JR 15.24m 50-0 21
Hammer Throw
2007 SO 57.24m 187-9 12
2007 SO 59.55m 195-4 q
2008 JR 58.47m 191-10 19
NCAA Indoor Championships
Shot Put
2008 JR 16.24m 53-3½ 11
NCAA Mideast Regional
Shot Put
2006 FR 15.19m 49-10 8
2007 SO 15.86m 52-½ 2
2008 JR 15.61m 51-2¾ 10
Hammer Throw
2007 SO 60.82m 199-6 5
2008 JR 56.71m 186-0 10
USATF Olympic Trials
Shot Put
2008 15.12m 49-7¼ 18
Big 12 Championships
Shot Put
2006 FR 14.88m 48-10 5
2007 SO 14.85m 48-8¾ 7
2008 JR 16.16mA 53-¼ 3
Discus
2008 JR 44.68mA 146-7 13
Hammer Throw
2006 FR 49.42m 162-1 8
2007 SO FOUL
2008 JR 55.93mA 183-6 6
Big 12 Indoor Championships
Shot Put
2006 FR 15.00m 49-2½ 4
2007 SO 15.67m 51-5 4
2008 JR 16.70m 54-9½ 3
Weight Throw
2006 FR 17.43m 57-2¼ 12
2007 SO 17.01m 55-9¾ 12
2008 JR 17.86m 58-7¼ 10

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • All-American (2008, indoor shot put)
  • Five-event NCAA Championship qualifier
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
  • Three-season NCAA Regional qualifier
  • School Record Holder (Hammer Throw & Indoor Shot Put)
  • Eight-time All-Big 12
  • Academic All-Big 12
  • 2007-08 Team Co-Captain

IN THE NEWS

Kansas Relays buzz: Happy with hammer
By Mike DeArmond of Kansas City Star written 4/17/2008

Record day for Missouri thrower
By Rachel Dye of Columbia Missourian written 5/27/2007

Thrown for a loop
By Steve Walentik of Columbia Daily Tribune written 5/26/2007

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2008:
Outdoor: U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier with the shot (18th) ... NCAA Championship qualifier for the second-consecutive year ... placed 10th at the regional with the shot and hammer ... placed third with the shot, sixth with the hammer, and 13th with the discus at the Big 12 Championships ... hit outdoor PR of 63-10¼ (19.46m) with the shot at the Jefferson Cup, dual at Virginia ... notched PR of 148-8 (45.33m) with the discus at the Kansas Relays ... season's best with the hammer of 196-7 (59.92m) came with an eighth-place finish at the Drake Relays ... was third with the hammer at the Kansas Relays ... won four event finals with the hammer: Missouri Relays, Jefferson Cup, Tom Botts Invitational, and Arkansas Twilight ... winner of the Missouri Relays discus event. Indoor: Earned All-America status in placing 11th with the shot at the NCAA Indoor Championship ... qualified for the championship with school-record toss of 54-9¼ (16.70m) in finishing third in an intense Big 12 title battle ... has finished in the top four at the league indoor meet with the shot in each of the last three years ... winner of the shot put at the KSU All-Comers and winner of the weight throw at the Kansas Invitational ... marked PR of 63-10¼ (19.46m) at the Iowa State Classic ... was 10th with the weight at the Big 12 meet.

2007:
Outdoor: Produced a knock-out weekend at the NCAA Mideast Regional, hosted by Mizzou ... automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships via the regional with a second-place and fifth-place showings in the shot put and hammer throw, respectively ... used a eight-foot PR in the hammer throw, marking 199-6 (60.82m) to reset the Tiger school record at the regional ... shot put PR of over two feet (52-¼, 15.86m) also qualified Lee to the NCAAs at the regional ... in total, added over 37 feet to hammer throw PR in one season and three feet in the shot ... at the NCAA Championships, reached the final in the hammer throw to place 12th, finished 14th in the shot ... earned second-straight outdoor All-Big 12 honor in the shot, placing seventh at the conference meet (48-8½, 14.85m) ... placed seventh at the Kansas Relays in the shot and eighth in the hammer at the Drake Relays.

Indoor: Earned third All-Big 12 honor with the shot, placing fourth for the second-consecutive year at the Big 12 Indoor with a career-best toss of 51-5 (15.67m), 12th with the weight at Big 12s ... threw a career best with the weight of 60-10¾ (18.56m) at both the Meyo Invitational and the MU All-Comers ... winner of the Gene Edmonds Cup weight throw.

2006:
Outdoor: Had an outstanding freshman year, earning two more All-Big 12 honors at the outdoor Big 12 Championships to score three times during conference competition during the calendar year ... placed fifth and eighth, respectively, in the shot put and hammer throw events at the Big 12 meet, marking season best with the hammer at Big 12s with 162-2 (49.42m) toss ... NCAA Regional qualifier with the shot, throwing for career best of 49-10 (15.19m) at the Regionals to impressively place eighth. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors with fourth-place finish with the shot put at the Big 12 indoor, throwing for season best 49-2½ (15.00m) ... placed 12th at Big 12 Indoor with weight throw, marking season best of 57-2¾ (17.43m) ... winner of the MU All-Comers and MU-KU-KSU Triangular shot put competitions ... moved to third on the all-time Mizzou shot put list with season best.

High School:
Three-time MSHSAA State Champion, winning discus titles in 2003 and 2004 adding shot put in 2004 ... eight-time All-State performer ... multiple-time conference champion ... high school PRs - SP, 44-10; DISC - 146-0.

Personal:
Daughter of Robert E. Lee & Kathleen Lee ... holds a second-degree black belt in martial arts ... born July 25, 1986 in Kansas City, Mo.

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