Katie Vanarsdall
Katie Vanarsdall

Buckner, Mo.

High School:
Fort Osage HS


Senior (I)/Junior (O)

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Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 14.70m (48-2 3/4) 14.19m (46-6 3/4)
Weight Throw 15.92m (52-2 3/4)
Discus 48.37m (158-8)
Javelin 18.71m (61-5)


  • All-Big 12 (2009 Outdoor)
  • NCAA Regional Qualifier


Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season and was a shot put participant at the Big 12 Championships ... Turned in a season-best shot put mark of 14.70m (48-2 ¾) at the Adidas Classic, the sixth-best mark by a Tiger during the indoor season ... Threw 13.74m (45-1) in the shot put at the MU-KU Border Dual, placing second overall at the meet ... Measured in at 13.69m (44-11) at the Missouri Invitational and threw 13.68m (44-10 ¾) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Posted a season-best weight throw mark of 15.92m (52-2 ¾) at the Missouri Invitational. Outdoor: Competed in the discus throw and the shot put at the Big 12 Championships for Mizzou ... Threw in those two events throughout the majority of the season and turned in a personal-best discus throw of 43.56m (142-11) at the Tom Botts Invitational ... Her season-best shot put mark came at the Kansas Relays where she threw 14.19m (46-6 ¾) ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 team.

Set personal-best marks in both the weight throw and the shot put during the indoor season ... Tossed 15.43m (50-7 ½) in the weight throw at Collegiate Challenge ... Tossed a season-best 13.14m (43-1 ½) in the shot put at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, placing 18th overall ... Also placed 18th overall at the championships in the weight throw. Outdoor: NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the discus ... Set three personal-best marks during the outdoor season, two of which came at the Big 12 Championships ... The highlight of the meet was her personal-best toss of 48.37m (158-8) in the discus, earning her eighth in the Big 12 and a spot at the regional ... She also finished 22nd in the hammer throw with a personal-best heave of 44.49m (145-11) and 20th in the shot put ... Personal-best shot put mark came at the Tom Botts Invitational where she tossed 13.87m (45-6 ¼).

Redshirt season. Indoor: Marked season's best of 45-9¼ with the weight and 38-4¼ with the shot at the MU All-Comers meet.

High School:
A six-time all-state performer for Fort Osage High School east of Kansas City ... won the state title with the shot put in 2006 and placed as high as second with the discus at the MSHSAA Class 4 Championships in 2005 ... won multiple conference and district titles along the way ... high school coaches - J.D. Snead, Eric Holmes, Brant Peterson ... prep bests - shot put, 42-11, discus 142-11.

Daughter of Dennis and Cindy Vanarsdall ... majoring in elementry education with hopes of becoming a first-grade teacher ... both parents are MU alums ... father, Dennis, played football at Mizzou in the early 70s ... graduated in top 10 overall in her class ... also earned All-Conference and All-District honors playing softball ... also was team captain and all-conference for school's basketball team ... born July 23, 1988 in Kansas City, Mo.

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