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2004-2005 Women's Track Roster


Meaghan Byrd

Class: JR
Position: Throws
Height: 5-11
Previous School: Huntley HS
Hometown: Huntley, Ill.

Middle Tennessee: Played volleyball during 2002 season for the Lady Raiders before concentrating solely on track. 2003-04: Indoor: Finished second in the weight throw with a school-record mark of 50-10 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Finished third in the weight throw at the Middle Tennessee Valentine Invitational with a mark of 46-5.5 ... Finished sixth at the Sun Belt Championships in the shot put with a season-high distance of 42-6.25 ... Finished sixth or better in the shot put in five of seven Indoor meets, while finishing sixth or better in the weight throw in five of seven meets. Outdoor: Established a school record in the hammer throw with a distance of 144-10 to finish fourth at the Vanderbilt Invitational and bettered her mark with a distance of 148-4 to finish fifth at the Twilight Meet ... Finished seventh in the hammer throw at the Sun Belt Championships with a mark of 143-03 ... Finished third in the shot put at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a distance of 42-06.25.

2002-03 Indoor: Finished fifth in shot put and sixth in weight throw at Middle Tennessee Invitational ... Came in seventh in shot put and set school-record in weight throw with mark of 38-7.5 at Kentucky Invitational ... Placed fourth in shot put and tied school record in weight throw at Blue Raider Invitational ... Won shot put with season-best mark of 42-4.75 and bettered own school record in weight throw with mark of 40-8.25 at Blue Raider Classic ... Placed second in shot put and again set school record in weight throw with mark of 45-2 at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished eighth in shot put and sixth in weight throw at Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor: Finished second with personal-best 43-6 in shot put at Mississippi State Invitational ... Also placed seventh in discus at MSU ... Came in third at Boston-Moon Classic and fifth at Vanderbilt Invitational in shot put ... Finished fourth in shot put and eighth in hammer with season-best 106-10 at Murray State Invitational ... Also placed eighth in hammer and had season-best mark with 119-11 in discus at Sun Belt Championships.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball and four-year letterwinner in track and field at Huntley HS ... Named All-Area in volleyball in 2000-01 and All-Conference in 2000-01 ... Had 96 blocks and a .350 hitting percentage in 2001 ... Named All-State in track and field in 2001.

Personal: Meaghan Marie Byrd ... Born November 14, 1983 ... Daughter of Larry and Donna Byrd ... Undeclared major.