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2005-2006 Women's Track Roster


Meaghan Byrd

Class: SR
Position: Throws
Height: 5-11
Previous School: Huntley HS
Hometown: Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Middle Tennessee: Played volleyball during 2002 season for the Lady Raiders before concentrating solely on track.

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.

2003-04
Indoor:
Finished second in weight throw with school-record mark of 50-10 at Sun Belt Championships ... Finished third in weight throw at MT Valentine Invitational with mark of 46-5.5 ... Finished sixth at Sun Belt Championships in shot put with season-best 42-6.25 ... Finished sixth or better in shot put in five of seven indoor meets, while finishing sixth or better in weight throw in five of seven meets. Outdoor: Established school record in hammer with mark of 144-10 to finish fourth at Vanderbilt Invitational and bettered her mark with distance of 148-4 to finish fifth at Twilight Meet ... Finished seventh in hammer at Sun Belt Championships with mark of 143-3 ... Finished third in shot put at Vanderbilt Invitational with mark of 42-6.25.

2004-05
Indoor:
Posted school-record throw of 51-8 in weight throw and finished fourth in shot put at ASU Kickoff Klassic ... Won weight throw with mark of 54-7.5 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed second in weight throw (50-7) and third in shot put at Blue Raider Invitational ... Tossed 53-0.75 in weight throw prelims and 39-8 in shot put prelims at Hoosier Relays ... Came in fourth in weight throw and third in shot put at Middle Tennessee Open ... Placed second in weight throw (52-0.5) and shot put with season-best mark of 44-7 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Posted season-best mark of 56-3 in weight throw to finish second and came in sixth in shot put (43-1.5) at Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor: Placed eighth in shot put with mark of 42-10.75 at Alabama Relays and ninth with mark of 42-7.5 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Posted personal-best 134-0.5, winning discus at Boston Moon Classic ... Came in third in shot put with mark of 42-9 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Posted third-place finish in shot put and sixth in hammer with mark of 143-1 at National City Invitational ... Finished second in shot put with personal-best marks of 45-7.25 and 162-5 in hammer 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 ... Daughter of Larry and Donna Byrd ... Born November 14, 1983 ... Majoring in Physical Education.