Updated Jan. 21, 2010
2009: Shattered her personal-best mark in the shot put at the EIU Friday Night Special with a distance of 44-04.00, good for a indoor season-high fifth place finish... Set a new personal best in the shot put with a distance of 42-08.25 at the Sea Ray Relays... Also notched a new personal-best in the discus by going 142-00 at the MVC Outdoor Championships... Competed in eight indoor and five outdoor meets during the season.
2008: Saw action in seven indoor meets and six outdoor meets in 2007-08... Collected five Top 10 indoor finishes... Posted a career-best toss of 44-04-25 in the weight throw at the Friday Night Special... Also set a career-best 42-06.75 in the shot put during that same meet... Set career-bests in the javelin (92-09), shot put (41-07.25) and discus (138-05)... Best outdoor finish was fifth in the shot put at the Spring Classic.
High School: Outdoor state shot put champion at Hillsboro High School... Indoor state champion in the shot put as a junior and senior... Runner-up in the shot put at the state outdoor meet as a junior... State qualifier in the discus her junior year... Holds the HHS shot put record with a throw of 41-02.
Personal: Full name is Maria Elise Pretnar... Undecided on major... Born Nov. 8, 1988... Daughter of Alan and Andrea Pretnar.