Maria Pretnar
    Maria Pretnar

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Taylor Springs, Ill.

    High School:
    Hillsboro

    Event:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    11/08/1988


    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.

    Saturday, Dec 6
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 16
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    Track Lexington, Ky. All Day
    Saturday, Jan 17
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    Track Lexington, Ky. All Day
    Friday, Jan 23
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    Track Nashville, Tenn. All Day
    Saturday, Jan 24
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    Track Nashville, Tenn. All Day
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