Former Western Kentucky University thrower Jessica Ramsey won the women’s shot put event at the Olympic Trials on Thursday night, setting a new meet record in the process. Ramsey will represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
J. Ramsey Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
That’s fantastic news for the entire WKU Track family, both current and past,”
Brent Chumbley, Director of Cross Country and Track & Field, made the statement. “We hope that Jessica has a
I wish her the best of luck as she represents the United States of America across the world. Good Luck!
On her way to setting a new meet record and personal best, Ramsey threw 20.12 metres (60′ 0.25”).
shot put finals for the fourth time to win the event and earn an Olympic berth.
When the final round began, she was in second place after having thrown a personal best of
In the preliminary competition, she jumped 18.82 metres.
Sun Belt Conference individual champion seven times over, this Boynton Beach, Florida native
the final chapter for WKU’s stay in the SBC. In 2013, she swept the indoor and outdoor shot put competitions.
Also in 2014: The Weight Throw, Discus, and Hammer.
In 2016, Ramsey was named the Outstanding Female Field Performer at the Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships.
2014, after successfully defending both of his throwing titles. In addition, she also won the Outdoor category in
Both in 2013 and 2014, she dominated the discus, hammer, and shot put events at her senior year meet. She was a
She was also honoured as the 2014 USTFCCCA Women’s Southeast Region Athlete of the Year.
As a senior in 2014, Ramsey made history by being the school’s first Track & Field athlete to earn All-Conference honours at Western Kentucky University.
qualifying in at least three events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
separate instances. Only four people have accomplished the same thing since then. She
earned First Team All-America honours in the shot put, Second Team in the hammer throw, and Honorable Mention status overall.
From her tenure on The Hill, Ramsey set a number of programming records. Indoors, she’s got the
both the women’s shot put record (54 feet, 0.5 inches) and the weight throw record (66 feet, 10 inches)
2014 saw new outdoor bests for both the shot put (57 feet, 4.75 inches) and the discus (176 feet, 8 inches). Thanks for reading our article J. Ramsey Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.