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Amanda Peterson
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gig Harbor, Wash.
High School: Peninsula
Experience: 2 Letters

Peterson Features
» Back In The Game (The News Tribune; May 11, 2011)

2012: Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships for the second straight season in the javelin, placing 24th at the prelim meet ... scored at the Pac-12 Championships, placing fifth with a best throw of 156-feet, 1-inch ... season-best throw came in a victory at the Pepsi Team Invitational, throwing 160-5 ... opened her season with a fifth-place finish at the Trojan Invite with a mark of 159-3 ... tossed 156-2 at the Mt. SAC Relays and 156-5 at the Beach Invitational the next day.

2011: Redefined "instant impact" as the newcomer broke the javelin school record at her first meet, and with her second throw, as she won the Pepsi Team Invitational with a huge throw of 174-feet, 2-inches ... she became just the second Husky to throw the new implement over 170-feet ... that throw ranked her third in the NCAA heading into the postseason ... had her toughest meet of the year at the NCAA West Prelims, just missing a trip to the NCAA final site by three spots, as she finished 15th with a throw of 156-8 ... placed fourth at her first Pac-10 Championships, posting a best throw of 166-feet even ... surpassed 170-feet again at the UW-WSU dual, going 171-11, taking second behind the NCAA leader ... fifth in the Mt. SAC Relays invite section, tossing 165-4.

2010 (Tacoma Community College): Did not compete during the 2010 season.

2009 (Eastern Washington): Again advanced to NCAA West Regionals in the javelin, placing 20th overall ... third at the Big Sky Championships with a toss of 149-6 ... season-best throw of 150-10 came in a second-place finish at the Beach invitational ... eighth at the Stanford Invite with a mark of 149-8.

2008 (Eastern Washington): Qualified for NCAA West Regionals in her first season, placing 10th with a mark of 150-10 ... finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 147-7 at the Big Sky Outdoor Championships ... competed at the 2008 U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships, finishing sixth with a mark of 152-10 ... had a season-best throw of 154-5 at the Al Manuel Invitational to rank fourth on Eastern's all-time best list ... earned Big Sky All-Academic outdoors.

High School and Personal: Born in Ellensburg, Washington ... parents are Tiffany Hume and Dan Peterson ... has three younger brothers, Ben, Calvin, and Jack ... father played soccer for Central Washington ... won the Washington State 3A title in the javelin as a senior, throwing a personal-best of 157-1 at the state meet which established a new meet record ... PR ranked ninth nationally in 2007 and fourth among all seniors ... was undefeated in the javelin her senior year, winning Olympic League and West Central District titles ... placed 12th at the 2007 U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships ... was ninth at state in the javelin as a junior ... also lettered four years in basketball and was an All-Olympic League selection ... lettered one year in softball and on the diving team as well ... four year scholar-athlete graduated with a 3.52 GPA.

Major Meets
2007 U.S. Jr Champs - 12th, Javelin
2008 Big Sky - 4th, Javelin
2008 Regional - 10th, Javelin
2008 U.S. Jr Champs - 6th, Javelin
2009 Big Sky - 3rd, Javelin
2009 Regional - 20th, Javelin
2011 Pac-10 - 4th, Javelin
2011 NCAA Prelims - 15th, Javelin
2012 Pac-12 - 5th, Javelin
2012 NCAA Prelims - 24th, Javelin

Collegiate Best Marks
Javelin.......174-2 $

$ - School Record

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