The Invitational Is Being Held In San Marcos, Texas
SMU Totaled 19 Top-10 Finishes Between The Two Meets
SMU Looks To Continue Its Impressive Season
Perez Placed First In Both The Shot Put & Hammer Throw At The Texas Invitational
SMU Records 12 Top-10 Finishes At The Invite
2013 (Jr.): Indoor: Was victorious in shot put at the Howie Ryan Invitational with a 15.29m mark... Took second at the Texas Tech Masked Rider Open... Placed second at the Conference USA Championships with a 15.61m mark, a personal-best and eighth-best in SMU history... Took third in the weight throw at the Texas Tech Masked Rider Open... Outdoor: Won three shot put titles, including the C-USA Outdoor Championship with a mark of 16.60m, fourth-best in SMU history... Placed second in shot put at both the TCU Invitational and Baylor Quad Invitational and placed third in hammer throw at both events... HONORS: Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team.
2012 (So.):Indoor: Won the shot put at the Conference USA Championship with a season-best throw of 15.20m...Posted four top-three finishes in the shot put.Outdoor: Took first in the shot put at the C-USA Championship with a toss of 15.82m...Placed first at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a throw of 15.34m...Finished in the top-three in the shot put in all five meets she competed in...Earned five top-10 results in the hammer, posting a season-best throw of 49.97m at the Bobcat Classic.
2011 (Fr.): Placed third in the shot put (14.28m) at the North Texas Invitational.
Prep: Graduated from Lycee Carnot in Paris, France... Won the French Track & Field Championship in shot put in 2008 and 2009... Participated in the European Championship... Also played volleyball and basketball... Daughter of Maria Perez and Roberto Gradel.