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Maureen Laffan
Maureen  Laffan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Toms River North

Event:
Throws

PRs: SP - 52' 4.75"; Disc - 143' 10"; WT - 60' 10"; Ham - 59.91m (196' 7")
All-American: Ham ('12 - 2nd team)
ACC Champion: SP (I: '10)
All-ACC: SP (I: '10), Ham ('11, '12)
NCAA Qualifier: Ham ('12)
NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier: Ham ('11, '12)
Regional Qualifier: SP ('10)
USATF Jr. National Champ Participant: SP ('09)

2012 OUTDOOR
• Broke the school record and placed 14th in hammer at NCAAs - 59.91m (196' 7")
• Earned Second-Team All-America honors at NCAAs
• Finished second in hammer at ACCs, earning All-ACC honors

2011-12 INDOOR
• Placed fourth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw at ACCs
• Hit a PR of 18.54m (60' 10") in the weight throw at the Penn State National Invite that ranks second in Virginia history
• Won the weight throw at the Liberty Kick Off

2011 OUTDOOR
• Broke school record in hammer throw at ECACs (191' 0")
• Placed 33rd in hammer at NCAA East Preliminaries
• Earned Silver in hammer at ACCs
• Placed 11th in shot put at conference meet

2011 INDOOR
• Finished fifth in shot put at ACCs

2010 OUTDOOR
• Regional qualifier in the shot put
• Scored at ACCs in shot put, finishing fourth
• Won shot put at Lou Onesty and NC A&T Invites
• Finished eighth in Championship section of shot put at Penn Relays
• PR of 50' 4" from NC A&T ranks third all-time at UVa

2010 INDOOR
• ACC Champion in shot put
• Ranked 24th nationally in shot put, with a PR 52' 4.75" from ACCs
• Hit provisional mark in shot put through four competitions
• Won three individual meets, both Armory competitions and ACCs, in shot put
• Just shy of Virginia's all-time program record of 53' 0"

2009 OUTDOOR

• Scored at ACCs in shot put
• Threw 47' 10" in shot put at ECACs
• Mark set the UVa freshman record and ranks fifth all-time in school history
• PR of 142' 3" in hammer ranks eighth all-time at UVa

2009 INDOOR
• Won shot put at Virginia Dual with toss of 45' 1.5"
• Mark ranks seventh in program history
• Ranks 10th in all-time records with weight throw mark of 48' 8.25" from Liberty

High School
• 2008 Nike Indoor and Outdoor National All-American
• 2008 state champion in the shot put
• 2008 Ocean County and Shore Conference Champion in shot put
• Holds school record in discus and shot put
• Finished third at 2008 Penn Relays

Personal
• Full name is Maureen Rose Laffan
• Daughter of Maureen and Leslie Laffan
• Two sisters: Sarah, 25, and Mary, 16
• Coached by Rodney Cocci at Toms River High School North

More about Maureen:
• Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings
• Favorite Tv channel: Food Network
• Favorite subject: Modern Literature

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