UND Roster

2013-14 Track and Field Roster

Madeline Casanova

Throws


Class Senior
Hometown Simi Valley, CA
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Competed in 14 meets for Irish during the indoor and outdoor seasons … competed in all four throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer and weight throw) … competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the discus … at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships finished fourth in the discus (46.10m) and sixth in the hammer (53.72m) … placed third in the discus (46.71m) at the GINA Relays … finished third in the hammer (53.84m) and fourth in the discus with a personal best (50.04m) at the Louisville Border Battle … placed fourth in the discus (46.29) at the Spartan Invitational … finished first in the discus (45.26m) and second with a personal best in the hammer (54.39m) at the Stanford Invitational … brought home two top-five finishes at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic, third in the hammer (53.40m) and fifth in the discus (45.18m) … competed in the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the weight throw and shot put … finished third in the weight throw (16.22m) at the Indiana University Relays … placed third in the weigh throw (16.65m) at the Blue & Gold Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 14 meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons … racked up eight top-five finishes … picked up a career best in the weight throw (16.86m) at Indiana University Relays … capped off the last meet of the year (GVSU 2nd to Last Chance Meet) with two career records in the discus (46.21m) and hammer throw (53.91m) … achieved four second-place finishes on the year … earned a monogram … was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 16 meets during the track & field season … placed seventh in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a toss of 51.39m … finished sixth in both the discus and hammer throw at the outdoor Gina Relays … claimed fourth in the discus (46.03m) at the outdoor Mike Poehlein Invitational … won the shot put at the indoor Indiana University Relays with a toss of 13.72m … finished third in the shot put at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational with a throw of 12.76m and fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 14.88m … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened first season on the team with a sixth-place finish in the shot put (12.05m) and eighth-place result in the weight throw (13.39) at the Blue and Gold Invitational … placed sixth in the shot put (11.87m) and 11th in the weight throw (13.30) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … at the Notre Dame Invitational, placed eighth in the shot put (11.50) and ninth in the weight throw (13.50) … placed 11th in the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational, recording a throw of 14.65m … finished 14th in shot put (11.49m), 13th in discus (37.14m) and 18th in the hammer throw (42.48m) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … grabbed 11th in the shot put (11.43m) and discus (38.26m) and earned 10th in the hammer throw (46.96m) at the Louisville Border Battle … finished 13th in shot put (11.73m) and discus (38.98m) while also placing 12th in hammer throw (45.23m) at the Dave Rankin Invitational … finished 15th in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, tossing a 46.35m.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Held at the time of graduation school records in both the shot put and discuss throws at Alemany (Calif.) … two-time winner of the California Division III discus championship … earned four varsity letters in track & field and two in soccer … member of the National Honor Society, student body president and yearbook editor … born in Mission Hills, Calif. … daughter of Peggy Shea and Richard Casanova … has seven brothers and sisters, one of whom graduated from Notre Dame in 2008 … graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with degrees in psychology and theology.