Abigail Ruston

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Abigail Ruston (born April 3, 1983) is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the shot put.

She finished twelfth at the 2006 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and improved to sixth place the following year with a personal best throw of 17.47 meters.[1][2] Coached by James Parman, Ruston received NCAA Outdoor All-America honours in 2007.[3]

She finished as the runner-up to Jillian Camarena at the 2008 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, throwing a personal best of 18.03 m at the competition.[4] As a result she was selected for the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships and finished in eleventh place, outdoing her compatriot Camarena.[5] In the outdoor season that year, she threw a personal best of 18.13 m in May, but only managed eighth at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials with a throw of 17.41 m.[6]

She is currently training at Texas State University and coached by James Parman

Personal records[edit]

Event Best (m) Venue Date
Shot put (outdoor) 18.13 Provo, Utah, United States May 24, 2008
Shot put (indoor) 18.03 Boston, Massachusetts, United States February 23, 2008
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 11th 17.79 m


  1. ^ 2006 Women's Shot Put. USATF (2006). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  2. ^ 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Full Results - Open. USATF (2007). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  3. ^ Men's Track and Field - Chris Adams. University of Texas at San Antonio. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  4. ^ Lee, Kirby (2008-02-24). Acuff collects fourth title, third straight for Walker - USA Indoor champs Day 1. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  5. ^ 2008 World Indoors Shot Put - Women's Qualification. IAAF (2008-03-08). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  6. ^ 2008 US Olympic Team Trials. USATF (2008). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.

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