In 1999, she won bronze medals at the World Indoor Championships and the Pan American Games, and finished ninth at the World Championships. She attended Southern Methodist University(SMU) in Dallas, TX
Her personal best throw is 19.21 metres, achieved in April 2001 in Des Moines.
She is married to shot putter Christian Cantwell, having previously been married to Canadian discus thrower Jason Tunks. She hails from Crete, Nebraska and currently resides in Columbia, Missouri. 
On May 27th, 2008 she gave birth to her first son, Jackson Daniel Cantwell, 11-pounds 2-ounces.
|Representing the United States|
|1994||World Junior Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||15th (q)||14.46 m|
|1998||Goodwill Games||Uniondale, United States||5th||18.30 m|
|1999||World Indoor Championships||Maebashi, Japan||3rd||18.86 m|
|Pan American Games||Winnipeg, Canada||3rd||18.03 m|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||9th||18.04 m|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||22nd (q)||16.34 m|
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