Chris Cralle

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Chris Cralle
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Personal information
Birth name Christopher James Cralle
Citizenship American
Born (1988-06-13) June 13, 1988 (age 29)
College Station, Texas, United States
Alma mater Sam Houston State University

Christopher James Cralle (born 15 June 1988 in College Station, Texas) is a competitive USA hammer thrower, who is regarded as the most accomplished Sam Houston State athlete in Hammer Throw of all time.

Throwing Cage – – 33131

High school career[edit]

As an athlete Chris came on a scholarship from A&M Consolidated High School to Sam Houston State University. Cralle was the 2006 Texas 5A state champion in the discus[1] but soon found greater success at the collegiate level in the hammer throw.

Collegiate career[edit]

Cralle qualified for the NCAA National Championships in track and field as a Sophomore, Junior and fifth year Senior.[2] Chris's top performance came at the USA track and field championships where he placed 8th with a Personal Record of 71.09 [3]

2012 Olympic trials[edit]

While most of Chris Cralle's friends would consider him a mad man for doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, he proved he was not mad. On June 21, 2012 Chris unleashed a massive personal record of 74.36 [4] meters gaining a second-place finish at the 2012 US Olympic Trials. Chris is currently training at Sam Houston State University as a coach and athlete and looks forward to the 2016 Olympic Games.


  1. ^ John Sullivan. "An Awesome Day in 5A [Archive]". DyeStat. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Chris Cralle Biography". Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  3. ^ "2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Results". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ "2012 US Olympic Team Trials Results". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 2013-04-27.