|Birth name||Kristin L. Heaston|
November 23, 1975 |
Walnut Creek, California
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||276 lb (125 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||University of Florida|
Heaston was a participant in the 2008 Olympic Games where she placed 23rd in the qualifying round with a throw of 17.34m. Prior to her Olympic appearance, she was a runner-up at the Olympic Trials with a throw of 18.34m.
In 2003 Heaston became the American indoor and outdoor shot put champion. At the 2004 Olympic Games Heaston became the first woman ever to compete at the ancient site Olympia. In 2005 she became American outdoor shot put champion for the second time.
Her personal best throw is 18.74 metres, achieved in June 2007 in Indianapolis.
|Representing the United States|
|1992||World Junior Championships||Seoul, South Korea||17th (q)||14.00 m|
|2001||Universiade||Beijing, China||13th||15.61 m|
|2003||Pan American Games||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||7th||16.55 m|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||21st||17.17 m|
|2007||Pan American Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||5th||17.88 m|
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