LaKendra Thames

LaKendra Thames


Winter Garden, Fla.

High School:
West Orange HS


2009: Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the discus...Qualified for NCAA East Regionals in both the shot put and the discus...Came out of the second flight to finish fourth in the discus at the NCAA East Regionals...Set the school record and finished third in the shot put at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 49-6.50/15.10m.

2008: UCF's school-record holder in the outdoor shot put...Won the `B' section of the shot put at the Pepsi Florida Relays on April 4...Set the school record in the shot put with a toss of 47-8.50 at the Miami Elite Invitational on April. 12.

2007: Broke the UCF freshman record with a toss of 49-11.75 in the weight throw at the Gladstein Invitational...Posted marks of 40-11.50 in the shot put and 48-11.50 in the weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championships...Grabbed first place in the discus (137-11.50), second in the shot put (42-8.50) and fourth in the hammer throw (135-5.50) at the UCF Invitational...Won the Florida Relays with a throw of 149-10 in the discus...Bettered that performance and broke the UCF record with a mark of 160-3 at the Miami Elite Invitational...Claimed fourth place in the shot put (45-7.75) and discus (149-1) at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Competed in the discus at the NCAA East Regional.

Prior to UCF: A four-year letterwinner in both track and field and weightlifting at West Orange High School...Owns the school record in both shot put and discus...Twice earned all-conference honors...Named athlete of the week...Won the state title in the discus as a junior...Captured the 2006 Metro Conference Championship in both the shot put and the discus.

Personal:Born in Winter Garden, Fla...Daughter of Kenneth Thames and Theresa Hardy...Major is pre-clinical allied health science.

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