Monday, March 06, 2017

Jessica Cosby Toruga

Jessica Cosby Toruga

Event: Hammer Throw
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175
PR: 74.19m/243-5 (2012)
Born: 05/31/1982
Current Residence: Grand Prairie, Texas
Hometown: Mission Hills, Calif.
High School: Grover Cleveland (Reseda, Calif.) H.S. '00
College: UCLA '05
Coach: Art Venegas
Agent: Mark Pryor

USA Championships
Four-time USA Outdoor champion – 2006 (70.78m/232-3); 2008 (70.72m/232-0); 2009 (72.04m/236-4); 2011 (71.33m/234-0)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2010 (71.33m/234-0); 2014 (71.72m/235-4)
Two-time USA Outdoor third place 2012 (70.77m/232-2); 2007 (68.21m/223-9)
Two-time 2001 USA Junior Outdoor champion  -shot (16.68m/54-8.75) & hammer (55.72m/182-10)
Runner up at 2000 USA Junior Outdoor shot (15.33m/50-3.5)

International championships
2004 NACAC U23 runner-up (63.70m/209-0)

Collegiate Championships
2002 NCAA Hammer champion (17.38m/57-0.25)
2004 NCAA hammer runner-up (66.88m/219-5)
2005 Two-time NCAA 3rd place finisher  - hammer (63.87m/209-6); shot put (16.80m/55-1.5)

Awards and Honors
American record holder -74.19m/243-5 (2012)

About Jessica
After competing as one of the nation’s top hammer throwers for more than six years, Cosby Toruga added her name to the record books with her American record throw at the 2012 Prefontaine Classic (74.19m/243-5). After the 2008 Olympics where Cosby Toruga did not record a mark in competition, she came back on the international level to finish 7th and 11th at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, respectively. Cosby Toruga made her second Olympic team after finishing second at the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer event held on the campus of Nike. In high school, she was a four-time Los Angeles City shot put champion (1997-2000) and placed second in shot put at the 2000 California State Championships (14.95m/49-0.75) and Golden West Invitational (14.86m/48-9). In 2001 she became the first athlete in U.S. history to win both the shot put and hammer throw at the USA Junior Championships. Married David Toruga two weeks after the 2012 Olympic Games.

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