Annie  Alexander

Annie Alexander

Port-Of-Spain, Trin. & Tobago

High School:
San Juan Secondary



Year (In/Out):

Shot Put: 58-1/17.70m (2012)
Weight: 57-9.75/17.62m (2009)
Discus: 164-3/50.05m (2009)

Shot Put: 57-11.25/17.66m (2011)
Discus: 192-2/58.58m (2011)
*Through June 28, 2012


2009 Indoor Shot Put: 3rd, 57-2/17.42m
2009 Outdoor Shot Put: 3rd, 54-6.50/16.62m

2011 Outdoor Shot Put: 3rd, 57-11.25/17.66m
2011 Outdoor Discus: 3rd, 188-9/57.55m

2012 Outdoor Shot Put: 4th, 56-11.50/17.36m
2012 Outdoor Discus: 5th, 186-0/56.69m


2008 Indoor Shot Put: 1st, 57-2/17.42m
2008 Outdoor Shot Put: 1st, 56-6.75/17.24m
2008 Outdoor Discus: 1st, 187-6/57.14m

2009 Indoor Shot Put: 2nd, 54-5.50/16.60m
2009 Outdoor Shot Put: 3rd, 53-5.75/16.30m
2009 Outdoor Discus: 2nd, 180-5/55.00m

2010 Indoor Shot Put: 2nd, 55-1/16.79m

2011 Outdoor Shot Put: 1st, 57-5/17.50m
2011 Outdoor Discus: 1st, 184-5/56.22m

2012 Indoor Shot Put : 1st, 55-11.75/17.06m
2012 Outdoor Shot Put: 1st, 56-3.75/17.16m
2012 Outdoor Discus: 1st, 186-3/56.78m

UT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Seven-time All-American (five times in shot put, twice in discus)...Eight-time SEC champion (five times in shot, three times in discus)...Tied for most-ever SEC outdoor throws titles with six and ranks second at UT for most individual outdoor league victories in any event...Six-time NCAA scorer...Twelve-time SEC scorer and 11-time all-conference performer...2012 SEC Outdoor Field Event Athlete of the Year...UT record-holder indoors (58-1) and outdoors (57-11 ¼) in the shot...Ranks second all-time at UT in the discus (192-2) and is the Trinidad & Tobago national record-holder in that event...First SEC freshman female to sweep indoor and outdoor shot and discus titles in same season (2008)...Repeated that honor as a senior...Owns 24 discus titles and 26 shot put crowns (14 outdoors/12 indoors)...Also has one triumph each in the indoor weight throw and discus.

2012: Honors - 2012 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America First Team (Discus Throw/Shot Put)...SEC Outdoor Field Event Athlete of the Year...All-SEC Outdoor First-Team (discus throw/shot put)...2012 USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...All-SEC Indoor First Team (shot put)...SEC Outdoor Co-Field Athlete of the Week (March 27), SEC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 24) Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 24)...Indoors - Automatic national qualifier in the shot put and finished 12th at the NCAA meet with a best toss of 53-0 1/4...Named USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...Made fourth NCAA Indoor appearance...Won her second career SEC Indoor title in the shot put, stretching the tape measure to 55-11 3/4 for All-SEC First team honors...Now she has four combined SEC shot titles and six overall conference victories in her career...Broke her own 2009 UT indoor shot put record (57-2) at the Auburn Invitational, stretching the tape to 58-1 for the win...Named SEC Field Athlete of the Week for that effort...Also was victorious at the Akron Invitational - Gold Division (53-6 1/2) and Kentucky Invitational (52-9 1/4)...Second in the shot at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge (55-2 3/4)...Runner-up in the championship shot put at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, carding a toss of 55-10 1/2...Outdoors - Competed at the NAAA Sagicor National Championships in Trinidad & Tobago, finishing first in the discus with a toss of 56.54 and second in the shot put with a distance of 16.79...Completed her career at Tennessee with top-five finishes in both shot put and discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Finished fourth in shot put with a toss of 56-11 1/2...Was the fifth best finisher in the discus at the national meet with a throw of 186-0...Earned a ticket to her fourth NCAA Outdoor National Championship meet in both shot put and discus...Her shot put distance, 54-8, was the fourth-best of the NCAA East Preliminary Round, while her discus toss of 178-3 earned her the third-best spot in the East...For the third time in her career, she claimed the SEC Outdoor shot put and discus throw competitions...She won the discus with a season-best toss of 186-3 and claimed the shot with a heave of 56-3 3/4...Six total SEC Outdoor women's throws titles ties her for the most in league history...That number of league outdoor wins also ranks her second all-time among Lady Vols in any event...Swept the shot put and discus throw competitions at the UCLA/Washington State Double Duals with marks of 56-5 1/4 and 174-10...Won both the shot and discus at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with marks of 56-0 1/2 and 169-10, respectively...Named SEC Co-Field Athlete of the Week for that performance...Remained undefeated in the shot at the Tennessee Challenge, winning with a throw of 54-6...Finished second in the discus at that meet but moved into the top five nationally with a fling of 181-4...Improved her discus mark to 181-11 to claim her fourth Sea Ray Relays Invitational discus title...Finished second in the shot put at 56-8 3/4...Second in the discus at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a toss of 171-10...Finished fourth overall but was the top collegiate finisher in the shot put at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a season-best toss of 56-9 1/2.

2011: Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American in shot and discus...All-SEC First Team in the discus and shot...Garnered Sea Ray Relays Tony Wilson Award - Women's Field Events...SEC Field Athlete of the Week (4/5/11)...Lady Vol Outdoor Most Valuable Field Athlete...Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Finished third in the NCAA Championships in the shot put (57-11 ¼), breaking her own school record...Placed third in the discus, as well, stretching the tape to 188-9...Swept SEC titles in the shot (57-5) and discus (184-5)...Improved her career best and Trinidad & Tobago record in the discus with a toss of 192-2 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round...Swept her country's national meet, the NAAA/Sagicor Championships, in the shot (55-11 ¼) and discus (178-1)...Won the shot and discus at the UT-UCLA Dual, posting a then school best of 57-9 ¾ in the shot at Drake Stadium...Also swept those events at the Sea Ray Relays to garner the Tony Wilson Award for Women's Field Events...Won five outdoor shot titles and six in the discus during the campaign.

2010: Honors - Earned All-SEC Indoor Second Team and made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Voted Most Valuable Lady Vol Indoor Field Athlete...Indoors - Carded her fifth top-three SEC finish in the shot put, taking second with a toss of 55-1 at the league indoor meet...Qualified for her third NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot, winding up ninth with a heave of 53-7...Picked up her 13th career victory in the shot, claiming victory in that event at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational...Outdoors - Redshirted during the college season but competed during the summer...Won the discus competition at her country's national championship meet, the NAAA/Sagicor Championships, and placed second in the shot.

2009: Honors - USTFCCCA Indoor and Outdoor All-American in the shot put...Named to All-SEC Second Team indoors and out...Indoors - Finished third in the shot put (57-2) at the NCAA Indoor Championships, tying her own school record...Runner-up at SEC Indoors (54-5 ½)...Had indoor shot put triumphs at four consecutive meets, including the Texas A&M Dual, Penn State National Invitational, New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the Tyson Invitational...Outdoors - Placed third in the shot (54-6 ½) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Third at SEC Outdoors (53-5 ¾) in the shot...Also took second at SEC Outdoors in the discus (180-5)...Won shot put (55-9) and was second in the discus (185-8) at the NCAA Mideast Regional...Qualified for Trinidad & Tobago's World Championship Team in the shot put, but did not advance out of the prelims in Berlin...Finished fourth in the shot and discus at the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Senior Championships for her country...Won the discus and took second in the shot in Trinidad & Tobago's national championship meet, the NAAA/Sagicor Championships...During the season, she claimed four discus wins and seven shot put crowns, with three of those shot victories coming outdoors).

2008: Honors - Named SEC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman Field Event Athlete of the Year, made the SEC Indoor and Outdoor All-Freshman Team and was a first-team All-SEC selection indoors and out...Also made the USTFCCCA All-Mideast Regional Team...Indoors - Arrived on campus in January and made an immediate impact...Won SEC Indoor shot title with a school-record toss of 57-2...Finished 10th in the shot (53-7 ½) at NCAA Indoors...Had a trio of victories and a pair of runner-up finishes indoors in the shot as a rookie...Outdoors - Claimed SEC Outdoor shot put (56-6 ¾) and discus (187-6) crowns, becoming the first freshman female in league history to sweep indoor and outdoor shot titles and also win the discus...That discus measurement was a Trinidad & Tobago national record...She improved the discus mark to 189-3 later in the season...Posted outdoor shot record of 57-3 at the Sea Ray Relays...Won discus (183-10) at the NCAA Mideast Regional and finished third in the shot (55-5)...Wound up 10th in the shot (51-6 ½) and 23rd in the discus (155-1) at NCAA Outdoors...Wound up with five shot victories and nine discus triumphs during the campaign...One came at her country's Olympic Trials meet, the Sagicor/NAAA Championships, where she also was second in the shot...Represented T&T at the CAC Championships in Cali, Colombia, in July, placing third in the discus and sixth in the shot.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished 10th in the shot put with a then-PR and national junior record throw of 52-0 ¾ at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China...Also placed 10th at World Juniors in 2004, stretching the tape to 50-4 in the prelims and 49-11 in the finals...Swept shot put and discus titles in 2006 at the Carifta Games, National Junior Championships and CAC Junior Championships...Set a national junior record in the discus en route to her victory at the Carifta Games, registering a then-career-best mark of 153-1...Etched a CAC Junior Championships record in the shot in 2004, triumphing at 51-7 ¾.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 28, 1987, in Trinidad...Majoring in journalism and electronic media...Parents are Donna Jeffrey and Anthony Alexander...Has six siblings: Alice, Althea, Anson, Anika, Allan and Maxwell...Recipient of the Harold Phillips Track & Field Scholarship Endowment.

Q&A with Annie



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