Cassie  Wertman

Cassie Wertman

Hometown:
Holland, Ind.

High School:
Southridge

Height:
5-9

Event:
Throws

Year (XC/In./Out.):
--/Sr./Jr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS
Shot Put: 58-0.25/17.68m (2016)
Weight Throw: 54-4.75/16.58m (2014)

OUTDOORS
Shot Put: 56-7.50/17.26m (2014)
Discus: 164-3/50.08m (2013)

WERTMAN'S SEC SCORING

2013 Indoor Shot Put: 6th, 52-4.50/15.96m
2015 Indoor Shot Put: 3rd, 56-3.75/17.16m
2016 Indoor Shot Put: 2nd, 56-6.75/17.24m
2016 Outdoor Shot Put: 2nd, 56-3.75/17.17m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Second Team All-American in the women's shot put at 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • First Team All-American in the women's shot put at 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Second Team All-American in the women's shot put at 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Second Team All-American in the women's shot put at 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • SEC scorer in the 2013 indoor shot put
  • SEC silver medalist in the 2016 indoor shot put
  • SEC bronze medalist in the 2015 indoor shot put
  • 2015 SEC Community Service Team
  • Team Field MVP in 2013 and 2015
INTERNATIONAL
  • Represented the Big Orange at the 2016 U.S. Trials in women's shot put throwing 17.07m (56-4) in qualifying round


2016 TRACK AND FIELD
Indoor
  • Earned First Team All-American honors for placing second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the women's shot put
  • Placed second at NCAA Indoor Championships with career-best throw of 17.68 meters (58-0.25), which she recorded on her fifth throw. Throw was 3/4 of an inch from tying Tennessee's indoor shot put record of 58-1.00, set by Annie Alexander in 2012.
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships with the nation's ninth-best throw of 17.24 meters (56-6.75), which she threw at SEC Championships
  • Placed second in the shot put at the 2016 SEC Championships (2/26) with an indoor career-best of 17.24 meters (56-6.75) and was just 1.75 inches back from first place and reigning world champion, Raven Saunders.
  • Has thrown 54 feet or further in the shot put at five different meets
  • Placed fourth at Tyson Invitational with throw of 16.95m (55-7.50)
  • Won for the third time in season at Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Invite (2/6) at 16.49m (54-1.25)
  • Took second at Conference Clash (1/23), throwing 16.89m (55-5.00)
  • Placed second at Commodore Invitational (1/16) with throw of 15.85m (52-0.00)
  • Took first place at Indiana-Tennessee Duel (1/9) with 15.77m (51-9.00) shot put throw
  • Threw 16.46m (54-0.00) at the Hoosier Open (12/11) to win shot put
Outdoor
  • Named USTFCCCA Women's Second Team All-American for the shot put
  • Finished 16th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a shot put throw of 16.28 meters
  • Posted a second place finish at the NCAA East Prelims with a season best shot put throw of 17.20 meters
  • Finished runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the shot put, throwing 17.17 meters, her second best performance of the season
  • Tallied back to back wins in the shot put at the Seminole Invitational (16.86m) and the LSU Alumni Gold Meet (17.11m)
  • Opened the season with a win in the shot put at the Shamrock Invitational (16.58m)

2015 TRACK AND FIELD
Indoor
  • Earned Second Team All-America honors in the women's shot put after placing 12th at the NCAA Indoor Championships (52-5.25/15.98)
  • Placed third in the shot put at the 2015 SEC Indoor Championships with a throw of 17.16 meters (56-3.75)
  • Was named to 2015 SEC Community Service Team after leading the UT track program with 40.5 hours of community service during the 2014-15 school year. She was participated in several community service activities, such as Water Angel and a charitable Thanksgiving meal.
  • Was named Tennessee's women's field MVP< for 2015 season
  • Picked up another win at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet, besting the field with a throw of 16.34 meters (53-7.50)
  • Placed first at the Hokie Invitational in shot put with a distance of 16.74 meters
  • Opened up the 2015 season with wins in her first two shot put events, winning the Hoosier Open on Dec. 12 (16.39/53-09.25) and the Orange & Purple Classic (16.80/55-1.5) on Jan. 10
Outdoor
  • Placed third in shot put at the Alabama Relays with a throw of 15.10m (49-6.50)
  • Placed ninth in discus at the Alabama Relays with a throw of 43.42m (142-5)

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Placed 12th in the shot put at SEC Indoors (3/1) with throw of 14.33 meters (47-0.25)
  • Indoor debut in weight throw at Kentucky's Rod McCravy Memorial Track & Field Meet with career-best distance of 16.58 meters (54-4.75)
  • Back-to-back wins in shot put with throws of 16.43 meters (53-11.00) at Blazer Invitational to new meet record and 15.74 meters (51-7.75) at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
Outdoors
  • Earned Second Team All-America honors in the women's shot put after placing 15th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a throw of 16.02 meters (52-6.75)
  • Placed second at NCAA East Prelims with career-best shot put of 17.26 meters (56-7.50)
  • Took ninth in discus and 11th in shot put at SEC Championships
  • Closed regular season with three consecutive top 10 placements in shot put
  • Winner in shot put at three meets this season: Tennessee Challenge (5/3), Cal State Twilight Open (4/17) and Raleigh Relays (3/29)
  • Won shot put at Tennessee Challenge with throw of 15.58 meters (51-1.500)
  • Won shot put at Cal State Twilight Open with throw of 16.23 meters (53-3.00)
  • Placed third at Florida Relays with shot put throw of 16.41 meters (53-10.25)
  • Took first place in shot put at Raleigh Relays with throw of 15.83 meters (51-11.25)

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • SEC indoor scorer (wSP, 6th, 52-4.5)
Indoors
  • Raised her career best mark in the shot put, reaching 52-7.25 and placing third at the Iowa State Last Chance Qualifier
  • Scored for the Lady Vols in her first league meet appearance, taking sixth in the shot put with a personal-best distance of 52-4.5
  • Finished sixth in the shot put at the Tyson Invitational with a distance of 51-9
  • Improved her personal record again at the Armory Invitational, where she finished fifth in the Championship division with a toss of 51-10.5
  • Placed second at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge with a new personal best distance of 51-8.50 in the shot put
  • Kicked off her Lady Vol career at the Virginia Tech Invitational, earning a personal best throw of 50-2.50 to win the shot put
Outdoors
  • NCAA East Qualifier mark of 15.66 in shot put
  • 6th in shot at SEC Championships with mark of 15.86
  • SEC Championship and personal best in discus with mark of 50.08
  • Set shot put facility records of 15.50 and 45.52 in discus at Samford Open
  • Placed fourth in the shot put at the Sea Ray Relays with a top mark of 50-7.25...Finished seventh in the invitational discus competition with a career best mark of 154-4
  • Finished seventh in the discus at the Florida Relays with a toss of 150-4
  • Earned personal records in two events at the Texas Relays...Notched a mark of 53-2.25 in the shot put to finish 4th and reached 152-9 for a then-PR in the discus, placing eighth
  • Began her outdoor career as a Lady Vol at the MSU Conference Challenge, where she won the shot put with a then-career best 48-11, and was runner up in the discus with a then-personal record toss of 143-6

PERSONAL
  • Recipient of the Smolik Family Track & Field Scholarship Endowment
 

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