Vanessa

Attaya

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Throws
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Billerica, Mass.
High School: Billerica

Bio

Career Honors:

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2018-2019).

2019 Outdoor (Freshman):

  • Placed 17th at the New England Outdoor Championships in the shot put (12.04m).
  • Had a personal best in the shot put (12.22m), placing 12th at the Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships (5/3).
  • Had a personal best in the discus throw (35.58m) and the hammer throw (38.95m) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (4/27).
  • Placed second in the shot put (12.02m) at the UNH Season Opener (4/6).

2018-2019 Indoor (Freshman):

  • Had a personal best in the weight throw (12.82m) at the URI Tribute (2/9).
  • Placed third in the shot put (11.37m) in a dual meet with UNH (1/19).

Before Holy Cross:

  • Four-year member of the varsity track and field team.
  • Served as captain junior and senior year.
  • Also played soccer and swam for Billerica High School.
  • Member of DECA, President of NHS and Spanish NHS, on the yearbook staff and peer leaders group.

Personal:

  • Daughter of Mark and Janice.
  • Has one sister (Victoria, track and field, Class of 2019).
  • Majoring in economics and spanish. 

Attaya's Personal Bests:

Year Event Time/Dist. Meet
2019 Shot Put (outdoor) 12.22m Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)
2019 Discus (outdoor) 35.58m Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (4/27)
2019 Hammer (outdoor) 38.95m Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (4/27)
2019 Weight throw (indoor) 12.82m URI Tribute to Bill Falk (2/9)
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