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CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2013
Monique Griffiths advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round (May 23-25) for the for the first time in the discus ... went on to finish 18th in the Preliminary Round with a best of 162-5 (49.50) ... qualified for both the discus and hammer at the Big West Championships (May 10-11) ... finished on the podium in the discus as she placed third with a top throw of 160-4 (48.88) ... also finished fourth in the hammer with a season-best of 169-9 (51.74) which was also a CSUN best for 2013 ... achieved her discus season-best 167-4 (51.00) at the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 20) which ranks second on the all-time CSUN Freshman list and fourth overall. INDOOR SEASON: Tossed a season-best 39-1.25 (11.92) in the shot put at the NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 19).
NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
Griffiths competed as a thrower at Nova High School in Davie, Fla. ... was the 2012 Florida state champion in the discus ... also earned all-county honors ... was a team captain for the Titans track & field squad under coach Chu Brown ... graduated in 2012 with a 3.8 grade point average.
Born August 10, 1994 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... parents are Joan and Arden Griffiths ... has three brothers, Andre, Nigel and Alexander ... says her greatest sports moment was "winning the discus at states and going to prom the same night with a Gold Medal" ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "always being in shape" ... enjoys reading, writing, singing and excercising in her spare time ... major is Health Promotion.
OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS
Shot Put: 39-2.50 (11.95) - Northridge Invitational (3/16/13)
Discus: 167-4 (51.00) - Mt. SAC Relays (4/20/13)
Hammer: 169-6 (51.74) - Big West Championships (5/11/13)
INDOOR CAREER BESTS
Shot Put: 39-1.25 (11.92) - NYU Team Challenge (1/19/13)