NORTHRIDGE - 2007
Bobbie Patton reached the NCAA Regionals in the shot put for the second straight year ... threw 47-3.50 (14.41) and placed 16th ... posted a season-best 49-0.25 (14.94) to finish third at the Big West Championships ... also finished fourth in the Big West in the javelin recording a career-best 143-0 (43.58) which ranks ninth on the Matador career list ... also was 10th in the hammer throw after a lifetime-best 156-8 (47.75) ... placed fifth in the shot at the WAC Indoor Championships with a mark of 47-8 (14.53) ... posted an indoor career-best 48-0 (14.63) when she finished third at the UW Indoor Invitational ... her career-best 48-0 ranks seventh in Northridge indoor history.
Patton earned a spot in the NCAA West Regionals in the shot put in her first season at Northridge ... finished seventh with a mark of 49-1.75 which was a season-best and ranks sixth on the Northridge career records list ... was the runner-up in the shot put at the Big West Championships after a throw of 48-3.25 ... also placed fourth in the javelin with a mark of 124-11 ... threw a javelin season-best 139-6 at the Northridge Spring Break Open ... posted an indoor season-best 46-5.25 in the shot put at the WAC Indoor Championships.
ALLAN HANCOCK JC
Was a state finalist in the shot put at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. ... was the Western State Conference shot put champion in 2004 as well as Southern California champ ... threw a personal-best 46-2 in the shot, 119-11 in the javelin 128-11 in the hammer and 130-0 in the discus.
RIGHETTI HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in both track & field and soccer at Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria, Calif. ... finished the 2002 season as the CIF Southern section runner-up in the shot put ... also took second in the shot put in the Northern League ... also earned team MVP and the Captains Award in 2003 ... earned offensive and defensive awards for the Warriors soccer team in 2001 and 2002 ... graduated in 2002.
Born May 17, 1985 in Santa Maria, Calif. ... parents are Dianne and Mark Patton ... has one younger brother, Tommy ... also recruited by Georgia Tech ... lists Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts as her favorite actors, "Trauma in the ER" as her favorite TV show and Tim McGraw as her favorite artist ... major is Kinesiology.