Minderler starts things off with 19th-place finish in hammer throw
Men's 4x400m relay places second with second-fastest time in school history
Brown & men's 4x400m relay advance to finals on second day of NCAA Championships
Mance, Muhammad & Wyatt advance to NCAA finals
Will be coaching six athletes at NCAA Championships
THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Marissa Minderler continued to make great strides in the throws, culminating with a Pac-10 title and the fourth-farthest throw in the hammer by a Trojan female. Looks to gain All-America status this season.
2011: Again was a force at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet by winning the javelin and shot put competitions and taking third in the hammer throw. Won the Pac-10 hammer title with a PR of 210-3 (64.09m). She moved into fourth place on USCs all-time hammer throw list and became the highest America-born Trojan on the list as the top three USC throwers all-time are natives of Hungary...She also placed sixth in the javelin throw with a mark of 144-7 (44.07m) and eighth in the shot put with a mark of 48-2 (14.68m). Advanced out of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds with the sixth-best throw in the hammer of 199-10 (60.90m). Placed 14th at the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 191-1 (58.25m). Finished 12th at the USA Championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 204-2 (62.23m).
2010: Set PRs and moved into USC's top 10 in the hammer (193-1 - 8th), javelin (157-3 - 5th) and shot put (48-6.75 - 9th). Reached the NCAA semifinals in the hammer where she placed 14th with a throw of 183-3 (55.86m). Finished 10th at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas with a throw of 188-3 (57.39m) to advance to the NCAA Championships. Placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 44-11.75 (13.71m), sixth in the javelin with a toss of 147-4 (44.90m) and 13th in the hammer with a throw of 156-5 (47.67m) at the Pac-10 Championships. She scored 14 points in the USC-UCLA Dual Meet by winning the hammer and shot competitons and placing second in the javelin and third in the discus. The combined scores from all of UCLA's women and men in the throws at the Dual Meet was 13 points, so she outscored the UCLA throws team 14-13.
2009: Set then PRs in all the implements last season. Had a best mark of 178-11 (54.53m) in the hammer to place second in the Section B at the Trojan Invitational on March 21. He top javelin toss of 153-3 (46.64m) placed her third in the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 2. Also took second in the hammer in the Dual Meet with a throw of 173-10 (52.98m). Her top shot put of 44-0 (13.41m) also came at the Dual Meet, good for fourth. For good measure, she also threw the discus at the Dual Meet and placed fifth with a throw of 136-0 (41.45m). Set her PR in the discus of 143-5 (43.71m) at the UC San Diego Invitational on April 24. Placed eighth in the javelin at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 145-11 (44.48m). Also competed in the hammer, but had fouls on all three throws. Placed 16th in the javelin at the West Regional with a throw of 137-11 (42.05m). 2008: Redshirted in her first season at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Minderler attended Monta Vista High in Cupertino, Calif. Earned All-League honors...Finished third in the 100m at the CCS Championships and was a CIF 100m contender.
PERSONAL: Marissa was born on May 7, 1989. Her hobbies include cooking and drawing...Lists her favorite movies as Crash and A Bronx Tale and favorite television show as Alias...She is majoring in Kinesiology at USC with a Nutrition minor...Took part in the USC Community Bowl outreach program.
CAREER BESTS: Hammer -- 210-3 (64.09m) Shot -- 50-2.75 (15.31m)