USC looks sharp in final tune-up before hosting next week's dual meet against UCLA
Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
THIS YEAR: Junior hammer thrower Jenny Ozorai is coming off a second consecutive outstanding season of throwing the hammer for USC. She is a two-time All-American hammer thrower and ranks second all-time in the event by a Trojan female, just seven feet off the school record held by fellow Hungarian Eva Orban.
2012: Ozorai set a PR and moved into second place on the USC all-time hammer throw list with a winning mark of 223-4 (68.08) at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 9. She took second in the hammer throw (209-10), the shot put (44-5.50) and discus throw (152-11) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29. Was second in the hammer throw at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 215-1. Came out of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in fourth in the hammer throw, but not without a scare...Ozorai fouled on her first two attempts and needed to stick a good throw to advance to the next round and she responded with the fourth-best throw in the competition of 218-6 (66.61). Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships by finishing fourth in the hammer throw with a best throw of 216-3 (65.91m), the top mark by an underclassman.
2011: Ozorai needed just one meet to place her name on USC's all-time hammer throw list and continued to climb the charts throughout the season. She won her first meet, the Ben Brown Invitational, with a mark of 203-5 (62.00m) which ranked seventh on USC's all-time list. She then bettered that in winning the hammer throw at the Trojan Quad-Meet on April 1 with a mark of 203-10 (62.12m). Then on April 15 she won the University/Open hammer throw competition at the Mt. Sac Relays on her last throw of 205-11 (62.77m) to move into fifth place. The next day she competed in the Invite Elite competition and moved into fourth on USC's list with a throw of 209-0 (63.71m). Ozorai then moved into third place on USC's all-time list when she won the USC-UCLA Dual Meet hammer throw on April 30 with a season-best mark of 212-3 (64.70m)...also posted season bests at the Dual Meet in the discus of 153-4 (46.75m) to take first and 45-6.50 (13.88m) in the shot to place second. Ozorai took third place in the hammer at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 207-7 (63.28m). Ozorai placed fifth at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds with a throw of 203-6 (62.03m). She then culminated her season with a sixth-place finish in the hammer with a mark of 208-9 (63.64m) at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Ia. on June 10.
High School: Ozorai attended Kanizsai Dorottya Gimnazium in Hungary. She established a new PR with a throw of 216-11 (66.12m) on May 6, 2010 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Her previous best mark had been 213-3 (65.00m) in the hammer on Feb. 27, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. She placed second in the hammer with a mark of 209-0 (63.70m) at the 2009 European Junior Championships held in Novi Sad, Serbia. Ozorai also has a best mark in the discus of 161-10 (49.34m) and in the shot put of 45-8 (13.93m).
Personal: Ozorai was born on December 3, 1990 in Ajka, Hungary...Lists her favorite things to do as being around her family and practicing...Lists Ryan Reynolds as her favorite actor and Click as her favorite movie...She is an Economics major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Hammer -- 223-4 (68.08m) Discus -- 161-10 (49.34m) Shot Put -- 45-8 (13.93m)