Cari Soong
Cari Soong

Player Profile

Riverside, CA

High School:



2003 -- Enters 2004 the No. 10 hammer thrower in the U. S. ... Outstanding season last year as a junior ... At the USA Outdoor, Soong placed 10th (200-1) in the hammer throw ... Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor (hammer, 208-3, 5th) and Indoor (20lb. weight throw, 3rd, 67-4.75i, personal-best) ... West Region champion, her 216-3 was a personal-best, school record and No. 2 in Pac-10 history ... Pac-10 champion (215-11, meet record) ... Cal/NV hammer throw champion (208-9).

2002 -- Earned two more All-American honors ... At the NCAA Outdoor, placed fourth (209-7) in the hammer throw and at the NCAA Indoor, was 10th (63-10.25, top eight Americans) in the 20lb. weight throw ... Then-personal-best 66-8i in the weight throw ... Entered the Pac-10 meet with the conference's No. 2 hammer throw (209-10, season-best).

2001 -- Competed indoors and redshirted outdoors ...At the NCAA Indoor, Soong earned All-American honors in the 20lb. weight throw (10th-place, 62-8.75, top eight Americans) ...Placed ninth (59-4.75) in the weight throw at the U. S. Indoor ...Had a then personal-best 63-4.25 in the weight throw ...Outdoors, Soong was the No. 9 hammer thrower in the T &FN final 2001 rankings ...At the U. S. Outdoor, she was 13th (192-9) in the hammer throw ...Had a then-personal-best 210-9 (No. 2 in school history, No. 7 on the 2001 U. S. list) in the hammer.

2000 -- In Junior competition, she won (194-10) the hammer at the U. S. meet in Denton, TX and placed 11th (178-7) at the World Championships in Santiago, Chile ...At the USA/Canada Junior meets, on July 19 in Montreal, Soong was third (172-8) and on July 23 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, she placed first (176-2) ... At the NCAA Outdoor as a true freshman, Soong earned All-American honors in the hammer throw, by placing eighth (a then-personal-best 197-7, No. 9 2000 World Junior, No. 22 on the 2000 U. S. list) ...At the Pac-10, Soong was fourth (197-2) in the hammer.

High School -- Four-year track letterwinner at North HS ...CIF Div. I record-holder in the discus ...Her prep bests were 41-3.25 (shot put), 160-9.50 (discus) and 149-7 (hammer).

Personal -- Sociology major ... Born July 11, 1981... First degree black belt in karate.

Soong's Best Marks
HT 216-3SR
WT 67-4.75i

Six-time All-American
2003 - Outdoor hammer throw/indoor weight throw
2002 - Outdoor hammer throw/indoor weight throw
2001 - Indoor weight throw
2000 - Outdoor hammer throw

West Region Champion
2003 - hammer throw

Pac-10 Champion
2003 - hammer throw