Position
Throws
Height
5'4
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Byfield, Mass.
Major
Fitness Studies
High School
The Governors Academy

Events: Javelin (145-2)

CAREER CAPSULE
Competed in five meets in two seasons with the Lady Tigers from 2010-11 … Recorded a personal best of 145 feet, 2 inches in the javelin during her redshirt freshman season in 2011 … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 … Transferred to the University of Virginia during the summer of 2011 … Left the program in good academic standing.

2011
Threw the javelin in five meets during her redshirt freshman season in 2011 … Set a new personal best of 145-2 in a third-place finish in the javelin at the LSU Invitational … Also took third place in the event at the LSU Tiger Relays with a top throw of 142-7 … Took 10th place at the Texas Relays (137-9) and 16th place in the college section at the Penn Relays (128-11) in 2011 … Opened the season by earning a seventh-place finish in the javelin at the Louisiana Classics (138-8) … Honored for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2010
Received a redshirt during her true freshman season with the Lady Tigers in 2010.

PRIOR TO LSU
A javelin thrower who comes to LSU with a personal best of 145 feet, 1 inch in the event … Coached in the javelin by Tom Petranoff, who is a former U.S. Olympian and former world-record holder in the event … Won a silver medal in the intermediate girls javelin throw at the 2007 USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in Walnut, Calif., while recording a throw of 138-8 at the meet … Named the USATF New England Girls Athlete of the Month in July 2007 for her performance at the USATF Junior Olympics … Was the fifth-place finisher in the javelin at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., with a throw of 135-7 … Was also a member of the soccer team and a two-year captain of the hockey team at The Governors Academy.

PERSONAL
Full name is Abbey Lee Karin … Born on March 14, 1991 … Parents are Michael and MaryEllen Karin … Has an older sister, Tara, and a younger brother, Matthew … Mother ran track at the University of New Hampshire and sister is currently a member of the track team at the University of Virginia … Father played hockey at Bates College … Was a member of the honor roll at The Governors Academy … A recipient of the Carl A. Pescosolido Athletic Award at her high school, which is given to the outstanding junior scholar-athlete … Majoring in fitness studies.

 

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