Estel Valeanu Season 2024
1x USTFCCCA First Team All-American
1x Ivy League Champion
1x First Team All-Ivy League
1x Second Team All-Ivy League
12x Israel National Champion (4 shot put, 8 discus throw)
2023 OUTDOOR (SENIOR AT HARVARD)
Capped a stellar season with her 11th and 12th Israeli National Championship titles, taking first in both shot put and discus throw… Valeanu also earned bronze in hammer throw at the Israeli National Championships… finished her collegiate season as a First Team All-American after breaking her Harvard record in discus throw, reaching a distance of 58.25 meters (191’ 1”) to take sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships… she was crowned the Ivy League Outdoor Discus Champion after landing a throw of 56.77 meters (186’ 3”)… at the Ivy League Championships she also took bronze in shot put and landed a PR of 57.20 meters (187’ 8”) in hammer throw to take fifth… set a PR of 16.01 meters (52’ 6.5”) in shot put to take second at LSU Alumni Gold… also took first in discus throw at LSU Alumni gold… crowned the discus throw champion at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championships… qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in discus throw… finished first in shot put and discus at the UCONN Northeast Challenge… finished first in discus and second in shot put at the Harvard/Yale vs. Oxford/Cambridge meet… finished first in discus at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… opened her season up with a first place finish in both shot put and discus at the Kirk Baptiste Spring Break Invitational… USTFCCCA First Team All-American (DT)… Ivy League Champion (DT)… First Team All-Ivy (DT).
2023 INDOOR (SENIOR AT HARVARD)
Closed her indoor season with a second-place finish in weight throw and third-place finish in shot put at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships… at the Ivy League Championships, set her weight throw PR of 19.97 meters (65’ 6.25”)… finished first at the Boston David Hemery Valentine Invite in both shot put and weight throw… took second in both shot put and weight throw at the UMass Flagship Indoor Invitational to open the season… collected two more runner-up finished in shot put and weight throw at the Boston Battle in Beantown… finished second in shot put and fourth in weight throw at the H-Y-P… Second Team All-Ivy League (WT).
2022 OUTDOOR (JUNIOR AT HARVARD)
Began the outdoor season by throwing for a season high in Hammer Throw with a distance of 52.94m and coming in first place in Discus after throwing for a distance of 52.30m at the Houston Spring Break Invitational… Threw for a career best 56.07m in Discus at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, finishing in second place.
2022 INDOOR (JUNIOR AT HARVARD)
Placed second in Weight Throw after throwing 16.93m at the Lions Indoor Invitational… Notched a career best 17.99m in Weight Throw finishing in third place in the event at the Boston University Battle in Beantown… Putted a career best 14.10m in shot put, earning a fourth place finish at Crimson Elite.
2021 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT HARVARD)
Did not compete.
2021 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT HARVARD)
Competed at the Ivy League & HBCU Challenge, taking sixth in shot put with a throw of 13.92 meters (45’ 8”).
2020 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT HARVARD)
Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE AT HARVARD)
Competed in six meets for the Crimson… Opened the season with a fifth-place finish in the shot put (13.28m) … Notched a career best throw of 13.77m in the shot put at the BU Multi-Team Meet… Placed seventh at H-Y-P in the weight throw (15.80m), before recording a career best throw of 16.77m at Ivy League Heps.
2019 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN AT HARVARD)
Did not compete.
2019 INDOOR (FRESHMAN AT HARVARD)
Competed in the Crimson Opener, finishing fifth in shot put with a throw of 13.28 meters (43’ 7”).
PRIOR TO COLLEGE – Blich HS
Four-time Israeli National Champion in discus throw prior to college… held outdoor personal-bests of 13.00 meters (42’ 8”) in shot put and 54.28 meters (178’ 1”) in discus throw… European U23 Championships finalist in discus throw in 2019… European Throwing Cup finalist in discus in 2019… European U20 Championships finalist in discus in 2017… 2019 Israeli Championships silver medalist in shot put… Kruševac Balkan U18 Championships finalist in discus in 2016.
Born on August 1, 1999, in Ramat Gan, Israel… daughter of Adrian and Ayelet Valeanue… has a twin sister, Alin, and younger sister, Ami … Plans to pursue a master’s degree in finance at LSU.