Position
Throws
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Austintown, Ohio
Major
English
High School
Austintown-Fitch HS

Events: Weight Throw (64-11), Hammer Throw (184-1)

2015
An SEC scorer in her debut season with the Lady Tigers, scoring two points with a seventh-place finish in the 20-pound weight throw at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Threw a series-best mark of 60 feet, 6 ½ inches to claim seventh place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Threw a seasonal best of 61-1 ¼ in a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight meet, cracking LSU’s all-time Top 10 performance list in the event as the No. 5-ranked weight thrower in school history … Won the weight throw title at the LSU High Performance Meet with a throw of 59-0 ¼ … Broke the 60-foot mark for the first time at the New Mexico Classic, finishing in fourth place overall with a throw of 60-2 … Also threw the weight indoors at the LSU Indoor Invitational (55-1), Auburn Indoor Invitational (59-3 ½), Rod McCravy Memorial (56-0 ½) and Razorback Invitational (56-10 ¾) … Competed in the hammer throw during her first collegiate season outdoors … Earned a 12th-place finish in the event with a throw of 169-0 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Starkville, Mississippi … Won the college hammer throw title at the 121st Penn Relays with a seasonal-best and personal-best throw of 184-1 … Became the No. 8-ranked hammer thrower in school history with her top throw of 184-1 at the Penn Relays … Opened the season by throwing 172-3 for second place at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Posted a mark of 172-0 for eighth place at the LSU Invitational … Also threw the hammer outdoors at the Texas Relays (165-0), Jim Click Shootout (166-3) and LSU Alumni Gold (167-0).

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top throws prospects at the high school level in the United States for the Class of 2014 … The nation’s No. 1-ranked performer in the weight throw at the prep level regardless of class as a junior in 2013 (58-11) and as a senior in 2014 (64-11) while competing for Austintown-Fitch High School … Threw her personal best of 64-11 in winning the weight throw title at the Kent State University High School Open on March 2, 2014, to become the nation’s No. 2-ranked performer in the weight throw all-time at the high school level … Trailed only Class of 2011 standout Shelby Ashe (68-2 ¾) on the all-time high school weight throw list in the United States … Crowned the weight throw champion at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals held at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, where she unleashed a winning throw of 62-1 ¾ on her fourth throw of the competition … Also eclipsed the 60-foot mark with winning throws of 62-8 and 61-9 on back-to-back weekends in meets held at Youngstown State University in February 2014 … Won the Ohio Division I Indoor state title in the weight throw as a senior in 2014 with a winning throw of 59-6 ½ … Also eclipsed her 2013 seasonal best as a senior in 2014 with a winning throw of 59-11 at the Akron Rubber City Meet held in late February … Followed her performance indoors with a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the hammer throw final at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals where she threw a personal best of 180-1 in the event held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Ended her senior season outdoors as the No. 6-ranked hammer thrower at the prep level in the United States regardless of classification … Was also the No. 4-ranked hammer thrower among members of the Class of 2014 … Ended the 2013 indoor season as the nation’s No. 1-ranked prep performer in the weight throw after setting her seasonal best of 58-11 at a high school meet held at Youngstown State University … Threw 56-5 ¼ in the weight throw to win the bronze medal in the event at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals … Also finished in fifth place in the weight throw with a mark of 53-4 ¼ in her debut at the New Balance Indoor Nationals as a sophomore in 2012 … Also won Ohio Division I Indoor state championships in the weight throw with title-clinching marks of 55-5 in 2012 and 56-0 in 2013 … Mark of 55-5 to win her first career state title ranked No. 4 nationally regardless of class and No. 1 in the Class of 2014 for the 2012 indoor season … Emerged as an elite hammer throw prospect during the 2013 outdoor season after throwing a personal best of 168-9 to finish runner-up at the Ohio MileSplit State Hammer Championship … PR of 168-9 was the No. 9-ranked mark nationally regardless of class and the No. 5-ranked mark among members of the Class of 2014 for the 2013 outdoor season … Followed by throwing 166-4 to win the silver medal in the hammer throw at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Swept Ohio Division I district (123-7) and regional (135-0) titles in the discus throw en route to qualifying for the state meet in the event … Winning throw of 135-0 at the regional meet set a personal best in the discus.

PERSONAL
Full name is Gabrielle Francine Figueroa … Born on Feb. 20, 1996 … Parents are Carlos and Cheryl Figueroa … Has two older sisters, Juliana Figueroa and Katherine Polchies … A member of the marching and symphonic band during her prep career at Austintown-Fitch High School … Majoring in English.

 

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