Position
Javelin
Height
5'7
Class
Redshirt
Hometown
Ruston, La.
High School
Ruston HS

Major: Kinesiology
Event: Javelin (168-11)

CAREER
A standout javelin thrower who wrapped up her collegiate career ranked No. 4 on LSU’s all-time performance list in the event with a career-best throw of 168 feet, 11 inches … Was a four-time letterwinner with the Lady Tigers … Made her first career appearance at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a senior in 2009 … Also made four appearances at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships from 2006-09 … Saw action at the SEC Outdoor Championships in each of her four seasons at LSU, posting a career-best third-place finish in the javelin as a senior in 2009 … Set her personal-best mark of 168-11 at the conference meet in 2009.

2009
Threw the javelin at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in her career … Finished 24th nationally in the event after throwing 142 feet, 9 inches at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor meet following a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, posting a mark of 156-9 … Shattered her own personal best in the event with a career-best throw of 168-11 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to rank No. 4 on LSU’s all-time performance list in the event … Nearly earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish in the javelin at the SEC meet … Won the javelin title at the Louisiana Classics (156-4) and LSU Tiger Relays (157-3) … Also threw the javelin at the Texas Relays (160-11), Sun Angel Classic (145-11), LSU Alumni Gold (152-1) and Penn Relays (158-5) … Graduated with honors as she was a recipient of the University Medal for having the highest cumulative grade-point average of her graduating class … Maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during her four-year career … Received her degree in kinesiology in August 2009 … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season … Was also named a second-team selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Team.

2008
Was an NCAA Regional participant in the javelin for the third-straight season … Just missed qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time in her career with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Recorded a throw of 152 feet at the regional meet … Helped the Lady Tigers win their second-straight team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a fourth-place finish in her specialty … Let loose a throw of 154-2 to earn her best career finish at the conference meet … Set a new personal best in the javelin with a throw of 158-8 to win the event title at the LSU Tiger Relays … Her seasonal-best throw moved her into the No. 5 spot on the school’s all-time performance list in the event … Also threw the javelin at the Willie Williams Classic (149-6), Texas Relays (147-10), LSU Alumni Gold (152-7) and Penn Relays (137-5) … Did not compete during the indoor season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career.

2007
Was a participant in the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the second time in her career … Finished 11th at the regional meet with a throw of 143-3 … Contributed to the Lady Tigers’ title run at the SEC Outdoor Championships by placing fifth in the javelin with a regional qualifying mark of 148-8 … Won the javelin title at the LSU Tiger Classic (146-9) … Posted a seasonal-best mark of 151-11 in a third-place performance at the Sun Angel Classic … Also competed at the Louisiana Classics, LSU Tiger Relays and LSU Alumni Gold … Threw the shot put in one meet during the indoor season … Placed third at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a  throw of 29-4 ¼ … Proved to be a leader in the classroom as she was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Second-Team in 2007 … Carried a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in human movement through the spring semester.

2006
Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the javelin in just her first season competing with the Lady Tigers … Posted a regional qualifying mark and a new personal-best in the event with a distance of 155-0 to take first place at the Tiger Classic … Finished in 21st place at the NCAA Mideast Regional … Also posted a regional qualifying mark of 151-4 in the first meet of her LSU career to finish third at the Louisiana Classics … Earned a seventh-place finish at the SEC Championships with a heave of 135-1 … Finished sixth at both the LSU Tiger Relays (145-11) and Miami Elite Invitational (135-7), seventh at the Penn Relays (141-7) and ninth at the Texas Relays (138-4) … Did not compete during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Four-year letterwinner in track and field for coach Dave Anderson at Ruston High School in Ruston, La. … A two-time Louisiana 5A state champion in the javelin (2004-05) … Earned runner-up honors in 2003 … Won the 2005 regional title in the event with a personal-best throw of 142-6 … Won four-straight district titles in the javelin (2002-05) … Was voted an all-state selection in the javelin as a senior … Was also a four-year letterwinner in basketball as a prep … A standout in the classroom, she was a member of the National Honor Roll on two occasions, won the Lincoln Parish Academic Award four times and was a Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee … Was also given the LSU Centennial Award and the Buddy Blair Scholar-Athlete Award … The recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, she was also named a Louisiana Board of Regents Scholar.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anna Elizabeth Lyons … Born on Nov. 11, 1986 … Daughter of Pat and Beth Lyons … Father, Pat, played football at LSU … Has an older brother, Jonathan, and a younger sister, Mary Glenn … Graduated with a degree in kinesiology.

 

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