Jan. 27, 2017 – Slinger, Wi – Slinger High School alum Kiley Sabin is making a name for herself in the college ranks. The 2014 grad is a sophomore thrower on the University of Minnesota women’s track & field team.
This week the 20-year-old Sabin was named the Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week after breaking Minnesota’s program record in the shot put to lead the Gophers to an 82-80 win over Wisconsin in the third-annual Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
Sabin threw 17.17m (56-04.00) to win the shot put, improving on one of Minnesota’s oldest program records by nearly two feet.
Sabin’s mark bested the previous record held by Aubrey Schmitt at 16.58m (54-04.75) since 1999. Sabin leads the Big Ten Conference in the shot put this season and ranks tied for sixth in the NCAA. She is tied for 11th in the world on the IAAF Senior Indoor 2017 women’s shot put rankings as well.
When Sabin was in high school she was already making her mark, not only athletically but also academically.
The 4-time track-and-field letter winner was on National Honor Society and German National Honor Society.
Sabin racked up other awards including 2014 and 2013 Wisconsin Division 1 state champion in the shot put and state runner-up in the discus, two-time WIAA all-state honoree in both the shot put and the discus, she took fifth in the shot put and eighth in the discus at the state meet as a sophomore in 2012, she was a four-time Wisconsin Little Ten Conference champion in the shot put and two-time conference champion in the discus.
Sabin owns Slinger school records in the shot put (46-2) and the discus (143-0).
Photos courtesy Gopher Athletics
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