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Date of Birth: July 29, 1983
Hometown: Nashua, N.H.
Current Residence: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Sport: Track and field
Event: Shot put
College: North Carolina
Coach: Brian Blutreich
Previous Olympics: None
World Championships: None
National Championships: 2003 - 3rd.
2004 Qualifying: 1st at U.S. trials.
World rank: 16th through July 26.
Other career highlights: 2004 U.S. indoor champion; 2003, 2004 NCAA indoor champion; 2003 NCAA outdoor runner-up; 2002 U.S. junior shot put and hammer throw champion; 2000 U.S. junior shot put champion.