Jessica Ramsey
Personal information
Born (1991-07-26) July 26, 1991 (age 31)
Boynton Beach, Florida
Home townBoynton Beach, Florida
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics/
Track and field
Event(s)Shot put
University teamWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers track and field
South Plains College
ClubAdidas
Turned pro2014

Jessica Ramsey (born July 26, 1991)[1] is an American shot putter. She won the bronze medal in the women's shot put event at the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru.[1][2]

From Boynton Beach, Florida, she went to Western Kentucky University to study Social and Behavioral Science.[3] She became the first woman from Western Kentucky ever to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in three separate individual events: discus, shot put and hammer throw.[4][5]

At the 2019 Shanghai IAAF Diamond League meet she finished 4th in the shot put competition.[6] In Marietta, Georgia on August 29, 2020 Ramsey threw 18.64 m (61 ft 2 in) which put her in the top 10 for the year worldwide for the shot put in 2020.[7]

At the Olympic Trials on 24 June 2021, Ramsey threw an US Olympic Trials Championships Record to win the women's shot put 20.12 m (66 ft 0 in).

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2018 NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd Shot Put 17.80 m (58 ft 5 in)
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 3rd Shot Put 19.01 m (62 ft 4 in)
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 12th Shot Put Foul
2022 NACAC Championships Freeport, Bahamas 3rd Shot put 18.74 m

College

Ramsey is a 6-time All-American in college while she represented Western Kentucky University and South Plains College. Ramsey won 7 Sun Belt Conference titles in the Shot Put, Hammer, Discus, and Weight throw as a Western Kentucky Lady Toppers.

Ramsey holds the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers school record in the outdoor shot put (17.49 m (57 ft 5 in), Discus (53.85 m (176 ft 8 in), 2nd place in the hammer (61.44 m (201 ft 7 in), Indoor shot put (16.47 m (54 ft 0 in), Weight Throw (20.37 m (66 ft 10 in)).[8][9]

Western Kentucky Sun Belt Conference
Indoor track and field
Championship
NCAA
Indoor track and field
Championship
Sun Belt Conference
Outdoor Track and Field
Championship
NCAA
Outdoor Track and Field
Championship
Senior 2014 Shot Put
16.47 m (54 ft 0 in) 1st
Shot Put
16.99 m (55 ft 9 in) 1st
Shot Put
16.79 m (55 ft 1 in) 8th
Weight Throw
19.38 m (63 ft 7 in) 1st
Discus
52.50 m (172 ft 3 in) 1st
Discus
46.24 m (151 ft 8 in) 24th
Hammer
61.45 m (201 ft 7 in) 1st
Hammer
60.56 m (198 ft 8 in) 14th
Junior 2013 Shot Put
15.24 m (50 ft 0 in) 1st
Shot Put
15.86 m (52 ft 0 in) 1st
Shot Put
14.77 m (48 ft 5 in) 68th
Weight Throw
15.52 m (50 ft 11 in) 9th
Discus
45.70 m (149 ft 11 in) 4th
Discus
Foul 23rd
Hammer
51.70 m (169 ft 7 in) 3rd
South Plains NJCAA
Indoor track and field
National Junior College Athletic Association
Outdoor Track and Field
Sophomore 2012 Discus
47.47 m (155 ft 9 in) 4th
Shot Put
15.37 m (50 ft 5 in) 2nd
Javelin
29.89 m (98 ft 1 in) 11th
Freshman 2011 Shot Put
14.15 m (46 ft 5 in) 4th

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Prep

Ramsey is a 2010 graduate of Boynton Beach Community High School in Boynton Beach, Florida where she set high school best Discus (29.32 m (96 ft 2 in)), Shot Put (14.33 m (47 ft 0 in)), 100 Meters (12.77), 200 Meters (28.30).[12]

Ramsey set a Boynton Beach High School record in the discus which was broken in 2018 by Amber Powell. Ramsey holds a school record in the shot put.[13]

Ramsey won 2010 Florida High School Athletic Association shot put 2A state championship with a throw of 13.098 m (42 ft 11.7 in).[14] Ramsey won 2009 Florida High School Athletic Association shot put 3A state championship with a throw of 13.43 m (44 ft 1 in). As a sophomore, Ramsey placed 7th in the 2008 Florida High School Athletic Association shot put 3A regional championship with a throw of 11.32 m (37 ft 2 in).

References

  1. ^ a b "Athletics Results Book" (PDF). 2019 Pan American Games. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 14, 2020. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Pavitt, Michael (August 10, 2019). "Fraser-Pryce breaks 40-year-old Pan American Games record to win women's 200m". InsideTheGames.biz. Archived from the original on June 23, 2020. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Jessica Ramsey profile Team USA 25 June 2021
  4. ^ WKU’s Jessica Ramsey in NCAA Championships in 3 events Michael Grant 8 June 2014
  5. ^ Former WKU Thrower Ramsey Qualifies for Tokyo OlympicsWestern Kentucky University 25 June 2021
  6. ^ Shot Put women IAAF Diamond League Shanghai PR OF CHINASHANGHAI (SS), PR OF CHINA 18 MAY 2019 World Athletics 18 May 2019
  7. ^ 2020 World Ranking Women's shot put list World Athletics
  8. ^ Western Kentucky Outdoor Track and Field Top 5 records all time Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers 25 June 2021
  9. ^ Western Kentucky Indoor Track and Field Top 5 records all time Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers 25 June 2021
  10. ^ Jessica Ramsey Western Kentucky University TFRRS profile Track and Field Results Reporting System
  11. ^ Jessica Ramsey South Plains College TFRRS profile Track and Field Results Reporting System
  12. ^ Jessica Ramsey milesplit profile Milesplit.com
  13. ^ Boynton Beach Community Team Records Top 20 Athletic.net
  14. ^ Jessica Ramsey athletic.net profile athletic.net