Kristin Heaston
Personal information
Birth nameKristin L. Heaston
Nationality United States
Born (1975-11-23) November 23, 1975 (age 48)
Walnut Creek, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight276 lb (125 kg)
SportTrack and field
EventShot put
College teamUniversity of Florida

Kristin L. Heaston (born November 23, 1975, in Walnut Creek, California) is a female shot putter from the United States.

Heaston was a participant in the 2008 Olympic Games where she placed 23rd in the qualifying round with a throw of 17.34 m (56 ft 10.68 in). Prior to her Olympic appearance, she was a runner-up at the Olympic Trials with a throw of 18.34 m (60 ft 2.05 in).

In 2003 Heaston became the American indoor and outdoor shot put champion. At the 2004 Olympic Games Heaston became the first woman ever to compete at the ancient site Olympia. In 2005, she became American outdoor shot put champion for the second time.

She finished thirteenth at the 2001 Summer Universiade and seventh at the 2006 World Athletics Final and the 2007 World Athletics Final.

Her personal best throw is 18.74 m (61 ft 5.80 in), achieved in June 2007 in Indianapolis.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 17th (q) 14.00 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 13th 15.61 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 7th 16.55 m
World Championships Paris, France 22nd (q) 16.70 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st 17.17 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 17.88 m

See also