Kim Kreiner
Career Highlights: 3-time USA champion ('01, '04, '05); 2004 Olympic Trials  champion; 2003 Pan Am Games gold medalist; 3-time USA runner-up ('00, '02, '03).

Kreiner made her first Olympic team after winning the 2004 Olympic Trials. She won her first U.S. Outdoor Javelin title in 2001, and she's done nothing but improve since. In 2003 she broke her own American record at the Pan American Games with her gold-medal throw of 60.86m/199-8 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She had traded the American record several times in 2002 with Serene Ross, but Kreiner's 60.86m/199-1 stood as the AR at season's end.

Despite owning 13 of the top 15 U.S. marks in the javelin in 2001, she did not achieve the 'A' standard needed to qualify for the 2001 World Championships. She finished 2nd at the 2000 Olympic Trials (57.06m/187-02) when her final throw, nearly 10 feet better than her previous best of 177-5, catapulted Kreiner from fourth place to second place. However, she did not achieve the Olympic 'A' standard qualifier. "I was so upset that I missed (making the team) but I was happy that I threw a 10ft PR and finished 2nd.

Kreiner played basketball, track and volleyball in high school. Says she 'kind of fell into the javelin' after joining the Kent squad as a walk-on in 1996. In her first season of competition, Kreiner finished fourth in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and fourth at USA Juniors. In 1997, she finished 3rd at the NCAA Championships and in 1998, she won her first conference title, along with the Penn Relays crown.  She also finished sixth at the '98 USA Championships and seventh at the '98 NCAA Championships. She took the 1999 outdoor season off to gain more experience and knowledge of the new javelin.

She was a biology/education major at Kent State

2005:
1st at USA Outdoors (58.95m/193-05)...1st at Reebok Grand Prix (57.26m/187-10)

2004:
Olympic Trials champion (55.65m/182-8).21st in Group B at Olympic Games (52.18m/171-2)
1st at Tucson (58.68m/192-6)
1st at Hattiesburg, MS (55.20m/181-1)
Ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN
Best of 58.68m/192-6

2003:
Pan American Games champion (60.86m/199-8 AR)
Runner-up at USA Outdoors (56.39m/185-0)
12th at World Outdoors (54.84m/179-11)
1st at Austin (60.21m/197-7, U.S. Leader)
Ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN. best of 60.86m/199-8

2002:
Runner-up at USA Outdoors (57.93m/190-0)
Set American record of 60.68m/199-1 on July 26 in Rheinfelden
1st at Jona (59.72m/195-11)
1st at Bern (58.52m/192-0)
2nd at Szombathely (58.35m/191-5)
1st at 58.06m/190-6
1st at 57.41m/188-4
Ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN. Best of 60.68m/199-1

2001:
USA Outdoor champ (55.76/182-11)
Won at Mt. SAC (56.29m/184-8) and Modesto (56.92m/186-9)
5th at Goodwill Games (53.08m/174-2)
4th at World University Games (55.18m/181-0)
Ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN. Best of 57.22m/187-9

2000:
2nd at Olympic Trials (57.06m/187-02)... did not make the Olympic squad because she failed to achieve 'A' standard qualifier...
Ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 188-1.

1999:
Best of 176-8

1998:
7th at NCAA Championships (171-11)... Mid-American Conference Javelin
Champion (176-0)... 2nd at Penn Relays (167-7)... best of 171-11

1997:
3rd at NCAA Championships (177-5)... best of 177-5

1996:
4th at USA Juniors (152-3)... best of 152-3.