Lindsay Herra

  • Lindsay
  • Herra

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Boylan Catholic/Iowa
  • Hometown
    Belvidere, Ill.

Updated: June 5, 2018

2018 outdoor: Tossed a mark of 47.30 meters (155 feet, 2 inches) in the discus throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Set a new personal-best in the discus throw at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 50.96 meters (167 feet, 2 inches), placing sixth to earn second-team All-ACC honors ... Finished eighth in the discus at the National Relay Championships with a mark of 48.08 meters (157 feet, 9 inches) … Set a new personal-best in the discus at the Beach Invitational with a mark of 50.48 meters (165 feet, 7 inches) … Claimed first prize with a mark of 50.01 meters (164 feet, 1 inch) in the discus throw at the Mt. Sac Relays … Finished fifth in the discus with a length of 49.88 meters (163 feet, 8 inches) at the Tennessee Relays … Posted a mark of 47.87 meters (157 feet, 1 inch) in the discus at the Florida Relays … Kicked off the season with a third place finish in the discus at the Weems Baskin Relays with a mark of 46.83 meters (153 feet, 8 inches).

2018 indoor: Did not compete.


2017 outdoor: Did not compete.

2017 indoor: Took first at the Black and Gold Premier in the discus, tossing a mark of 47.03 meters (154’3”) ... Earned Iowa Athletics Female Hawkeye of the Year.

2016 outdoor: Competed in discus at Texas Invite (152-3, 46.40m) to place seventh, Florida Relays (151-11, 46.30m) to place 12th and Musco Twilight (151-8, 46.22m) to rank second ... Tabbed Best Teammate Award … Academic All-Big Ten.

2016 indoor: Placed second in discus at Iowa Duals (136’10”, 47.10m).

2015 outdoor: Competed in discus (152’11”, 46.60m) and javelin (114’11”, 35.04m) at Baldy Castillo Invite ... The discus mark ranks 10th all-time at Iowa ... Competed in javelin and discus at Beach Invite (125’3”, 38.18m; 140’0”, 42.67m), Big Ten Championships (123’9”, 37.71m; 146’2.5”, 44.56m) and Musco Twilight (123’9”, 37.71m; 139’2.25”, 42.42m) ... Placed 13th in discus at Florida Relays (146-2, 44.56m) ... Earned the John Raffensperger Dedication Award … Academic All-Big Ten.

2015 indoor: Placed third in discus (151’2.75”, 46.09m) and fifth in weight throw (47’9”, 14.55m) at Border Battle.

2014 outdoor: Placed 12th in discus at Big Ten Championships (146’5”, 44.63m) ... placed seventh in discus (140’6”, 42.84m) and ninth in javelin (109’8”, 33.44m) at the Arkansas Spring Invite ... Earned sixth in javelin (106’6”, 32.46m) and eighth in discus (152’2”, 46.39m) at Illinois Twilight.

2014 indoor: Did not compete.

High school: Two-time state and conference champion in discus ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Conference Female Athlete of the Year finalist in 2013 … Also played volleyball, garnering first-team all-conference while leading her team as a captain to winning the conference.

Personal: Born March 4, 1995 ... Daughter of Phil and Linda Herra ... Has three siblings – John, Steven and Mary … Her mother, Linda, was on the Northern Illinois dance team … Her father, Phil, played football and wrestled on Northern Illinois, he won the 1983 MAC Championship and the 1983 California Bowl … Her brother, Steven, plays football at Stevens Point … Two of her cousins played collegiately in Justin Pattermann swimming at Grand Valley State and Kylen Pattermann rowing at Grand Valley State and Louisville … Earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa and is earning her master’s in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

Herra's Virginia Tech Track and Field Career Bests



DT – 50.48m (165 feet, 7 inches), Beach Invitational (2018)