Irena Sediva

  • Irena
  • Sediva

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Gymnazium, Prague 7
  • Hometown
    Pribram, Czech Republic

Updated: June 12, 2017

2017 outdoor: Captured her second national championship in the women's javelin event with a throw of 58.76 meters (192 ft., 9 in.) on her fifth attempt, collecting first-team All-America honors ... Won the Tech track and field program's 16th individual national championship and became the second woman in Tech's track and field history to win at least two national titles ... Threw a top mark of 55.80 meters (183 ft., 1 in.) in the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, earning an NCAA Championship berth ... Won a gold medal in the javelin at the ACC Championships with a new meet-record throw of 58.68 meters (192 ft., 6 in.) ... Was awarded first-team All-ACC honors for her efforts.

2016 outdoor: Recorded a season best 58.76-meter javelin throw (189 ft., 9 in.) to place second … Won the Virginia Challenge … Competed at the ACC Championships before a season-ending injury.

2015 outdoor: NCAA national champion in the javelin, surpassing the school and ACC record with a mark of 59.89 meters (196 ft., 6 in.) ... Won the NCAA East Regional with a throw of 56.59 meters (185 ft., 8 in.) ... Won the ACC Championships with a throw of 58.66 meters (192 ft., 5 in.) ... Was named the ACC Women's Field Performer of the Year ... Also was awarded the ACC Field Performer of the Week for March 31 and April 7.

2014 outdoor: Did not compete.

High school: Attended Gymnazium Nad Stolou ... Was a member of Lokomotiva Beroun from 2004 to 2009, where she garnered three Czech Republic Javelin National Youth Champion titles (2007, 2009, 2010) ... Moved to the club Dukla Praha in 2009, where she attained two more Czech Republic junior titles in the javelin (2011-12) ... Posted a sixth-place finish at the 2011 European Junior Championships in the javelin ... Placed second at the 2013 Czech Republic Naional Championships.

Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1992 … Daughter of Stepan Gillar and Irena Sediva ... Has one sister, Klara Snoblova and one brother, Josef Sedivy ... Majoring in international studies.

Sediva's Track and Field Career Bests


Javelin - 58.76m (192 feet, 9 inches), NCAA Championships (2017)