Kajsa Wennberg

  • Kajsa
  • Wennberg

  • Event
    Throws
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    Katedralskolan Uppsala
  • Hometown
    Uppsala, Sweden

Updated: May 30, 2017

2017 outdoor: Placed eighth in the women's hammer throw event at the ACC Championships with a throw of 56.26 meters (184 ft., 7 in.) ... Finished fifth with a 56.77-meter throw (186 ft., 3 in.) at the Virginia Grand Prix ... Earned a personal-best mark at the Virginia Challenge, throwing a distance of 57.93 meters (190 ft., 0 in.) for fifth place ... Placed fifth at the Spec Town Relays with a 52.63-meter throw (172 ft., 8 in.) ... Threw 57.34 meters (188 ft., 1 in.) at the Florida Relays, placing fourth overall in the hammer throw event ... Made her collegiate debut at the Weems Baskin Invitational, placing fifth overall with a 55.97-meter throw (183 ft., 7 in.).

2017 indoor: Redshirted.

High school: Graduated from Katedralskolan Uppsala … Competed for Upsala IF Friidrott for coach Henrik Wennberg, her father … Was ranked as Sweden’s No. 4 junior hammer thrower following the 2015 season … Placed fourth at the 2015 Swedish Junior Championships … Finished third in the weight throw at the 2015 Indoor Swedish Junior Championships … Also placed third in the weight throw and hammer throw at the 2016 U-23 Swedish Indoor Championships.

Personal: Born Oct. 17, 1996 ... Daughter of Henrik and Kirsti Wennberg … Has one younger sister, Caitlin ... Her father threw discus, shot put and hammer, earning 20 medals at the Swedish Championships … He also competed at the European Championships and the World Championships in 1994 and 1998 ... Her Uncle Mathias also threw the hammer ... Majoring in business.

Wennberg's Track and Field Career Bests

Outdoor

HT - 57.93m (190 ft.), Virginia Challenge (2017)