Jean Lightfoot
Jean Lightfoot
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Maria Carrillo HS
Position: Throws

UC Santa Barbara
Lightfoot started the 2010 season by winning the discus event with a mark of 132-6 (40.4m) at the Ben Brown Invitational...She would later on improve her discus mark to 162'0" at the Big West Championships to put her second on the top discus marks of the season...She set a new personal best in the hammer throw of 175'0" to take sixth at the Cal/Nevada meet...Threw 47'2.5" (14.39m) in the shot put at the Big West Championships to place her third on the top marks of the season.


Lightfoot capped off her sophomore season with an impressive performance in the discus at the Conference Championships. Her best throw was 152-7 (46.51m), which was good for fourth place and the sixth-best discus mark in UCSB history...She also set a personal best in the hammer at Conference, throwing 155-8 (47.44m) to place ninth...In the shot put she converted from the glide style to the spin style, which should help her improve her marks in the upcoming seasons.

Threw a personal best 43'8.25" at the Cal Poly dual meet, a mark that stood as the eighth-best in school history...Competed at the Triton Invitational and achieved a best throw of 41'5.25"...Was second in her flight at the Cal-Nevada meet, throwing 41'4.5'...Threw 40'6.75" at the Northridge Invitational, and 40'4.75" against Westmont and LMU...Took seventh at the All-Cal Challenge with a mark of 41'4".

High School
North Bay League MVP in the 2006 track season...Lettered in a number of different sports, including basketball (four years), volleyball (three years), and, most importantly, track and field (four years)...She is the Maria Carrillo High School record-holder in the shot put (42'9.5") and the discus (129'10").

Majoring in business economics...The daughter of Dan and Meta Lightfoot...Has an older sister, Megan, who rows on the UCLA Bruins crew team, and a younger sister, Katie, who is a multi-sport athlete at Maria Carrillo high school.

Collegiate Career Bests
Discus -  162-0 (49.38) 
(Big West Championships 5/14/2010) 
Hammer -  175-0 (53.35m) 
(Cal/Nevada 3/27/2010) 
Shot Put - 47-2.5 (14.39) 
(Big West Championships 5/14/2010)