If it weren't for Amy Haapanen's phenomenal success, Heather would be the
greatest female thrower in UCSB history. Currently ranked second all-time in
the shot put, discus, and hammer, Heather packs a tremendous wallop for the
throws squad. Having red-shirted her 2006 season, Heather returns to the
Gauchos at the perfect time, ready to team up with Haapanen again and
potentially sweep the top two spots in their three events at the Big West
Conference Championships. A three-event West Regional qualifier in 2005,
Heather has the power to dominate any given competition.
2005 Track & Field Recap:
Had a breakout year setting personal bests in all her throwing disciplines as well as a Regional qualifying marks in all events. However, her largest impact of the season came at the Big West Championships where she would put up 25 points by winning the Shot Put and Discus competition and also take a 4th in the Hammer Throw as on of the integral members of the Women's Team Championship title. She now stands at #2 all-time on the shot, disc and hammer lists at UCSB.
2004 Track & Field Recap:
After a good freshman season, Heather continued her successes by setting personal bests in the Hammer Throw ( 174'02" - #2 All time Gaucho mark) and Discus (155'04" - #5 All Time Gaucho mark). She was a NCAA Regional qualifier in both events.
2003 Track & Field Recap:
Heather has cracked the UCSB Top-Ten All-time lists in the shot (4th), disc (6th), and hammer (6th) as a freshman. Heather also qualified for the Big West Conference Championships in all three of her events.
High School: Heather was named Most Valuable Thrower and Athlete of the Year. She holds the El Toro School Record in both the Shot Put and Discus, and qualified for the CIF Masters Meet.
A talented athlete, Quinn also played volleyball at El Toro HS.
Shot Put: 47'09"