Track & Field

Fatima Vergara
Fatima  Vergara

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Corona HS

Last College:
Riverside City College

Event:
Throws

Experience:
1L

• 2016 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN
• 2016 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
• 2016 & 2014 NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER
• 2016 & 2014 BIG WEST CHAMPION (Hammer)

LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 47-03.75 (9th all-time)
Discus: 159-04 (10th all-time)
Hammer: 199-08 (School Record)

LBSU INDOOR BESTS
Shot Put: 44-10.25 (9th all-time)
Weight Throw: 62-11.50 (School Record)

2016 (Senior): Earned USTFCCCA All-America honorable mention recognition after finishing 23rd in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships ... Advanced to nationals with a 12th-place finish at the West Prelims ... Established a personal-best and school-record 199-08 at regionals ... Became LBSU's second two-time Big West champion in the women's hammer ... Won the event at the conference meet with a toss of 196-00 ... Picked up an individual victory at the USC Trojan Invitational (193-11) ... Added runner-up showings at the Anteater 4-Way Meet, UCR Spring Track Classic and Big West Challenge ... Hit a then lifetime-best 196-02 to come in fourth at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... Earned Big West Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors for that performance ... Also established marks that rank among the top-10 in program history in the shot put (47-03.75, 9th) and discus (159-04, 10th) ... Competed in three indoor meets ... Bettered her own school record in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships where she placed fourth overall (62-11.50) ... Recorded a lifetime-best 44-07.50 in the indoor shot put, which ranks ninth among the LBSU all-time top-10 ... Named to the MPSF and Big West All-Academic Teams.

2015 (Redshirt): Redshirted the outdoor season ... Established an indoor school record in the weight throw at 62-05 ... One of only two 49ers in program history to surpass the 60-foot mark ... Earned runner-up honors at the Lumberjack Team Challenge (62-05) ... Finished fourth at the MPSF Championships (62-03) ... Also competed in the shot put with a season-best 40-07.

2014 (Junior): NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the hammer throw ... Claimed the Big West title with a toss of 189-04 ... Notched individual victories at the RCC Quad Meet (181-03), Anteater 4-Way Meet (183-01), Big West Challenge (173-10) and Beach Invitational (187-05) ... Registered a season-best 192-02 to finish third at the Ben Brown Invitational ... Also secured then lifetime bests in the shot put (45-05.75) and discus (151-04) ... Recorded an indoor season-best of 57-07.75 in the weight throw.

Junior College: Led Riverside City College to the 2013 Orange Empire Conference team title ... Was the individual champion in the shot put and discus, while finishing third in the hammer ... Advanced to the California Community College State Championships in all three events, winning the discus ... Also made an appearance in the shot put at the state finals as a freshman.

High School: Competed in the shot put and discus at Corona High School ... Took third in both events at the Big VIII League finals as a senior ... Advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division I finals where she placed 10th overall.

Personal: Graduated with a bachelor's degree in community health education in the fall of 2015 ... Working toward her master's degree in gerontology.

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