Event: Weight Throw (58-10 ¼), Hammer Throw (183-1)
Wrapped up her sophomore season by throwing a personal best in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ... Posted a series-best of 183 feet, 1 inch to earn a 10th-place finish in hammer qualifying at the SEC Championships ... Remained the No. 9-ranked Lady Tiger on the school's all-time outdoor performance list while raising her PR by nearly two feet ... Eclipsed the 180-foot mark for the first time at the Battle on the Bayou where she threw 181-9 for eighth place overall ... Placed fifth in the hammer throw at the Hurricane Twilight (178-6) and LSU Alumni Gold (177-11) meets ... Also finished sixth at the Texas Invitational (177-7), ninth at the LSU Invitational (178-2) and 15th at the Texas Relays (177-0) ... Limited by injuries in the indoor season ... Recognized for her efforts by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as an All-Louisiana performer in the hammer throw ... Competed in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships for the second-straight season ... Threw 53-4 1/4 for 19th place overall in qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Took third place in the weight throw at the LSU Twilight meet with a seasonal-best mark of 56-3 1/4 ... Opened her season by throwing 53-4 1/2 for eighth place at the LSU High Performance Meet ... Honored for her academic performance following the season with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Just missed earning a spot in the finals of both the weight throw and hammer throw at the SEC Championships in her debut season with the Lady Tigers in 2015 … Threw a series-best mark of 56-11 ¼ in a 10th-place finish in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships in Lexington, Kentucky … Threw 173-3 for a 10th-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Starkville, Mississippi … Cracked LSU’s all-time Top 10 performance list in the weight throw with a seasonal-best and personal-best mark of 58-10 ¼ in a fourth-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Became the No. 8-ranked weight thrower in program history with her performance … Opened the indoor season with back-to-back fifth-place finishes at the LSU Indoor Invitational (53-3 ¾) and Auburn Indoor Invitational (50-6 ¼) … Placed third at the LSU High Performance Meet with a throw of 56-9 ¼ and eighth at the New Mexico Classic with a throw of 56-7 ½ … Recorded a seasonal-best throw of 180-8 in an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw final at the Texas Relays … Cracked LSU’s all-time Top 10 performance list in the hammer throw as the No. 9-ranked Lady Tiger in program history with her seasonal best … Won the hammer throw title with a season-opening mark of 177-8 at the Louisiana Classics in her outdoor season debut … Finished runner-up in the event at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout (178-9) … Placed fifth in both the college division at the 121st Penn Relays (172-3) and LSU Invitational (179-3) during the outdoor season … Also threw the hammer at the LSU Alumni Gold, throwing 170-2 for eighth place … Recognized for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the top hammer throw prospects at the high school level in the United States during her prep career at Cameron High School … Honored by Track & Field News as a 2012 TFN High School All-American following her sophomore season in 2012 … Arrived in Baton Rouge with a personal best of 181-8 in the hammer throw that she set at the end of her senior season in 2014, ranking No. 5 nationally and No. 3 among prep throwers in the Class of 2014 in the United States … Threw a seasonal best of 177-11 in taking sixth place in the hammer throw final at the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Ended her junior season outdoors in 2013 as the No. 5-ranked prep performer nationally regardless of class and the No. 2-ranked member of the Class of 2014 in the hammer throw … Also had back-to-back throws of 176-4 in the fifth round and 176-0 in the sixth round at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships to eclipse her previous PR of 173-5 entering the meet … Posted a winning mark of 173-5 to take home the hammer throw title at the 2013 Wisconsin Junior Olympic Championships sponsored by USA Track & Field … Set the Wisconsin girls’ hammer throw record with her 2013 seasonal best of 177-11 … Was also the nation’s No. 5-ranked hammer thrower regardless of class and the No. 1-ranked performer in the Class of 2014 during the 2012 outdoor season … Set a 2012 seasonal best of 166-4 to finish in third place in the hammer throw final at an open meet held at the University of Wisconsin … Earned an 11th-place finish in the hammer throw with a series-best mark of 162-0 in her debut appearance at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2012 … Won the silver medal in the hammer throw in the intermediate girls’ division at the 2011 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships held in Wichita, Kansas, with a mark of 142-3 … Threw a seasonal best of 145-11 during her freshman year in 2011 for a fifth-place finish at the USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Full name is Sidnie K. Wilder … Born on Sept. 15, 1995 … Parents are Deren and Karen Wilder … Has one younger brother, Gunner … Father was an NCAA Division II All-American in the hammer throw … An honor student during her prep career at Cameron High School while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average … Was a member of the National Honor Society during her high school career … Was also a member of the yearbook staff and newspaper staff at Cameron High School … Also a Forensics state finalist for three-straight years from 2012-14 and a Future Business Leaders of America state finalist in 2014 before moving on to college … Majoring in psychology.