Events: Weight Throw (52-11), Hammer Throw (145-7)
Competed in seven meets in her first season in an LSU uniform ... Opened her indoor season by throwing a personal best of 52 feet, 11 inches for 20th place in the weight throw at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Earned a seasonal-best ninth-place finish in the weight throw at the LSU Twilight meet with a series-best mark of 44-9 1/2 ... Threw 44-11 for 24th place at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Closed her outdoor season by throwing a personal best of 145-7 for 14th place in the hammer throw at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Threw 143-10 for 13th place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Also stepped into the hammer throw cirlce at the Louisiana Classics (132-4) and Battle on the Bayou (133-1) during the outdoor season.
Received a redshirt during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in her first year with the Lady Tigers in 2016 ... Preserved her freshman eligibility for the 2017 season.
PRIOR TO LSU
A three-year letterwinner while throwing the shot put and discus during her prep career at Highland Park (Ill.) High School … Coached in high school by Sarah Palmberg … Was a three-time all-conference performer … Crowned the Lake County Champion for her performance as a senior in 2015.
Full name is Savannah Yvonne Sledd … Born on Sept. 11, 1996 … Parents are Andrew, Jr. and Marie Sledd … Has one brother, Andrew III, and three sisters, Chloe, Sophia and Skylar … Majoring in biology.