Events: Shot Put (IN: 53-1; OUT: 57-4 ¼), Weight Throw (53-4 ¾), Discus (171-1)
A revelation for the Lady Tigers with her performance outdoors in 2014 … The NCAA Silver Medalist in the women’s shot put when she broke her own outdoor school record with a mark of 57 feet, 4 ¼ inches on her second throw at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Led the NCAA shot put into the final round of throws before finishing in second place nationally to earn her first career All-America honor … Became just the fourth Lady Tiger in program history to earn All-America honors in the shot put with the highest NCAA finish by a Lady Tiger all-time … Scored eight points to help the Lady Tigers earn a sixth-place team finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Advanced to the national semifinals in the shot put outdoors after throwing 54-6 for a sixth-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Was also an NCAA Championships qualifier in the discus during the outdoor season, throwing a personal best of 171-1 in a 16th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Ended the outdoor season as the No. 6-ranked discus thrower in school history with her personal best of 171-1 in the NCAA quarterfinals … Earned a pair of fifth-place finishes at the SEC Outdoor Championships when she threw 53-1 in the shot put and 164-10 in the discus for eight combined points in the meet … Entered the 2014 outdoor season as LSU’s school-record holder in the women’s shot put with her 2013 seasonal best of 55-11 … Broke her school record for the first time with a throw of 56-9 ¼ for the win at the LSU Invitational in LSU’s regular-season finale … Also won the shot put title at the Battle on the Bayou with a mark of 54-7 ½ … Also threw the shot outdoors at the Texas Relays (53-6 ½), LSU Alumni Gold (50-6) and Penn Relays (49-7 ¾) … Earned a runner-up finish in the discus throw at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a mark of 168-6 … Placed third in the discus at the Battle on the Bayou (155-6) and LSU Invitational (157-3) … Also threw the discus at the Texas Relays (163-2) and Penn Relays (162-8) … Ended her indoor season by throwing a seasonal best of 53-1 in a fourth-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won a trio of shot put titles indoors at the Texas A&M Triangular (51-1 ¾), Aggie Invitational (51-3 ¾) and LSU Twilight (51-1) … Threw 49-10 for second place in her indoor opener at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Placed third in the event at the New Mexico Team Invitational (52-1 ¼) and sixth in the event at the Tyson Invitational (51-2 ¾) … Competed sparingly in the weight throw, throwing a seasonal best of 50-10 in a fifth-place finish at the Texas A&M Triangular … Followed the collegiate season by earning a 12th-place finish in the women’s shot put at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, California … Threw 55-2 ¼ for 10th place in the qualifying round and 52-7 ½ for 12th place in the final at the USA Outdoor Championships.
Wrote her name in the LSU record books with a historic sophomore season in 2013 … Won the shot put title at the Battle on the Bayou by setting a new lifetime personal best and LSU school record of 55-11 for the No. 12-ranked performance in the NCAA for the 2013 outdoor season … Smashed her previous outdoor PR by more than four feet after throwing 51-7 ¼ during her freshman season … Broke the 19-year-old school record of 54-6 ½ set by Lady Tiger great Danyel Mitchell during the 1994 season … Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the shot put for the second-straight season with her appearance in both the shot put and discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, North Carolina … Wrapped up her sophomore season by finishing in 18th place in the shot put (50-5 ½) and 25th place in the discus (152-5) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Scored six points for the Lady Tigers with her performance at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Columbia, Missouri … Threw a personal best of 162-10 for fifth place in the discus final at the SEC Championships … Also took seventh place in the shot put final at the SEC Outdoor meet with a top throw of 51-10 … Opened the outdoor season by throwing her first PR in the discus at 157-2 to win the event title at the Louisiana Classics … Raised her discus PR to 161-10 in a fifth-place finish at the Penn Relays before throwing 162-10 at the SEC Championships for the No. 7-ranked mark on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Claimed fourth-place finishes in the discus at the LSU Relays (146-11) and UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (136-3) … Competed in her first shot put outdoors at UCLA after switching to the spin technique … Threw 51-3 ¾ for a second-place finish at UCLA … Threw an indoor personal record of 52-11 for a fifth-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships held in Fayetteville, Arkansas … Indoor PR ranked No. 3 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list at the end of the 2013 season … Won three shot put titles during the indoor season at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (51-9 ¾), Texas A&M Triangular (51-7) and LSU Twilight (51-10 ½) … Threw 51-2 ¼ for seventh place at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and 51-1 ½ for seventh place at the Tyson Invitational … Wrapped up her indoor season by throwing 52-1 for fourth at the LSU Invitational … Set an indoor personal best of 53-4 ¾ in the weight throw while taking eighth place at the LSU Twilight meet.
One of the top freshman shot putters in the NCAA during the 2012 season … Wrapped up the indoor season as the No. 2-ranked freshman shot putter in the country with an indoor personal best of 51-7 … Posted her indoor personal record in a fourth-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Also finished as the No. 8-ranked freshman in the country during the outdoor season after setting a lifetime PR of 51-7 ¼ in a 13th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Missed qualifying for the NCAA semifinals by one spot with her 13th-place finish in the preliminary rounds … Won the SEC bronze medal in the shot put with a third-place finish at the 2012 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held on LSU’s home track at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge … Threw 51-7 in the shot put final at the SEC Outdoor meet to help lead the Lady Tigers to their fifth conference championship in six seasons … Also finished in 11th place in the discus at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a top throw of 145-2 … Scored a total of 11 points in SEC competition as a freshman as she also scored a fourth-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships with her top mark of 51-0 ¾ during the meet … Was named the SEC All-Freshman Team selection in the shot put as the league’s top performer at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Won five shot put titles during her rookie campaign … Earned top honors indoors at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (50-11 ½), LSU Twilight (51-4 ¼) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (50-0 ¾) … Honored as the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week on Jan. 24 following her victory at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Added two wins outdoors at the LSU Relays (49-5) and LSU Alumni Gold (49-6 ¼) … Claimed third place in her collegiate debut at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with a top throw of 49-2 ½ … Also earned a fourth-place finish indoors at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 51-1 … Added appearances in the shot put at the Texas Relays (49-7 ¼), Arizona State Tri-Meet (49-0 ¼), Penn Relays (48-8 ¾) and Battle on the Bayou (47-10) during the outdoor season … Set a PR of 149-6 in the discus in an eighth-place finish at the Arizona State Tri-Meet … Finished her freshman season ranked No. 4 outdoors and No. 5 indoors on LSU’s all-time performance list in the women’s shot put.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the elite throws prospects in the United States for the Class of 2011 … Set personal bests in both the shot put and discus during her senior season at Portage High School … Named the Indiana Gatorade Girl’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year for 2010-11 … Defended her New Balance Outdoor Nationals gold medal in the shot put in 2011 with a lifetime personal best of 50-9 ½ set on her final throw of the competition held at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro … Was the No. 1-ranked prep performance in the shot put nationwide for the 2011 outdoor season … Wrapped up a breakout junior season by being crowned the national champion in the shot put with her victory at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a winning throw of 48-0 ¾ … Eclipsed 50 feet in the shot put for the first time at the Indiana Girls State Track & Field Championships held at Billy Hayes Track in Bloomington … Won her third-straight state title in the event with a top mark of 50-9 during the competition … Also posted 50-foot throws of 50-8, 50-3 ¼ and 50-2 ½ in her series at the state meet in her final appearance for Portage High School … Her winning mark of 50-9 established a new Indiana state record in the shot put … Won the shot put title at the 2011 Duneland Athletic Conference Championships with a meet record throw of 49-8 ¾ … Also set a DAC Championships meet record of 146-1 to take the girls’ discus title … Won the discus title at the DAC girl’s triple dual meet between Portage, Chesterton and Merrillville high schools with a PR of 148-2 … Also set her indoor PR of 46-7 during her senior season in 2011 … Was the No. 2-ranked shot putter in the country in her classification during the 2010 outdoor season with a seasonal best of 48-8 inches … Signed with LSU in February 2011 with personal bests of 48-8 in the shot put and 144-2 in the discus that were set in sweeping Indiana state titles in both events during her junior season at Portage High School … Entered her senior season as the two-time defending Indiana state champion in the shot put after winning her first state crown during a sophomore season in 2009 with a winning mark of 46-11 ¾ … Was the No. 1-ranked shot putter in the Class of 2011 during her sophomore year in 2009 as she posted an outdoor seasonal best of 48-2 in winning the regional shot put title for Portage High School … Her mark of 48-2 was actually the No. 9-ranked performance nationally among all classifications in 2009 … Honored as the Northwest Indiana Times Female Athlete of the Year in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011 as she was also a standout basketball and soccer player at Portage High School … A two-time all-area performer on the hardwood while averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per game during her junior and senior seasons … Earned Indiana Top 60 Girls Basketball honors as a junior … Broke Portage High School’s 33-year-old single-game scoring record during her senior season with 43 points against the state runner-up … Led her high school soccer squad to a sectional championship in 2010 as the team’s starting goalkeeper … Led the Duneland Athletic Conference with her 128 saves as a senior.
Full name is Tori Lynn Bliss … Born on Dec. 1, 1992 … Mother is Debra Bliss … An honor student at Portage High School … A member of the National Honor Society … Recipient of the Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award as a senior at the 2011 Indiana Girls State Track & Field Championships … The award is presented each season to the senior who excels mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability … Majoring in sport administration.