Event: Javelin (153-2)
One of the premier javelin throwers in the Southeastern Conference during her first season with the Lady Tigers in 2013 … Scored three points for the Lady Tigers in her SEC Championships debut with a sixth-place finish in the javelin final in the conference meet held in Columbia, Mo. … Threw a series-best mark of 145 feet, 8 inches on her fourth throw to move into sixth place in the javelin standings at the SEC Outdoor meet … Competed in the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Ended the season by finishing in 17th place with a top mark of 149-10 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Wrote her name in the school record books in her collegiate debut with the Lady Tigers with a personal-best throw of 153-2 for the victory at the Louisiana Classics meet in Lafayette … Moved into the No. 8 position on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list with her PR of 153-2 … Also won the javelin at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a series-best of 149-0 … Claimed second at the LSU Relays (146-10) and third at the Battle on the Bayou (142-5) in meets held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also threw the javelin at the Texas Relays (138-3) an Penn Relays (126-1) in the outdoor season in 2013 … Did not compete during the indoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU following a brief stint at LSU-Eunice … Played softball at LSU-Eunice … Played second base on the softball diamond … Helped lead her team to a national runner-up finish … Was a four-year state championship qualifier in the javelin during her prep career at False River Academy … Crowned the state champion in the event during her senior season … Wrapped up her prep career as the school-record holder in the javelin … Also played softball at False River Academy … Was an all-state pitcher on the softball field … Named the Most Valuable Player on the LHSAA East All-Star Team.
Full name is Doren Layne Welch … Born on Jan. 18, 1993 … Parents are Russ and Shari Welch … Has one older brother, Steele … Brother played baseball and threw the javelin at Southeastern Louisiana University … Majoring in sport administration.