Event: Javelin (154-9)
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the javelin for the third-straight season … Threw a seasonal best of 154 feet, 6 inches in a 16th-place finish in javelin qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Earned a 15th-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships after throwing a series-best mark of 143-3 at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Louisiana Classics meet in Lafayette with a throw of 149-3 … Also finished runner-up in the college javelin at the 121st Penn Relays with a throw of 147-6 … Eclipsed the 150-foot mark in a fourth-place finish in the B section javelin at the Texas Relays where she threw 152-8 … Earned consecutive third-place finishes in the javelin at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou (146-9) and Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout (149-10) … Placed seventh at the LSU Alumni Gold (142-6) and fifth at the LSU Invitational (148-3) in the team’s regular-season finale … Did not compete for the Lady Tigers during the indoor season in 2015.
Qualified to throw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Wrapped up her season by throwing 147-5 for 28th place in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers with a 10th-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Threw a series-best of 145-10 at the conference meet … Won the college javelin at the 120th Penn Relays with a personal-best throw of 154-9 … Finished up the 2014 outdoor season as the No. 10-ranked javelin thrower in Lady Tiger history … Opened the season by throwing 149-2 for third place at Louisiana Tech’s Jim Mize Invitational … Placed sixth at the LSU Alumni Gold (148-6) and seventh at the LSU Invitational (143-6) … Also threw the javelin outdoors at the Texas Relays (138-5) and Battle on the Bayou (140-10) … Did not compete indoors in 2014.
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, Missouri … Threw a series-best mark of 145-8 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, North Carolina … Ended the season with a 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 general business.