Kiara Pulliam

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Louise, Texas

    High School:
    Louise High School

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Shot Put

    Birthdate:
    07/28/1989

    Experience:
    3L

    Major:
    Kinesiology-Exercise Science

    Kiara Pulliam

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Shot Put 14.62m/47-11.25 2/28/10
    Weight Throw 52-7.25
    Outdoor Date
    Shot Put 49-3.75 5/09

    2008, 2010 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
    High School State Champion- Shot Put

    JUNIOR (2009-10)
    Indoor: Finished among the top-8 in the shot put in all seven events she competed, had five top-5 finishes... Placed fifth at Texas A&M Opener and New Balance Invitational... Took home third at the Housotn Invitational... Placed third at C-USA Championships with personal best throw of 14.62m/47-11.25
    Outoor: Finished among the top 10 seven out of nine contests... Won the Rice Invitational in the shot put with throw of 14.52m/47-7.75... Earned second at the Mesa Invitational... Finished third at the C-USA Championships with 14.31m/46-11.5 finish... NCAA Outdoor Regional qualifier.

    SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
    Indoor: Began the season with a first-place victory in the shot put at the Texas A&M Opener ... Finished second in the shot put at the Leonard Hilton Memorial, tossing a length of 14.33m (47-00.25) ... Notched a third-place finish in the weight throw at the Texas A&M Early Opener with a mark of 13.68m (44-10.75) ... Took fourth in the shot put at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational, throwing a length of 14.42m (47-03.75) ... At the C-USA Championship, placed sixth in the shot put, tossing a length of 14.24m (46-08.75). Outdoor: Set a PR in shot put with a mark of 49-03 to claim a first-place victory at the Rice All-Comers Meet ... Placed second in the shot put at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight, tossing a length of 13.76m (45-01.75) ... Threw the shot put 14.14m (46-04.75), finishing third at the Texas Invitational ... Finished fifth in the shot up at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic with a mark of 13.21m (43.04.25) ... Placed sixth at the LSU Alumni Gold meet, throwing the shot put 14.07m (46-02).

    FRESHMAN (2007-08)
    Indoor: Finished second in the weight throw at the Houston Indoor Opener ... Also took second in the shot put ... Finished third in the shot with a long of 14.05m (46-01.25) at the Leonard Hilton Memorial ... Also took sixth in the weight throw ... Finished fifth in the shot at the Razorback Invitational ... Took fifth with a long of 14.14m in the shot at the Houston Indoor Invitational ... Took third with a PR mark of 14.95m (49-00.75) at the UH All-Comers meet ... Recorded a season-long mark of 16.03m in the weight throw ... Finished seventh at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Took second in the shot put at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Also posted a mark of 41.02m (134-07) in the hammer throw ... Finished eighth in the hammer with a toss of 41.38m (135-09) at the UTEP Invitational ... Took second in the shot put at the Brutus Hamilton meet ... Also finished second in the shot put at the Houston Invitational with a pr 14.48m (47-06.25) ... Finished seventh in the shot at the C-USA Championships with a mark of 13.82m (45-04.25) ... Posted a toss of 13.78m (45-02.50) at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Two-time State Champion in the shot put and held a 1A state-record of 44-11.50 ... Broke the Class 1A record in the shot put with a throw of 44-02.00 to finish as the 2007 State Champion ... Held a personal record of 44-11.50 in the shot put ... Named MVP in track and basketball ... First Team All-County in basketball ... 2007 and 2006 state champion in the shot put ... Four-time powerlifting champion ... Holds state squat record, lifting 470 pounds in the 220 weight class.

    PERSONAL
    Born July 28, 1989 in Harbor City, Calif. ... Daughter of Karen and Daryl Pulliam ... Has a brother, Desmond Pulliam... Chose Houston for its campus and the people ... Also recruited by Oklahoma State and New Mexico ... Hobbies include playing piano, reading, movies, laughing and listening to music ... majoring in kinesiology and exercise science with a minor in health... Aspires to work in collegiate strength and conditioing

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