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    twice broke her own Canadian Record with a season's and lifetime best of 64.5 meters
    placed 5th at Commonwealth Games
    won the Birmingham Diamond league event, against a field of the world's best throwers
    placed 3rd in the prestigous Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco


    unable to compete due to back injury


    Hit with 16lb hammer in right quad in January. 1 month off, full recovery within 2months
    New Canadian Record of 59.85m at Lethbridge Throws Gala
    Second Olympic B Standard of 59.15m
    New Canadian Record of 61.15m at Harry Jerome International in Vancouver
    Olympic Trials Champion, 60m (Meet Record), Qualified for London 2012
    London 2012, 11th in Qualifying Round, Qualified for Finals, where she placed 12th


    Low back injury – 2 months off from training preseason, affected fitness for season longevity
    Moved to train at National Training Center in Lethbridge with Coach Larry Steinke in May
    Personal Best of 58.40m at Lethbridge throws Gala
    8th Place at FISU in China


    Winner of Texas Relays, and meet record - 57.85m
    Mid  season elbow injury  - rest of season affected
    NACAC Champion in the Florida, USA


    Winner of Texas Relays, and meet record - 57.85m
    Mid  season elbow injury  - rest of season affected
    NACAC Champion in the Florida, USA


    SFU Spring Open Personal Best of 55.85m
     Canadian Senior Champion
    6th Place at World University Games (FISU) in Serbia
    Canadian Senior Record 58.21m at FISU


    Personal Best of 54.13m at Seattle, WA
    Canadian Senior Champion
    North American and Central American (NACAC) Champion in Mexico

2007-2010 UBC Career

    4 time NAIA Champion
    NAIA Record Holder, Set Record 3 times
    2011 May Brown Award Recipient – Outstanding Graduating Female Athlete (based on UBC Career)


    Canadian Junior Record Holder – 52.37m(at Mt. SAC Relays, California)
    Elbow injury – couldn’t attend Junior Pan Am Junior Championships despite qualifying for the team


    2nd Place at ASU Invitational as a high school athlete at a NCAA meet
    Canadian Junior Champion
    12th Place at World Junior Championships in China
    High School Female Athlete of the Year Award (for Sport BC)


    Canadian Youth Champion
    Canadian Youth Record Holder – 50.53m
    5th Place at World Youth Championships in Morocco
    Recipient of Myrtle Cook Award – Athletics Canada Award for Best Youth Athlete of the Year


    3rd at BC High School Championships
    BC Youth Champion
    Canadian Youth Champion


    Picked up at Javelin in Grade 8 Gym Class taught by Caroline Wittrin (who had competed for Canada in hammer)

Liz Gleadle

  • The Basics
  • Name: Elizabeth Sonia Gleadle
  • DOB: December 5th, 1988
  • Hometown: Vancouver, BC
  • Coach: Lawrence (Larry) Steinke
  • Parents: Dan and Sonia Gleadle
  • Height / Weight: 6’1 / 175lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • High School: Kitsilano Secondary School
  • Post-Secondary: University of British Columbia
  • Degree: Bachelor of Kinesiology (Science Degree)
  • Sport: Track and Field, Javelin