Giavonna Meeks - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Giavonna Meeks Season 2023-24

Throws

Class Sophomore
Event Throws
Hometown Denver, Colo.
High School Northfield
Major Human & Organizational Development
Bio

Career Results

Student-Athlete Highlights
• 2024 SEC bronze medalist in the weight throw
• 2023 Pan American U20 hammer throw champion
• 2023 USATF U20 hammer throw title
• Qualified for the 2023 NCAA East Regional
• Second-team All-SEC (2024)
• Two school records
• Three program all-time top 10 marks

In the Record Books
• Holds school record in the weight throw (75’7.25/23.04m)
• Holds school record in the hammer throw (199′ 4/60.77m)
• Fifth in Vanderbilt history in the outdoor shot put (46′ 3.5/14.11m)
• Sixth in Vanderbilt history in the indoor shot put (51’4.5/15.66m)
• Sixth in Vanderbilt history in the discus (149′ 7/45.60m)

As a Redshirt Freshman (2024)
• Third in in the weight throw (23.04m) at the SEC Indoor Championships
• Fifth in the weight throw (21.88m), second in the shot put (15.66m, seeded) at the Music City Challenge
• Second in the weight throw (21.47m) and the shot put (15.46m, open division) at the Vanderbilt Invitational
• Fifth in the weight throw (20.68m), first in the shot put (15.39m, open division) at the Commodore Challenge

As a Freshman (2023)
• First in the hammer throw (59.17m) at the Pan American U20 Championships
• First in the hammer throw (60.70m) at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships
• Second among freshmen and 27th overall in the hammer throw (57.90m) at the NCAA East Regional
• First among freshmen and 14th overall in the hammer throw (56.45m) and 16th in the shot put (14.11m) at the SEC Outdoor Championships
• First in the hammer throw (60.77m), eighth in the discus (45.57m) and 10th in the shot put (13.47m) at the Indiana Invitational

The Meeks File
Giavonna Meeks prepped at Northfield and was a letterwinner in basketball and track and field. Her 2022 prep accolades include Northfield girls track and field team all-league champion, Denver Public Schools Female Track Athlete of the Year, Northfield High School Female Athlete of the Year, Nike indoor national champion in the weight throw and Nike outdoor national champion in the hammer throw. In 2021 and 2022, Meeks was named Denver Public Schools first-team all-conference. She earned second-team all-conference selection in 2020. Her prep-best marks include 57.39 meters in the hammer throw, 18.53 meters in the weight throw, 50.39 meters in the discus and 14.40 meters in the shot put. All throughout high school, she maintained academic honor roll status while playing multiple sports.

Personal
Giavonna’s parents’ names are Robert and Fernon, and her brother’s name is Jacob. She has a few famous family members: Robert Meeks, her father, Za’Darius Smith and Davern Williams. Her father, Robert, played football at Auburn and in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.

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