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Veronica Fraley

Veronica Fraley - Track & Field - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
Throws
Height:
5-6
Class:
Jr./So.
Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.
High School:
Wakefield HS
BIO

Clemson TFRRS Profile

Career Accolades

Awards & Accolades

  • Represented Team USA at the 2019 U20 Pan American Games in the Women’s Shot Put.
  • Finished 10th in the women’s discus during the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (June 19, 2021).

All-American

  • Discus (O) – 11th – 2021

All-ACC

  • Shot Put (O) – 3rd – 2021
  • Discus (O) – 5th – 2021
  • Shot Put (I) – 4th – 2021
  • Shot Put (I) – 6th – 2020
  • Discus (O) – 4th – 2019

Clemson All-Time Top 10 Rankings

  • No. 1 – Discus – 56.73m (186-1)
  • No. 2 – Shot Put – 16.59m (54-5.25)

Clemson Notes

  • Second woman in program history to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the shot put and discus during the same season.
  • Set a school record in the women’s discus by throwing 56.73m during the event’s qualifying rounds at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on June 18, 2021.

Season Highlights

2021 Outdoor Season

  • Set a school record in the women’s discus by throwing 56.73m during the event’s qualifying rounds at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on June 18, 2021.
    • Fraley finished 10th overall as a finalist in the event.
  • Earned second-team All-American honors in the discus during the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9-12).
    • Threw a best of 56.41m (185-1) during the opening flight of the competition.
  • At the NCAA Championships, Fraley finished 17th in the shot put, after having thrown 16.46m (54-0).
  • Finished ninth overall during the NCAA Preliminary East Region (May 26-29) meet in the discus competition after throwing 54.95m (180-3).
  • At the NCAA Prelims, Fraley finished 11th in the shot put after setting a personal best of 16.59m (54-5.25).
    • This was improved her mark as Clemson’s No. 2 all-time performer in the event.
  • At the ACC Outdoor Championships (May 13-15), Fraley finished third in the shot put and fifth in the discus.
    • The third-place finish in the shot put was the first first-team All-ACC honor of Fraley’s career.
  • Opened her outdoor season by contesting the women’s shot put and discus at the Tiger Track Classic (March 19-20).
  • Became the school record holder for the women’s discus throw during the Tennessee Relays (April 9), throwing 56.70m (186-00).
    • Fraley became the first woman in Clemson history to go over 56 meters in the event and earned her fourth career victory, three of which coming from the discus throw, on Saturday.
  • Became the No. 2 all-time performer in the women’s shot put during the Tennessee Relays (April 9), going 16.30m (53-5.75).
  • During the FSU Relays (March 25-26), Fraley became the then-No. 3 all-time performer¬†in the women’s shot put, throwing a lifetime best 16.24m (53-3.5).
  • In the shot put at the Tiger Track Classic, Fraley hit a mark of 15.84m (51-11.75).
  • In the discus competition at the Tiger Track Classic, Fraley finished second in the competition with her toss of 52.00m (170-7).

2021 Indoor Season

  • Made her season debut by contesting the invitational section of the women’s shot put during the Bob Pollock Invitational (Jan. 29-30).
    • At the Bob Pollock Invitational, Fraley threw 15.20 meters.
  • At the ACC Indoor Championships (Feb. 27-29), Fraley finished fourth in the shot put with a season’s best of 16.00m (52-0).
  • During the Tiger Paw Invite (Feb. 12-13), Fraley threw 15.76m (51-8.5) in the shot put.

2019-20 Season Highlights

  • Set a personal best in the women’s shot put by throwing 16.10m (52-10) at the South Carolina Invitational (Feb. 7-8).
  • The mark of 16.10m makes Fraley the No. 3 performer on Clemson’s all-time list for the event.
  • Earn second-team All-ACC honors in the women’s shot put at the 2020 ACC Indoor Championships by throwing 15.72m (51-7) to finish sixth overall.
  • Opened the season by throwing 15.48m (50-9.5) in the women’s shot put to earn the victory in the event.
  • Earned a top-3 finish in five of her competitions this season.
  • Earned a top-5 finish in six of her seven competitions.
  • Eclipsed the 15-meter mark in all seven of her women’s shot put competitions this season.

2018-19 Season Highlights

  • Placed second overall in the discus at the USATF U20 Championships, qualifying to compete at the U20 Pan American Games.
  • Placed fifth overall — finishing as the top American — at the 2019 U20 Pan American Games.
  • Earned her first collegiate victory at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, throwing 50.30m (165-0) in the discus competition.
  • Earned 13, top-5 finishes throughout her freshman campaign.
  • Made her Clemson debut at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 8) by competing in the shot put and weight throw.
  • Competed in a total of eight meets during the indoor campaign. Represented Clemson in a total of nine meets during the outdoor campaign.