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Ducks Invade London 2012: Brianne Theisen, Canada, Heptathlon


Brianne Theisen is one of the best track and field athletes to ever compete for the Ducks winning seven NCAA titles in her career to put her fourth on the all-time championships list in history. In 2012 she was named co-National Women's Field Athlete of the Year, along with Kimberlyn Duncan of LSU. Theisen won her her third NCAA heptathlon championship this year, with the highest score since 1995. She is one of only three, 3-time titlists in the event in history.

The Women's heptathlon is a combined competition that includes seven events: 100m hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m, Long Jump, Javelin Throw, and 800m. Her heptathlon score of 6,440 in this year's championships was a new personal best. Theisen used personal bests in the 100 hurdles (13.30), shot put (42-4¾, 12.92m), long jump (20-7¼, 6.28m), and javelin (152-2, 46.38m) to compile her winning score.

A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Theisen was a national junior champion in 2006 and won the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships. Theisen is engaged to Ashton Eaton, who set the world decathlon record earlier this year, and who will compete for the United States in the London Olympics. The pair figure to garner a lot of attention in London as they're both young, attractive, intelligent, and extremely talented. Not only an outstanding athlete, Theisen was also an Academic All-American in 2012.

Many congrats to Brianne and GO DUCKS!