Road to Beijing: DeAnna Price

DeAnna Price (born 8 June 1993) is a US American thrower from Moscow Mills, Missouri USA; competing the shot put, discus and hammer throw. She finished 18th at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships, is the defending NCAA hammer champion and member of the 2015 Beijing World Championship team. 

season team shot put discus hammer javelin
 2008 Troy Buchanan High School 25' 6"/ 7,77m  116' 7"/ 35,53m  dnc dnc
2009 Troy Buchanan High School 32' 8½"/ 9,96m  127' 11"/ 38,98m  dnc  dnc
2010 Troy Buchanan High School 38' 6½"/ 11,74m 135' 2"/ 41,19m  est 45m/ 147'  dnc
2011 Troy Buchanan High School  42' 4"/ 12,90m 149' 3"/ 45,49m 181' 1"/ 55.19m  dnc
2012 Southern Illinois University  14,10m/ 46' 3¼" 48,95m/ 160' 7" 62.62m  33.93m
2013 Southern Illinois University  15,02 m/ 49' 3½"  47,54m/ 155' 11" 65.18m  32.58m
2014 Southern Illinois University  16,29m/ 53' 5½"  dnc  dnc  dnc
 2015 Southern Illinois University  16,30m/ 53' 5¾" 53,46m/ 175' 4"  71.49m  dnc

How has your training been going?
Training is going really well. I love throwing and enjoying my time with my teammates. I feel that I have made a full recovery from my injury and finally feeling like I'm finally reaching my potential, but still have a long way to go

What is the focus of your training schedule?
My focus in training is to get to the next level. Really working on my technique and getting more reps in. Getting stronger and stronger is always a benefit, but getting the reps in is what matters.

Is there anything new you are implementing into your training?
I'm working on keeping the ball more behind to get the stretch I'm looking for; really trying to connect throughout the entire throw. smile emoticon

Where are you currently training?
I am currently training at SIUC (Southern Illinois University in Carbondale USA).

Will you be attending any training camps at another site? If so, willyour coach travel with you?
I know before Worlds they have us going to the Tokyo training camp. I'm very much looking forward to it with my coach, John Jay Smith. Coach Smith will be coming to Worlds with me and training me there : ) He will also be writing up my workouts before I leave.

Are you currently working a job? If so, what and how many hours a week?
I am not currently working a job. I am very fortunate to have a great support system with my family. Mom and Dad have given me so many different opportunities for my success.

What competitions do you have planned?
The only competitions I have planned are the NACACs and Worlds. I only have one more outdoor college season and looking forward to 2016.

When will you travel to Beijing?
I will be traveling to Beijing after NACACs (Aug 10th).

Will any friends or family be travelling to Beijing?
Only my coach will be traveling with me to Beijing. I'm looking forward to the experience and showing what I have to offer.