East Carolina Sends Three Athletes To Des Moines in Early June
Junior Quinton Harley Runs Season Best to Nab Berth in National Semifinals
Pirates Send Program Single-Season Record Number of Athletes to NCAA Preliminary Round
Kim Kanala Captures First Career League Title
East Carolina Women Look To Sweep Indoor, Outdoor Titles
2010-11: Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the hammer, producing a mark of 54.08 meters to finish fifth in her flight ... Captured fourth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the hammer with a season-best 54.58 ... Turned in the top performance for the Pirates in the weight throw, recording a mark of 17.65 at Penn State to complement four top-five finishes during the indoor campaign ... Took fifth at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the weight throw by posting a 17.42 ... Excelled in the discus, throwing the squad's top mark at 42.88 meters - good for seventh place at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.
2009-10: Improved two spots to fifth in the weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championships, setting her career best at 17.13 meters ... Was a discus and hammer specialist during the outdoor campaign ... Took fourth and eighth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the discus and hammer with marks of 45.49 and 52.96 meters, respectively ... Won an event title in the discus, throwing 43.93 at the Quad Meet.
2008-09: Placed seventh in the weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a personal-best 16.27 ... Set career highs in the discus (44.22) and the hammer throw (49.31) at the Duke Twilight Meet ... Captured 15th in the hammer at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a throw of 45.10.
High School: Qualified for the state meet in the shot put her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Earned the state title in the discus with a throw of 149'9 her junior year while also taking second in the shot put (42'6") ... Placed second in the discus at the state meet her senior campaign while qualifying in the shot put ... Received the Judge John J. Driscoll Scholar-Athlete Award ... Named to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association All-State Team in 2007 and 2008 ... Was the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Athlete-of-the-Week in April of 2007 ... Also earned Tribune Review Athlete-of-the-Week honors in April of 2007 and May of 2008 ... Served as team captain her senior season ... Earned four varsity letters in track.
Personal: Projected major is nursing ... Daughter of Vince and Linda Kanala ... Won the Tribune Review Outstanding Young Citizen Award in 2008 ... Was also the Fort Allen Volunteer Fire Department Rookie-of-the-Year.