Olivia Midles
Olivia Midles
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Olympia, Wash.
High School: Capital HS '10
Position: Throws
Experience: 3L*


Indoor Best at EWU

Weight Throw 55-5 3/4

Outdoor Best at EWU

Hammer Throw
195-10

All-Big Sky Accolades: 2013 Outdoor: Hammer Throw, 2nd.2011 Outdoor: Hammer Throw, 2nd.

2012-13: Indoor: Midles placed 14th in the weight throw at the BSC Indoor Championships with a throw of 50-6. She had her personal-best toss of 53-4 1/4 at the Idaho Collegiate, placing her fourth and ranking her ninth in school history. Outdoor: Midles placed second in the hammer throw at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a season-best mark of 180-10. Her best mark prior to the conference meet was 178-3 at the UNLV Randall Cunningham Invitational. She was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

2011-12: Indoor: Midles had her season best in the weight throw at the UW Husky Classic, where she had a toss of 52-7 1/2 to place 28th overall and rank ninth all-time at Eastern. She placed 10th at the BSC Indoor Championships with a throw of 50-8. She also won the weight throw at the Candy Cane Invite with a toss of 48-0. Midles was selected to the winter Big Sky All-Academic team. Outdoor: Redshirted.

2010-11: Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: As a true freshman, she placed second in the hammer throw at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 181-2. Her personal best of 182-3 came at the Pelluer Invite, where she placed first overall. That mark ranks her third all-time at Eastern. She also qualified for the NCAA DI West Preliminary Round in the hammer, where she placed 30th with a throw of 176-11. She was selected to the spring Big Sky All-Academic team and the USTFCCCA  All-Academic team.

High School: Coming from a family whose bloodlines flow rich in the excellence of the hammer throw, Midles broke records left and right in that event during her career at Capital High School in Olympia, Wash. Her best toss in the hammer was 175-10, at the Centralia Twilight meet. She shattered the state record of 173-7 previously held by her cousin Gabby Midles, a former thrower for the Idaho Vandals. Olivia dominated the state meet in the hammer, winning in 2008 and 2010 and breaking the meet record in 2010. She placed first at the USATF National Junior Track and Field Championships in 2007 and in 2010.

Personal: Undecided major. Born 12/5/91 in Olympia, Wash. Her parents are Dwight and Lisa Midles. Her father and two brothers were each NCAA DI All-Americans in the hammer throw. Her father received the honors for Washington State in 1977. Her brother, Adam, received the honors three times at USC and her brother, Zack, received the honors at Washington in 2009.

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