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 Lydia Wehrli

2015 Outdoors: Earned a place on the MAAC All-Academic Team…Opened the season with a second-place finish in the hammer throw (187’8) at the UTSA Team Challenge on March 20…Broke own school record by one inch with an effort of 192’3, which was good for third place in the hammer throw at the Sam Howell Invitational on April 3…Named MAAC Field Performer of the Week for that performance…Won the hammer throw (176’6) at the Rider Invitational on April 11…Competed in the women’s championship hammer throw at the Penn Relays on April 24 and finished fourth with a mark of 183’3…Notched third straight hammer throw title at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 2, getting out to a distance of 183’1…Claimed the bronze medal in the hammer throw (189’6) at the ECAC Outdoor Championships on May 15…Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw for the third consecutive year and placed 24th out of 48 competitors with a toss of 181’3.

2014-15 Indoors: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Secured first place in the weight throw (55’10¼) at the Manhattan College Opener on Dec. 5…Got out to a distance of 54’8, good for second place in the weight throw at the Brother Jasper Invitational on Dec. 13…Grabbed second in the weight throw (55’7½) at the Metro Team Challenge on Jan. 23…Finished third in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 59’9 at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational on Jan. 30…Earned MAAC Field Performer of the Week honors for that performance…Took fourth in the weight throw (54’3¾) at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Feb. 5…Selected as MAAC Field Performer of the Week for the second time on Feb. 17 after placing eighth in the weight throw (55’8½) at the Millrose Games on Feb. 12…Won the gold medal in the weight throw (58’7¼) at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 21…Captured seventh place in the weight throw (57’8¼) at the ECAC Indoor Championships on March 6.

2014 Outdoors: Selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Named MAAC Performer of the Week on March 25 after finishing second in the hammer throw (190’7) at the season-opening Shamrock Invitational (March 20)…Placed sixth in the hammer throw (187’7) at the ASU Invitational on March 28…Took second in the hammer throw (188’8) at the Sam Howell Invitational on April 4…Won the hammer throw (186’6) at the Army Six-Way Meet on April 12…Competed in the women’s championship hammer throw at the Penn Relays on April 24 and just missed the finals, finishing eighth with a best mark of 180’8…Defended her MAAC Outdoor Championship in the hammer throw with a 188’6 effort on May 3…Captured fifth place in the hammer throw with a season-best performance of 191’9 at the ECAC Outdoor Championships on May 16…Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 29) in the hammer throw for the second straight year, placing 34th with a toss of 179’10.

2013-14 Indoors: Earned a place on the MAAC All-Academic Team…Won the weight throw (54’0½) at the Manhattan College Opener on Dec. 6…Finished first in the hammer throw at both the Army Four-Way Meet (56’10¼) on Jan. 11 and the UAlbany Great Dane Classic (56’11¼) on Jan. 17…Secured the bronze medal in the hammer throw (54’4) at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 30...Participated in the Millrose Games weight throw on Feb. 14 and placed seventh with a season-best effort of 57’8½…Took third in the weight throw (57’3½) at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 21…Competed in the weight throw at the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 8) for the second straight year, finishing 13th with a mark of 54’2½.

2013 Outdoors: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Set a new school record in the hammer throw on four different occasions…Broke the school hammer throw record for the first time at the ASU Invitational on March 22, earning MAAC Performer of the Week honors for her 187’6 effort, which was nine feet further than the previous mark…Selected MAAC Performer of the Week again on April 2 after bettering her record with a toss of 188’2 at the Dick Shea Invitational on March 29…Took second in the hammer throw (176’9) at the Lions Invitational on April 26…Won the hammer throw (176’7) at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 4…Established another new school record in the hammer throw at the ECAC Outdoor Championships on May 10, finishing fourth overall with a 191’4 showing…Placed 15th out of 48 competitors in the hammer throw with an effort of 184’3 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 23.

2012-13 Indoors: Selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Finished fourth in the weight throw (52’11½) at the Giegengack Invitational on Feb. 1…Placed second in the weight throw (51’7) at the Draddy Invitational on Feb. 9…Took third in the weight throw (54’6¾) and achieved a season-best mark in the shot put (30’5¾) at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 15…Had a season-best effort of 55’4¾ to take ninth in the weight throw at the ECAC Indoor Championships on March 1.

Other: Finished second in the hammer throw with a then-school record toss of 192’2 at the 2013 Swiss Championships…Won the silver medal in the hammer throw at the Swiss Nationals again in 2014 and 2015….Placed ninth in the hammer thow at the 2015 French Nationals.

Before Manhattan: Holds the Swiss Under-23 record in the hammer throw (197’0)…Won back-to-back Swiss Under-20 championships in 2008-09, and the Under-23 Swiss title in 2010…Set the College Calvin school record in the shot put in 2006…Also competed in gymnastics for six years.

Personal: Daughter of Eric Wehrli and Tamara Retchitzky…Has two sisters, Samantha and Nissa…Plans to become a pediatrician…Helped organize two concerts in March 2010 that raised 3000 Swiss francs for relief efforts in Haiti…Also organized a “Protect Yourself” Day for AIDS awareness in Geneva…Born on May 15, 1990.

Position: Throws
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anieres, Switzerland
High School: Bois-Caran/College Calvin
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