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Janae Profit

Throws
Position
Sophomore
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Dunwoody, Ga.
Hometown
Dunwoody High School
High School
Janae Profit - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA Outdoor Championships
2024:
Shot Put

NCAA East Preliminaries
2024 Outdoor:
Shot Put and Discus Throw
2023 Outdoor: Shot Put and Discus Throw

All-ACC
2024 Outdoor: Discus Throw (Second Team)

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• Competed in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
• Doubled in the shot put and discus throw at the NCAA East preliminary
• Recorded a personal-best of 16.28m/53-5 in the shot put at the NCAA East preliminary
• Competed in the shot put (15.28m/50-1.75, 7th) and discus (51.62m/169-4, 5th) at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Won the discus throw at the Virginia High Performance
• Competed in both the shot put and discus throw at Penn Relays, finishing second in the shot put
• Won both the shot put and discus throw at the Virginia Grand Prix
• All-ACC Academic Team

2024 Indoor
• Participated in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championship
• Took home bronze in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Challenge
• Had a top ten finish in the shot put at the Hokie Invitational
• Threw for third in the shot put at the Penn State National Open
• Opened 2024 with a seventh-place finish in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Invitational

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Hit a personal best in the discus throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, reaching 52.45m
• Threw the shot put at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Placed third at the Virginia Challenge in the Discus, reaching 51.48m
• Won the shot put at the Virginia Grand Prix, throwing a personal best of 15.75m

2023 Indoor
•  Competed at the ACC Indoor Championships, placing 12th
• Placed third in the shot put at the Doc Hale VT Meet, throwing 15.36m

2022 Outdoor
• Competed in the shot put and discus at the Virginia Open
• Placed third in the shot put and sixth in the discus at the Colonial Relays
• Placed fifth in the discus at the Virginia Challenge with a PB mark of 47.79 meters (156’9″)
• Finished third in the shot put and fourth in the discus at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Placed second in the shot put and third in the hammer throw at the Virginia High Performance
• Competed in the shot put and discus at the ACC Championships

2022 Indoor 
• Placed eighth in the shot put at the Hokie Invitational (14.16m / 46’5.5″)
• Competed in the weight throw at the Hokie Invitational
• Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet
• Set a personal best in the weight throw (15.64m / 51’3.75″) at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the VT Challenge
• Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships

Background
• 2021 Gatorade Georgia Girls Track & Field Player of the Year
• Swept the discus and shot put at the 2021 Class 7A state meet
• Her season-best throw of 47-11 in the shot put ranked No. 19 nationally among 2021 prep competitors and her personal-best discus performance of 159-8 ranked No. 20
• The 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year
• She won the shot put at the Georgia High School Champions Challenge in the fall of 2020 and also won the Turkey Toss with a personal-best throw of 48-1.75
• Her best prep throws in the discus and shot rank No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, in state history, according to MileSplit.com
• The shot put and discus champion at 2021 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships
• Concluded her prep track career with seven individual state titles in indoor and outdoor track.
• In 2020, was the runner-up for Georgia’s Gatorade Player of the Year
• Won the 2019 state championship in shot put
• Had June 14 declared as “Janae Profit Day” in Dunwoody

Personal
• Double majoring in African-American studies and media studies