Sara Killinen Season 2021

HometownLapua, Finland
High SchoolKuortaneen Lukio

2023 Outdoor: Finished 14th at the NCAA East Prelims with a mark of 61.38m (201' 4") in the hammer throw... Earned silver at the ACC Championships throwing 62.50m (205' 1")... Set a season-best 67.93m (222' 10") finishing third at the Mt. SAC Relays... Named ACC Women's Field Performer of the Week. 

2023 Indoor: Placed 12th at the NCAA Championships throwing 21.23m (69' 8") in the weight throw... Earned second team All-American honors... Set a Finland National Record in weight throw at the ACC Championships earning silver with a mark of 22.66m (74' 4.25") ... Finished third at the Lenny Lyles Invitational with a mark of 21.09m (69' 2.5")... Set a mark of 22.17m (72' 9") finishing second at the Virginia Tech Invitational. 

2022 Outdoor: Finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw to earn first team All-American honors, her throw of 71.02m (233' 0") breaking the all-time ACC record and her own school record, and becoming the first woman in ACC history to throw further than 71 meters ... Earned bronze at the ACC Championships with a hammer throw of 64.79m (212' 7") ... Broke the Virginia Tech school record in the hammer with a throw of 69.50m (228' 0") to finish as the top collegian at the Desert Heat Classic ... Won the hammer competition at the Gamecock Invitational with a hammer throw of 66.04m (216' 8") ... Finished fourth overall in the hammer with a throw of 66.37m (217' 9") at the Florida Relays.

2022 Indoor: Earned silver in the weight throw at the ACC Championships with a lifetime best throw of 22.21m (72’ 10.5”), breaking her own Finnish national record and moving her to No. 3 all-time at Virginia Tech ... Finished 15th in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships to earn second team All-American honors ... Set the Finnish national record in the weight throw with an effort of 21.60m (70' 10.5") at the Tiger Paw Invitational … Took second at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a toss of 20.86m (68’ 5.25”) … Produced a weight throw of 21.35m (70’ 0.5”) to earn second place at the Hokie Invitational … Came in third place at the Virginia Tech Invitational delivering a heave of 21.13m (69’ 4”) in the weight throw.

2021 Outdoor: At the NCAA East Prelims finished 14th in the hammer with a throw of 62.88m (206' 3"), just two spots off of qualifying for Eugene ... Won silver at the ACC Championships with a lifetime best hammer throw of 64.92m (213' 0") to earn first team All-ACC ... Finished first in the hammer with a throw of 64.08m (210' 3") at the Virginia Grand Prix ... Took third at the Virginia Challenge with a hammer throw of 64.54m (211' 9") ... Delivered a hammer throw of 63.89m (209' 7") to finish third at the Raleigh Relays.

2021 Indoor: Finished sixth in the weight throw at the ACC Championships with a personal best 19.77m (64' 10.5") throw to earn second team All-ACC ... Delivered a 18.35m (60' 2.5") weight throw to finish seventh at the Tiger Paw Invite ... Placed third in the weight throw with a heave of 18.59m (61' 0") at the Doc Hale Elite Meet ... Made her collegiate debut with a 19.45m (63' 9.75") weight throw to finish fourth at the Hokie Invitational.

Sara Killinen's Track and Field Career Bests - Career Results


Weight Throw – 22.66m (74' 4.25"), ACC Championships (2023)

Hammer Throw – 71.02m (213' 0"), NCAA Championships (2022)