2008 OUTDOOR: Posted five top-five finishes in the hammer throw while reaching the NCAA Regional-qualifying mark six times ... Placed third at the Big 12 Championships with a season-best throw of 59.98 meters (196-09 ft.) ... Finished in seventh place at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a toss of 59.17 meters (194-01 ft.) ... Recorded a fourth-place finish at the Sooner Invitational after posting a throw of 56.16 meters (184-03 ft.) ... Posted a throw of 55.83 meters (183-02 ft.) at the Arkansas Twilight to finish in third place ... Placed second at the Georgia Invitational with a toss of 55.45 meters (181-11 ft.) ... Finished fourth at the Missouri Relays after recording a mark of 54.44 meters (178-07 ft.).
2008 INDOOR: Broke the Kansas school record for the weight throw while placing fifth at the Big 12 Championships with a throw of 18.97 meters (62-03 ft.) ... Hit an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in three out of six meets ... Won the Arkansas Invitational with a throw of 18.42 meters (60-05.25 ft.).
2007 OUTDOOR: Met a regional mark in all five meets in the hammer throw ... Set a new Memorial Stadium record at the Kansas Relays with a throw of 61.93 meters (203-02 ft.) ... Broke her own Kansas hammer throw record at the Big 12 Championships with a toss of 62.95 meters (206-06 ft.) ... Her throw at the Big 12 meet earned her the Big 12 championship by more than six feet.
2007 INDOOR: Competed in the weight throw six times ... Set a new Kansas record at the Tyson Invitational with a throw of 18.93 meters (62-01.25 ft.) ... Placed fifth at the Big 12 Championships with a toss of 18.68 meters (61-03.5 ft.)
2006 OUTDOOR: Competed in the hammer throw in seven meets for the Jayhawks ... Placed third at the Texas Relays ... Won the Mesa Classic with a throw of 60.93 meters (199-11 ft.) ... Placed second at the Kansas Relays ... Was runner-up at the Big 12 Championships with a mark of 58.65 meters (192-05 ft.) ... Was the NCAA Midwest Regional Champion with a school record mark of 62.30 meters (204-05 ft.) ... Competed at the NCAA Championships and placed 15th.
2006 INDOOR: Competed in the weight throw ... Improved greatly with each meet ... Placed eighth at the ISU Classic ... Set a new Kansas record at the Big 12 Championships with a mark of 18.87 meters (61-11 ft.) and placed fourth.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the honor list of excellence in studies and success in sports ... Placed third at the Russian Junior Championship with a hammer throw of 58.20 meters (190-11 ft.) ... Played tennis for six years.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Valentin Tarasova and Svetlana Tarasova ... Born in Togliatti, Russia ... Major is undecided.