Lysah Russell
Lysah Russell
Year: SO
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
High School: Classical
Events: Throws
Major: Psychology

Personal Bests

  • Outdoor
    • Shot put: 37' .5" (2017-18 at Minutemen Invitational)
    • Hammer: 170' 4" (2017-18 at Holy Cross Invitational)

2017-18

  • Outdoor:
    • Placed second in the hammer throw (170' 4") and finished ninth in the shot put (36' 5.5") at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished ninth in the hammer throw (160' 11") and 11th in the shot put (35' 11.25") at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished fourth in the hammer throw (159' 10") at the Ocean State Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer throw (153' 7") and eighth in the shot put (37' .5") at the Minutemen Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer throw (155' 2") at the Black & Gold Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Did not compete.

High School

  • Attended Classical High School.
  • Member of the track and field team and earned eight varsity letters in four years.
  • Earned one varsity letter with the volleyball team.
  • Captained the track and field team (2013-14, 2015-16).
  • Freshman State Champion in the shot put (2012-13).
  • JV weight and hammer Champion (2013-14).
  • Indoor All-American weight throw (2014-15, 2015-16).
  • Indoor State weight throw Champion (2015-16).
  • Member of the Outdoor State Championship team (2014).
  • Earned the Honor Roll every semester.
  • Academic Athlete for outdoor (2016).

Before URI

  • Transfer from Georgia State University.
  • Earned the Sunbelt Deans Award for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Placed ninth in the hammer throw at Sunbelt Outdoor Conference Championship.

Personal

  • Born September 30, 1998.
  • Daughter of Gioconda and Richard.
  • Has a younger brother, Richard.
  • Chose Rhode Island because of the "Rhody family feeling".
  • Interests include music and acoustic guitar.
  • Majoring in pyschology with plans of becoming a pyschologist.