Biography:

Taryn Suttie was a double gold medallist at the 2011 CIS Championships where she was victorious in the hammer throw and shot put. She was named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet and CIS Female Field Athlete of the Year. Suttie also won shot put bronze at the 2012 NACAC U23 meet. She captured the Canadian title in 2015 after placing second in 2012 and 2014. She had been third in 2011 and 2013. After setting her shot put personal best at 17.61m in April 2015, Suttie made her Pan Am Games debut later that summer in Toronto where she finished ahead of Canadian record holder Julie Labonté. She raised her PB to 17.88m in April 2016.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Don and Deb Suttie… Older siblings Jade and Kelsey… Getting into the Sport: Started in track and field at age 13, trying it during physical education class in school… Outside Interests: Works as a gym attendant at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops… Studied kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan (2009-11), completing half a degree… Enjoys spending time at the lake during her off-season…