Cal Track & Field BIO
Linda Oseso
Player Profile:
Linda Oseso 1251058
Position: Hammer-Shot Put
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Santa Clara HS
Experience: 3 Letters
  • Sixth on Cal's all-time performer list in the hammer with a fourth-place throw of 188-7 at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships (Kenyan record)
  • Immigrated with her family from Kenya to the United States when she was 11 in March 2001

Junior (2011): In addition the hammer, placed 10th at the conference meet in the shot put with a heave of 45-10.00 ... her best outdoor mark in the event was 46-11.75 at the Big Meet ... indoors, set a PR in the shot put (47-3.50) ... at the MPSF meet, took eighth in the shot (45-8.00) and third in the weight throw (59-1.50) ... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic and to the MPSF All-Academic team.
Sophomore (2010): Chosen to the MPSF All-Academic (indoors), USTFCCCA All-Academic and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic (outdoors) teams ... improved her best in the hammer to 179-2 at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet, where she finished 28th ... took 10th in the hammer at the Pac-10 Championships (160-10) ... also led the Bears in the shot put with an outdoor best of 44-4.00 at the Pac-10 meet (placed 6th) ... indoors, took sixth in the shot at the MPSF Championships (45-5.25).
Redshirt-Freshman (2009): Recorded Cal's best marks in both the shot put and hammer ... top mark of 45-1 in the shot came at the Pac-10 Championships, where she finished eighth ... also 15th in the hammer at the conference meet (152-2) ... hammer season best of 157-10 came at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... during the indoor season, threw the shot 44-6.75 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in New Mexico and had a best in the weight throw of 50-2.50.
Freshman (2008): Redshirted.

High School: Set her Santa Clara HS record of 39-2 in the shot put as a senior ... was the El Camino League champion in the shot put and discus in her junior and senior seasons ... played two years of varsity basketball ... named a co-captain and the Most Outstanding Player or her basketball team as a senior.

Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1990, in Nairobi, Kenya ... parents are Paul and Wahu Oseso ... has three sisters ... fluent in Kiswahili ... member of the Bear SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Council) ... interdisciplinary studies major.

Career Best Marks
Event                       Mark   Date
Shot Put       47-3.50i (14.41m)   Jan. 29, 2011
Hammer            188-7 (57.49m)   May 13, 2011
Weight Throw   59-1.50i (18.02m)   Feb. 25, 2011
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