Valley grad Carrie Coriell transfers from Marshall to Rio Grande

August 16, 2013

Rio Grande Press Release

LUCASVILLE – University of Rio Grande track & field head coach Bob Willey has announced the addition of Carrie Coriell to the RedStorm’s 2014 women’s roster.

Coriell, a 5-foot-6 thrower, comes to Rio Grande as a transfer from NCAA Division I Marshall University and will join her younger sister, McKenzie, as a member of the RedStorm.

“My younger sister signed earlier this year and we’re very close,” Coriell said. “Joining her will make it easier on our parents when they attend meets.”

Last year at Marshall, Coriell competed in the weight throw on four occasions during the indoor season and established a personal-best of 12.12 meters at the Gladstein Invitational.

She competed in the hammer throw four times during the outdoor season and recorded a personal-best effort of 44.70 meters at the Conference USA championship meet, while also notching three top five finishes in the discus for the Thundering Herd. Her top effort in the discus of 38.27 meters came at the Hilltopper Relays.

“We got on here late out of high school and she decided to go to Marshall, but we’re very excited to have her here now,” said Willey. “She’s a very talented young lady. I think she’ll be able to score big for us right away.”

Prior to her signing with MU, Coriell starred at Valley High School for head coach Jason Fell.

“Getting the chance to compete collegiately was a goal of mine throughout my time in high school,” said Coriell, who will major in Education. “I’m happy to have this opportunity.”

She’s also focused on becoming better at her craft.

“I know I need to improve on my spin, but I hope I can qualify for the nationals in both the hammer and the discus,” Coriell said. “My ultimate goal is to break a record or two and become an All-American.”

Coriell is the daughter of Ron and Beth Coriell of Lucasville.