Name: Raven Saunders
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Shot Put
Height: 5-5
Weight: 240
DOB: 5/15/1996
Birthplace: Charleston, S.C.
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
High School: Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) ‘14
College: University of Mississippi ‘18, General Studies
Coach(es): John Smith
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 1st
  • 2015 Pan American Junior Championships, gold
  • 2014 USA Junior Outdoor Championships, gold
  • 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, silver
Personal: Daughter of Herbert Johnson and Clarissa Saunders...Has one sister, Tanzania...Enjoys playing the piano...Named the 2014 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Set the all-time national high school girls record holder in the shot put...Broke the South Carolina shot put record by 11 feet...Broke the women’s NCAA indoor record in February 2015, recording the longest throw by a female collegian ever, indoor or outdoor.