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UND W Track & Field BIO
Molly Griep
Player Profile:
Molly Griep 818671
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Whitewater, Wis.
High School: Whitewater High School
Major: Kinesiology
  • Griep Performance History

2015-16
Indoor (Junior):
Scored in both the weight throw and shot put at the Big Sky Conference Championship … Placed sixth in the weight with a throw of 61 feet, 9.75 inches (18.84 meters) that was the second-best in UND history … Also placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 45-09.75 (13.96) … Took a third-place finish in the weight throw at the Jim Emmerich Invitational after throwing 60 feet, 9.50 inches (18.49) … Won the shot put at the SDSU Tune-up with a throw of 45-09.00 (13.94). 

Outdoor (Junior): Placed third in the discus at the Big Sky Conference Championship with a mark of 150-11.00 (46.01) … Also finished sixth in the shot put with a season-best throw of 45-10.75 (13.99) … Hit the fifth-best hammer throw in school history with a mark of 179-03 (54.64) at North Dakota State … Earned third place at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a shot put throw of 44-02.50 (13.47) … Finished in second with a hammer throw of 177-02.00 (54.00) at the Shamrock Invitational … Placed second in the discus and third in the shot put at the University of Sioux Falls Open … Earned third letter. 

2014-15
Indoor (Redshirt):
Redshirted the season … Won the weight throw at the Thundering Herd Classic while competing unattached … Took first in the shot put at the Jack Johnson Invitational while competing unattached … Claimed the title in the weight at the Jim Emmerich/Alumni Invitational while competing unattached … Also won the weight at the SDSU Open while competing unattached. 

Outdoor (Redshirt): Redshirted the season … Placed second in the hammer at the Cobber Twilight while competing unattached … Took second in the shot put at the Lyle Hokanson Classic while competing unattached … Won the discus at the Dakota Duals while competing unattached. 

2013-14
Indoor (Sophomore):
Placed sixth in the shot put at the Big Sky Indoor Championship with a PR of 46-07 ¼ ... Runner-up in the shot put at the NDSU Tune-Up with a mark of 45 feet, 9 ¼ inches (13.95) … Runner-up in the discus at the NDSU Tune-Up with a mark of 162-10 (49.64) … Hit a PR in the hammer throw at the NDSU Tune-Up with a throw of 170-10 (52.08) … Was the runner-up in the discus at the Ron Masanz Classic with a mark of 135-08 (41.36) … Broke UND’s shot put record for the second time at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational with a throw of 47-05 (14.45) … Broke the school’s 24-year-old shot put record for the first time at the Cobber Twilight with a mark of 46-06 (14.17) to win the event … Was the runner-up in the hammer throw at the Cobber Twilight with a throw of 168-11 (51.48) … Placed seventh in the discus at the Beach Invitational with a mark of 160-11 (49.04) … Took fourth in the discus at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open with a throw of 155-10 (47.50) … Took fourth in the hammer at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open with a mark of 165-02 (50.35). 

Outdoor (Sophomore): Earned her first All-Big Sky Conference honor by placing third in the discus at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship with a throw of 158 feet, 10 inches (48.41 meters) … Also placed eighth in the shot put with a mark of 44-09 ¾ (13.66) ... Won the discus at the Dakota Duals with a throw of 163-04 (49.79) … Placed third in the shot put at the Dakota Duals with a mark of 45-03.75 (13.81) … Earned second letter. 

2012-13
Indoor (Freshman):
Recorded a Big Sky indoor qualifier in the shot put at the USD open with a PR of 44-3.5 that was the fifth-best in school history … Threw the second-best weight throw in school history at the Bison Open with a mark of 53-07 … Recorded the fourth-best outdoor weight throw in UND history with a mark of 44-04 at the NDSU Tune-Up. 

Outdoor (Freshman): Advanced to the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships and placed 11th in the discus … Earned all-conference honors in the discus at the 2013 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship … Was the runner-up with a throw of 148 feet, 2 inches … One of only three throwers in the Big Sky to record automatic qualifiers in three throwing events for the conference meet … Broke the school record in the weight throw with a mark of 53-7 at the Bison Open … Qualified for the USA Junior Championship with a PR discus throw of 159-4 at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational … Throw was the second-best discus mark in school history … One day later won the shot put with a PR of 43-9.75 … Recorded a Big Sky qualifier in the hammer with a throw of 159 feet at South Dakota’s Dakota Duals … Her hammer throw of 161-08 at NDSU was the fifth-best in school history … Earned first letter. 

Before UND
A 2012 graduate of Whitewater High School ... Lettered four times in track and was named Rock Valley Conference MVP in each of her last three years ... Won the Wisconsin state championship in the shot put as a senior ... Established school records in both the shot put and discus ... Earned three straight Rock Valley Conference championships in the discus from 2009 to 2011 and back-to-back conference titles in the shot put in 2009 and 2010 ... Was the conference runner-up as a senior in the shot put to future UND teammate Alyssa Lueck ... Placed second in the shot put and fifth in the discus at the 2010 Wisconsin Division II state meet ... Also lettered four times in basketball and three times in volleyball ... Was a first-team all-conference performer in basketball and an all-conference honorable mention in volleyball. 

Personal
Majoring in kinesiology ... Daughter of Peter and Lisa Griep.

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