Amethyst Holmes
Amethyst Holmes


Huntsville, Ala.

High School:


Career Bests:
• Discus - 141-9
• Shot Put - 44-4.25
• 20-lb. Weight - 60-4
• Hammer Throw - 175-2

Sophomore (2009-10)
Recorded a personal-best and team-leading throw of 60-4 in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships ... threw a personal-best 44-4 ¼ in the shot put at the Texas A&M Challenge ... placed sixth in the hammer throw while recording a personal-best and team-leading throw (175-2) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... recorded a personal-best throw of 141-9 in the discus and improved on her indoor personal-best in the shot put (43-9 ¾) at the War Eagle Invitational.

Freshman (2008-09)
Finished 22nd in the shot put (38-5) and 13th in the weight throw (48-10) at the SEC Indoor Championships...finished 20th in the hammer throw (143-5) and 17th in the discus (111-1) at the SEC Outdoor Championships...recorded two personal-bests and one season-best throw at the Volunteer Track Classic in the shot put (38-0), hammer throw (152-1) and discus (132-8).

Prep and Personal
Team appeared at the 6A AHSAA State Championships 2004-08...won the state title in the shot put in 2008 and won the discus title in 2007...WHNT Athlete of the Month for March 2008...won the section title in the discus in 2007...finished third in the discus in 2006...named to the All-Metro team in 2007 by the Huntsville Times...member of the A/B Honor Roll all four years, 2008 AKA Debutante, Commendable Senior, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient, Girl Scout Silver Award Recipient, ASPA High School Journalist of the Year and 2008 Rick Bragg Feature Writing Award...also a member of the Huntsville Metro Track Club coached by Joseph Henderson and was the 2004 MVP...Parents: Alex Jr. and Yvonne Holmes...Sibling: Alex III...Birthday: July 25, 1990...Majoring in Journalism...Brother Alex plays football and throws for track and field at Greenville College.