Erin Compton
Erin Compton

05/23/2013

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Erin Compton is serving as a student assistant after a very successful career as a member of Marshall's track and field team.

In 2003, Compton won the Mid-American Conference Championship in the discus throw and placed fourth in the hammer. She qualified for the NCAA Championships in the discus where she went on to place eighth. Compton is the highest NCAA finisher in Marshall track history. She was named an All-American for her performance. She began her championship success in 2001, when she first won the MAC Championship in the discus. In addition to MAC championship success, Compton holds school records in the discus (170-0), the hammer (181-11), and the 20 lbs. weight (59-1.25).

Prior to attending Marshall, Compton attended Oak Hill High School where she was coached by Sam Calloway and Daniel Davis. She lettered in track, gymnastics, and soccer. She was the 2x West Virginia State Champion in the discus. Compton was named the 1999 West Virginia Track & Field Gatorade Circle of Champions Honoree.

Erin Compton is the daughter of Alton Compton and Lisa Roat. She was born June 22, 1981. She is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Education.