Mahon, who joined the Yale staff last year, brings strong throwing credentials to New Haven. She was the 2002 U.S.Indoor and Outdoor Champion with a throw of 23.56 meters in the 20-pound weight and 72.01 meters in the hammer. She broke the American record in the hammer three times in 2002 and held the record until the spring of 2004, when it was broken by Erin Gilreath with a throw of 72.12 meters. Norgren Mahon has been a member of two World Championships Teams (2001, 2003), placing seventh in the Paris World Championships in 2003. She was also a member of this past summer's U.S. Olympic Team, competing in Athens. She has been ranked in the top 12 in the world for the past three years in the women's hammer, with a high ranking of fifth in 2002. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Vermont, where she competed in the hammer throw. She has worked as a full time high school English teacher since 1997 and currently teaches at Amity High School in Woodbridge, CT.