School — Brown (2011)
Country — USA
Hometown — Fairfield, Conn.
Event — Javelin (NBC Preview)
Event Qualification — Wed., August 8, 2:05 pm Eastern
Event Finals — Sat., August 11, 2:20 pm Eastern
Craig Kinsley — one of the best javelin throwers to ever come out of the Ivy League — picked up the event his junior year of high school, when a broken hand kept him from being able to pick up a baseball. That turned out to be a fortuitous injury.
In his four years competing at Brown University, Kinsley improved his personal best by nearly 60 feet, earning All-American status as a sophomore before winning the national title as a junior (2010). Injuries put a damper on his senior season, but he was still strong enough to pull off an unprecedented fourth title in the javelin throw at Outdoor Heps (2011).
When Kinsley graduated, he held the second-furthest mark in Ivy League history (256-3), which he recorded at the 2010 USA Outdoor National Championships. Kinsley stayed in Providence following graduation to continue his training under Brown Head Coach Michelle Eisenreich. His qualification for the Olympic Games was two-fold this summer. He first hit the Olympic A atandard (269-0) with a personal best of 270-0 1/2 at a Chicago-area throws meet. Then at the 2012 Olympic Trials, Kinsley placed third (262-2), making Team USA by being the top finisher who had met that lofty standard.
CraigKinsleyJavelin.com: Personal website
USATF: Training Camp Album
NBC Fairfield: Fairfield Olympian Throwing For Gold
Connecticut Post: Years of Training Have Olympian Kinsley ‘Ready To Surprise People
Javelin Throw Magazine: Craig Kinsley Javelin Art
Track & Field News: Bible of the Sports Goes Digital
Stamford Advocate: Q&A With Craig Kinsley
News Times: Kinsley, Hard At Work, Limited in London Sightseeing
HepsTrack.com: The Heps Smoothie (Warning: kinda gross)