Engel finished fifth at the 1976 Summer Olympics, third at the 1977 World Cup and fourth at the 1978 European Championships. She represented the sports team SC Neubrandenburg and became East German champion in 1975.
Her personal best throw was 68.92 metres, achieved in June 1977 in Karl-Marx-Stadt. This result ranks her tenth among German discus throwers, behind Gabriele Reinsch, Ilke Wyludda, Diana Gansky-Sachse, Irina Meszynski, Gisela Beyer, Martina Hellmann-Opitz, Evelin Jahl, Silvia Madetzky and Franka Dietzsch.
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