2015 Big Sky Champions
Kovar Repeats as Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 01/22/2013
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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Jan. 22 - SUU thrower Kayla Kovar earned her second consecutive Big Sky Athlete of the Week award after recording top-three finishes in both the shot put and weight throw at New Mexico's Cherry & Silver Invitational last weekend. Kovar had already met the Big Sky qualifying standards in both events during the previous indoor meet, NAU's Lumberjack Team Challenge, on Jan. 12.

Kovar leads the conference in the shot put with a season-best mark of 50-3.25, a second-place finish at the New Mexico meet, standing over three feet beyond the second-place conference mark of 46-10, thrown by NAU's Jessica Bush. A third-place weight throw mark of 57-9.75 at the Cherry & Silver Invite places her second in the conference behind NAU's Lauren Stuart (58-1.25). 

The junior currently holds the all-time school records in both indoor events with personal best marks of 52-6.5 in the shot put and 58-9.75 in the weight throw, which she recorded during the 2012 season.

Kovar will continue to compete this weekend as she joins the rest of the Thunderbirds at the UW Invitational in Seattle, Wash., set to take place on Friday and Saturday.

Fri. Jan. 29
@ Mountain T's Invite
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Jan. 29
@ UW Invite
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Sat. Jan. 16
@ Lumberjack Team Challenge
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Jan. 15
@ Snake River Open/Multi
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Wed. Jun. 10
@ NCAA National Championships
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Thu. May. 28
@ NCAA West Regional Championships
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Fri. Feb. 12
@ Don Kirby Elite
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Feb. 12
@ Husky Classic
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Feb. 19
@ NAU Tuneup
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Thu. Feb. 25
@ Big Sky Indoor Championships
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Mar. 11
vs. NCAA Indoor Nationals
Indoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Mar. 18
@ UNLV Spring Invite
Outdoor Track and Field
TBA
Thu. Mar. 24
@ UCR Spring Classic
Outdoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Apr. 1
@ Stanford Invite
Outdoor Track and Field
TBA
Fri. Apr. 1
@ San Francisco
Outdoor Track and Field
TBA
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