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 Jayson Kovar

2016 | Junior Indoor

  • Finished second in the shot put at the 2016 Big Sky Indoor Championships
  • Threw the fifth furthest weight throw in school history at the Indoor Championships with a throw of 59' 7'

2016 | Junior Outdoor

  • Claimed the Big Sky Championship in the Discus at the Big Sky Outdoor Championships with a throw of 57.97 meters in the finals
  • Finished as runner-up in the Shot PUt at the Outdoor Championships with a throw in the finals of 16.91 meters
  • Named Big Sky Men's Field Athlete of the Week twice during the season

2015 | Redshirt Junior

  • Did not compete

2014 | Sophomore Indoor

  • Competed in six meets during the season throwing the shot put and weight throw
  • Placed eighth at the Big Sky Indoor Championship in the shot put

2014 | Sophomore Outdoor

  • Competed in eight meets during the season throwing the discus, shot put, and hammer throw
  • Placed second in the discus and sixth in the shot put a the Big Sky Championships
  • Competed at the NCAA Regional championship in the discus

2013 | Freshman Indoor

  • Competed in five meets during the indoor season, throwing in the shot put and weight throw
  • Helped the T-Birds to a fifth-place team finish at the Big Sky Championship with an eighth-place finish in the shot put.

2013 | Freshman Outdoor

  • Competed in seven meets during the outdoor season, participating in the shot put and discus throw 
  • Placed second in the shot put and third in the discus throw at the UVU Collegiate Invitational 
  • Placed second in the shot put at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational 
  • Placed seventh in the discus throw and 12th in the shot put at the Big Sky Championship.

 

Prep:

  • Prepped at Burroughs HS and currently holds the school records in the shot put and discus
  • Holds the 11th-best all-time high school discus throw record in California
  • 2012 state indoor champion in the shot put
  • Four-time Desert Sky League Champion with two titles in the shot put and two in the discus
  • Four-time California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section, Division III Champion with two titles in the shot put and two in the discus
  • Two-time silver medalist in the discus at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet
  • Recorded personal best marks of 207-9 in the discus and 62-3.5 in the shot put
  • Four-time letterwinner in track & field.

Personal: 

  • Parents are Jay and Alissa Kovar
  • Majoring in integrated engineering
  • Older sister Kayla is also on the SUU T&F team
  • Graduated high school with 3.5 GPA, Principle's Award for Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete and Desert Sky League Academic Athlete Award.

Career best:

Shot Put: 17.38 m

Discus: 58.97 m

Hammer: 53.47 m 

Weight Throw: 18.16 m

 

Position: Throws
Height: 6'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ridgecrest, Calif.
High School: Burroughs HS
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