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Kayla Kovar
Position: THROWS
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ridgecrest, Cali.
High School: Burroughs HS
Other College: UCLA
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OUT 2013: Competed once during the outdoor season, taking first in the hammer throw and third in the discus throw at the UNLV Invitational.  OUT 2012: Competed in nine meets during the outdoor season, throwing in the shot put, discus and hammer ... swept the shot put, hammer and discus at the Summit League Championship, as well as both the SUU/NAU Dual and SUU/ISU Dual ... racked up a total 14 first- or second-place finishes during the season ... finished 23rd in the shot put and 25th in the discus at the NCAA West Region ... named Summit League Field Championship MVP and all-Summit League athlete ... garnered academic all-Summit League status ... set new all-time SUU records in the shot put and discus, as well as a second-place school record in the hammer.   OUT 2011: Competed in ten meets during the outdoor season, competing in the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw ... finished first in the shot put at UNLV, Fullerton and Pomona-Pitzer, as well as first in the discus at Pomona-Pitzer ... tallied points for the T-Birds with a third-place finish in the discus and seventh-place finish in the hammer at the Summit League Championship ... garnered all-Summit League and academic all-Summit League honors ... represented SUU at the NCAA Regional Championship, placing 34th in the shot put ... named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

IN 2013: Competed in five meets during the indoor season, throwing in the shot put and weight throw ... placed in the top-six in every event she competed in ... took the individual title in the shot put at the Big Sky Championship, as well as a sixth-place finish in the weight throw ... named Most Outstanding Performer at the conference championship ... named Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week three times during the season, following performances at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, Cherry & Silver Invitational and Mountain T's Invitational ... garnered all-Big Sky status. IN 2012: Competed in five meets during the indoor season, competing in the shot put and weight throw ... finished in the top six of every event competed in, including four first-place finishes in the shot put ... finished first in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the Summit League Championship ... garnered all-Summit League ... set new all-time Southern Utah records in the shot put and weight throw.  IN 2011: Competed in five meets during the indoor season, competing in the weight throw and shot put ... finished first in the shot put at th Snake River Invitational and NAU ... tallied points for the Thunderbirds with a first-place finish in the shot put and a sixth-place finish in the weight throw at the Summit League Championship ... garnered all-Summit League honors.

Before SUU: Signed with UCLA out of Burroughs HS ... competed at USATF nationals, throwing 44-5 in the shot put along with appearing in the hammer and discus.

Prep: Four-time Desert Sky League champion in the shot put and discus ... four-time CIF qualifier in the discus while finishing fith at the CA state meet in 2009 and 2007 and third in 2008 ... school record holder at Burroughs where she threw 43-8.50 in the shot put and 157-8 in the discus.

Personal: Parents are Jay and Alissa Kovar ... majoring in biology ... younger brother Jayson Kovar is also on the SUU T&F team.

Personal Bests

Shot Put: 53-6.25, 16.31m

Weight Throw: 58-6.75, 17.85m

Discus Throw: 165-7, 50.46m

Hammer Throw: 192-8, 58.73m

Fri. Apr. 18
@ Bryan Clay Invitational
TBA
Thu. Apr. 17
@ Mt. SAC Relays
TBA
Wed. Apr. 16
@ CA Invitational/Mt. SAC Multis
TBA
Sat. Apr. 12
@ Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
() Results
Fri. Apr. 4
@ Stanford Invitational
() Results
Fri. Apr. 4
@ San Francisco State Distance Carnival
() Results
Thu. Apr. 17
@ Mt. SAC Relays
TBA
Fri. Apr. 25
@ BYU Invitational
TBA
Fri. Apr. 25
vs. SUU High School Meet
1 p.m./9 a.m.
Sun. May. 4
@ Payton Jordan Invitational
TBA
Wed. May. 7
@ Weber State Twilight
TBA
Wed. May. 14
@ Big Sky Outdoor Championship
TBA
Thu. May. 29
@ NCAA West Preliminary Round
TBA
Wed. Jun. 11
@ NCAA National Championship
TBA