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Kayla Kovar
Position: THROWS
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ridgecrest, Calif.
High School: Sherman E. Burroughs High School
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
  • Fnished 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

Wed. Jun. 11
@ NCAA National Championship
() Kovar (HT, DT, SP)
Thu. May. 29
@ NCAA West Preliminary Round
TBA
Wed. May. 14
@ Big Sky Outdoor Championship
() 9th
Sat. May. 10
@ Oxy Invitational
() Results
Wed. May. 7
@ Weber State Twilight
() Canceled
Sun. May. 4
@ Payton Jordan Invitational
TBA
Fri. Apr. 25
@ BYU Invitational
TBA
Fri. Apr. 25
vs. SUU High School Meet - CANCELED
() More Info
Fri. Apr. 18
@ Bryan Clay Invitational
() Results
Thu. Apr. 17
@ Mt. SAC Relays
() Results
Sat. Apr. 12
@ Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
() Results
Fri. Apr. 4
@ San Francisco State Distance Carnival
() Results
Fri. Apr. 4
@ Stanford Invitational
() Results
Thu. Mar. 27
@ UC Riverside Spring Track Classic
() Results
Fri. Mar. 14
@ NCAA Indoor National Championship
() Results