Loxsom and Kidder advance to men's 800-meter final
Loht posts Nittany Lions' fourth-straight Penn Relays win in the javelin
Women's Track and Field brings home team title at Team Challenge
Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays
Hill hits big effort in men's shot; Jones excels in sprints
On the National Stage ... || 2013 Outdoor || Turned in a lifetime-best 177-8 (54.15) en route to a fifth-place finish in the javelin at the USATF Senior Championships ... Her PR throw was eighth-best among Americans in 2013 ... Nabbed her second-straight USTFCCCA First Team All-America finish in the javelin, taking fourth overall with a toss of 176-9 (53.88) ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships via a toss of 169-6 (51.66) at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round ... Her performance was the third-fastest mark in qualifying ... Won the Penn Relays javelin title, marking her second-career win at Penn after winning the event as a high school senior. || 2012 Outdoor || Qualified for the javelin at the US Olympic Trials, where she finished 16th overall with a throw of 160-7 (48.69) ... Captured bronze-medal and First Team All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, thanks to a personal-best throw of 169-4 (51.62). || 2011 Outdoor || Earned Second-Team All-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the javelin with a toss of 152-4 (46.44) ... Finished second overall at the NCAA First Round, thanks to a career-best effort of 161-3 (49.14), which also ranks sixth in the PSU record books ... Threw 150-8 (45.94) to place fourth at the USATF Junior Championships.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Scored her third-straight podium finish in the javelin, taking runner up honors with a toss of 168-9 (51.44) ... Earned Second-Team All-Big Ten status in the effort. || 2012 Outdoor || Topped the podium at the Big Ten Championships in dramatic fashion, winning the javelin on her final attempt with a throw of 160-11 (49.05). || 2011 Outdoor || Finished third in the javelin in her first-career appearance at the Big Ten Championships with an effort of 141-0 (42.97).
In the Field ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished no lower than second in every regular season competition, picking up wins at Penn Relays and the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Earned runner-up status at the Crimson Tide Invitational, LSU Battle on the Bayou, and the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2012 Outdoor || Started the season on a roll with wins at the Jim Click Shootout and LSU Invitational ... Placed third at Penn Relays and the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Finished second at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2011 Outdoor || Enjoyed a solid start to her freshman campaign, finishing third at Florida Relays with a throw of 151-5 (46.15) ... Recorded third-place finishes at Penn Relays, the Auburn War Eagle Invitational, and the Jim Thorpe Open ... Finished fourth at the Jesse Owens Classic.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Won the PIAA AAA javelin title as a sophomore and again as a senior ... Personal-best 157-2 was a top 10 effort in the prep ranks in 2010 ... Won the javelin at Penn Relays with a toss of 148-1. || Personal || Daughter of Randy and Joann Loht ... Enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development ... Birthday is June 30, 1992.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field