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Laura Loht
Laura Loht

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McClure, Pa.

High School:
Indian Valley

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR


06/06/2013

Loht, Kenney Earn All-America Status

Loxsom and Kidder advance to men's 800-meter final

04/25/2013

Loht, Bower Capture Penn Relays Titles

Loht posts Nittany Lions' fourth-straight Penn Relays win in the javelin

04/20/2013

Nittany Lions Win 17 Events at Bucknell

Women's Track and Field brings home team title at Team Challenge

04/18/2013

Track and Field Heads To West Coast and Bucknell

Top distance athletes travel West for Mt. SAC Relays

04/13/2013

Nittany Lions Both Second at LSU

Hill hits big effort in men's shot; Jones excels in sprints

Loht's TFRRS Profile

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

Event Indoor Outdoor
Javelin *** 177-8 (54.15)
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