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2014 cross country/track & field teams were honored last week
Britton, Gerlach, Jones, Leap, Seymour and Waithe headed to Oregon for the NCAA Finals
Student-Athletes From 25 Sports Scheduled to Receive Diplomas
On the National Stage ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the javelin throw ... Placed fifth at the NCAA East Prelims with her throw of 169-4 ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships ... On the second to last throw of her career at Penn State, Loht captured the school record with her mark of 178-6 to finish fifth ... First Team All-American || 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 ... || 2014 Outdoor || Placed third with her mark of 175-0 || 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 ... || 2014 Outdoor || Only competed in the javelin throw ... Won six events during the 2014 outdoor season, including the Penn Relays (167-8) ... Competed at the USATF Outdoor Championships ... Placed 12th at the USATF Outdoor Championships with her mark of 163-8 || 2014 Indoor || Did not compete || 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