Nittany Lions Wrap Up USATF Championships
July 2, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -
On the steps of the State Capital in Sacramento, junior Darrell Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and alumni Joe Kovacs competed in the men's shot put. Kovacs took the national title with a throw of 72-3.5. Hill finished in 10th place with a throw of 64-1.25.
Rounding out the field events, Laura Loht (McClure, Pennsylvania) and Michael Shuey (Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania) competed for Penn State. Loht finished 12th in the women's javelin throw with a toss of 163-08 (49.89) while Shuey earned a Top 10 finish with a throw of 233-00 (71.01) in the men's javelin.
On the women's side, Mahagony Jones (Cleveland, Ohio) grabbed fifth-place in the 200-meter dash with a 22.64 (+3.8) finish. Jones earned a legal wind PR of 22.90 in the 200-meter dash semifinals.
Sophomore Kiah Seymour (Washington, D.C.) ran to a 57.25 finish in the 400-meter hurdles semifinals, finishing in 10th. Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) competed in the 100-meter hurdles in which she took 13th in the semifinals.
Alumni Nittany Lion Casimir Loxsom finished second in the 800-meter run final. Loxsom broke the tape at 1:45.97. Alumni and volunteer assistant Cara Foster took 10th place in the women's 10,000-meter run.
Next up, a small group of Nittany Lions will compete at the NACAC Championships and the IAAF World Junior Championships in August. For more on Nittany Lion Track and Field, log onto www.GoPSUsports.com.