Novy Sets PR In The Open Discus Throw At Triton Invitational
April 26, 2014
Tera Novy moved from sixth to fifth on USC's all-time list and Alexandra Collatz was two inches off her personal best to make for a big day in the discus ring for the Trojans at the Triton Invitational in San Diego, Calif. today (April 26).
The sophomore Novy was the last Trojan to compete on the day and she won her flight and took second overall in the open women's discus throw with a PR of 173-11 (53.02m). Novy's throw moved her from sixth to fifth on USC's all-time list in the discus, improving by more than five feet on her previous best of 168-8 set earlier this season. Novy's first throw was her best, but all four throws were over 168 feet, including three which surpassed her previous best mark. Novy had the top college throw in the open discus competition. Novy's other throws were for 173-6, 168-11 and 168-2.
Collatz competed earlier in the day in the invitational discus throw and had a best throw of 187-4 (57.09m), two inches off her PR which ranks second all-time by a Trojan female. The junior had only two legal throws but topped all of the college throwers and finished seventh overall.
The day began with senior Lauren Chambers and freshman Tanya Sapa competing in the women's hammer throw. Sapa had a best throw of 165-5 (50.43m) to finish in 25th place. Chambers, who ranks seventh on USC's all-time list, fouled in all three of her attempts.
More Trojans will be in action tomorrow as the team is expected to compete in the distances, jumps and pole vault competitions.