Southern Utah University's Kayla Kovar finished second in the women's hammer throw at the NCAA West Preliminary meet on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark., qualifying for a third event at this year's national championships.
Kovar made a throw of 205 feet, 2 inches, finishing second behind Colorado's Emily Hunsucker (210-1).
Kovar's throw was well short of her season best (216-9), which set the school record. Kovar, a senior from Ridgecrest, Calif., qualified for the NCAA finals in each of the events she entered, finishing 10th in the shot put on Thursday and 10th in the discus on Friday. The NCAA championships are June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.