Katoa Throws Top-Ten Program Mark at Triton Invite

BYU sophomore Lia Katoa tossed 55.36-meters/181’7 in the women's hammer throw to place 10th in program records at the Triton Invitational Friday morning.

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SAN DIEGO — BYU sophomore Lia Katoa tossed 55.36-meters/181’7” in the women's hammer throw to place at No.10 in program records at the Triton Invitational Friday morning. 

Triton Invitational Full Results

Weber State Spring Open Full Results

Triton Invite Day One Recap

Katoa's top-10 mark came as she topped her previous best of 55.21m/181'2. This is the first program top-10 mark for the sophomore from Layton, Utah. 

"I am so excited to finally see my offseason work begin to pay off," said Katoa. "Even though conditions this weekend were super rainy and windy, the support I had from Coach Arrhenius and my teammates helped me stay calm and collected. I know I still have room to improve and thrilled for the rest of the season."

Other notable performances included Cougars in both the women's discus throw and javeline. Gretchen Hoekstre threw 54.24m/177’11 in the elite division of the discus throw to come just shy of a personal best. Libby Parkinson tossed 46.91m/153’11” in the javelin to take third overall. 

Weber State Spring Open Recap

Amid weather cancellations, the Cougar sprints and jumps groups competed at the Weber State Spring Open on Friday afternoon at the WSU throws field and the Chick Hislop track. 

On the men's side, freshman Connor Johnson placed second overall in the men's 400-meter dash at 50.02. Jaden Roskelley and G Kire Goulding competed in the 100m hurdles and took fourth and fifth, respectively. 

On the women's side, Maddie Passmore took third overall in the women's long jump with a mark of 5.48/18'3. Junior Maddy Eaton and freshman Brinnlee Wilde each recorded personal bests in the long jump as well. 

Up Next

BYU will continue competition Saturday with Cougars competing at the Utah Spring Classic at the McCarthey Family Track and Field Complex as well as the Triton Invitational. For live results and meet information for the respective meets, see the schedule tab