Novy Again Named Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete Of The Week|
April 19, 2016
USC senior Tera Novy was named Pac-12 Track & Field Women’s Field Athlete of the Week for April 11-17 it was announced by the conference today (April 19).
Novy took second in the women’s discus throw competition at the CSULA Twilight Meet and was first among collegians, with a school-record toss of 200-5 (61.10) on April 14. She entered the day as USC’s record-holder at 196-6 and passed that in her first throw with a mark of 200-1 (61.00m) which also met the Olympic qualifying A standard. In the fifth round, 2014 USC Outdoor discus throw runner-up Liz Podominick jumped ahead of Novy, so Novy responded with a new PR, school record and NCAA-leading mark of 200-5 to finish second. Whiney Ashley, a 2012 graduate of San Diego State and the 2012 NCAA champion in the event, won with a mark of 202-3.
Novy’s mark of 200-5 (61.10m) also ranks fourth all-time in Pac-12 history, with only the top four throwers going 200 feet or better. Novy has four throws over 196-0 feet this season (3 in this competition) and the number two ranked collegian this season has a best throw of 195-4.
This is Novy’s second Pac-12 T&F Athlete of the Week honor this season and fifth of her career.