Kayla Thayer
Kayla Thayer
Year: Junior
Hometown: Red Bluff, CA
High School: Red Bluff HS
Position: Throws
Major: Communications

2016-2017

Threw in nine competitions her third year. Took wins in both the discus and the shot put at the Gaucho-Round Up. Took second at the All-UC Challenge in the shot put with a mark of 43' 6 1/2". Bested that mark at the Ben Brown Invite with a new personal best of 44' 1/2". Threw a personal best in the discus at the UCLA Legends Invite with a mark of 151' 7". Garnered another personal best the very next week at the Big West Challenge in the shot put, throwing 45' 2 1/4". Had a field day at the Cal Poly Dual Meet, taking third in the hammer and second in both the discus and the shot put. Closed things out at the Big West Conference Championships by taking ninth in the hammer throw with a new personal best of 166' 6". 

2015-2016

Competed in nine meets for her sophomore year. Opened up the season with a win in the shot put at the Gaucho Round-Up, throwing 43' 1/2". Set a new shot put personal best later on at the 39th Annual Aztec Invitational, throwing 43' 6 1/2". Set another personal best in the hammer throw at the Big West Challenge Cup with a mark of 153'. Took second in the shot put at the Cal Poly Dual Meet throwing 41' 1/2". Finished the season with a 9th place finish in the discus throw at the Big West Conference Championships, throwing a new personal best of 146' 3". 

2014-2015

Thayer made appearances in eleven meets during her freshman season. She opened the year with a third place finish in the shot put at the Round-Up then repeated that placing at the All-UC in the same event. She threw 130'6 in the discus to place sixth at the Big West Double Dual. Thayer threw a season's best in the shot put of 41'8 at the Bryan Clay Invite and followed that up with a put of 41'6.5 at the Triton Invite. At the Cal Poly Dual she threw 133'2 in the discus, placing fifth overall. At the Big West Championships she threw 39'8 and 128'4 in the shot put and discus respectively.  

Prep

Thayer was a five time league champion in the throws for the Red Bluff Spartans. As a senior she broke school records in the shot put and discus on her way to the CIF State Championships in both events. She won the NSCIF Finals in the shot and discus to qualify for state and there she hit a best mark of 37'3 in the shot put. 

Personal 

Parents are Robert and Bobbie Thayer...Majoring in Communications...Aspires to become a Radiology Technician...Enjoys surfing, fitness and crafting...Favorite musician is Brad Paisley...Puts making state in shot put and discus and breaking the Red Bluff school record in the discus as her favorite sports memories. 

 

Collegiate Bests 

Discus - 151' 7" (2017 UCLA Legends Invite)  

Shot Put - 45' 2 1/4" (2017 Big West Challenge)  

Hammer Throw - 166' 6" (2017 Big West Conference Championships) 

Big West Championships

2017 - Discus, 12th, 141' 10" 

2017 - Shot Put, 10th, 44' 4 1/4" 

2017 - Hammer Throw, 9th, 166' 6" 

2016 - Discus, 9th, 146' 3" 

2016 - Shot Put, 15th, 41' 3 1/4" 

2016 - Hammer Throw, 22nd, 146' 5" 

2015- Discus, 21st, 128'4 

2015- Shot Put, 15th, 39'8.75