Kayla Padgett wins weight throw with school record mark of 20.03 meters
2014-15 Track and Field: Set a personal best in the high jump with a mark of 1.74m (5-08.50) to take second place at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships … High jump career high is the second-best in program history … Placed in the top five in the high jump a total of five times during the indoor season … Set a career high in the weight throw at the AAC Indoor Championships, posting a mark of 15.34m (50-04.00) … Did not compete during the outdoor season.
2013-14 Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season … Captured third place in the discus at the Bill Carson Invitational, checking in with a mark of 44.23m (145-01.00) … Won a pair of event titles in the javelin at the Bill Carson Invitational and the 49er Classic … Took second place in the javelin at the C-USA Outdoor Championships and advanced to the NCAA East Regional.
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in four 20-pound weight throw events during the indoor season ... Recorded her career-best mark of 15.13m (49-07.75) at the SPIRE Invitational ... Earned her highest finish, seventh, of the season at the Christopher Newport Invitational with a mark of 12.58m (41-03.25) ... Set the ECU school record in the javelin with an NCAA qualifying mark of 48.32m (158-06.00) for a second place finish at the C-USA Outdoor Championships ... Competed in the NCAA East Regional and posted a qualifying mark of 47.01m (154-03.00) for 12th-place in the prelims ... Went on to record a mark of 45.37m (148-10.00) for a 17th-place finish in the NCAA Championships ... Also competed in the discus during the outdoor season and notched a career-best mark of 44.40m (145-08.00) at the Penn Relays to place 15th.
High School: Three-sport athlete at Hickory High School in track & field, volleyball and softball ... Named to the All-State team in the discus and javelin her senior year ... Named Region MVP and District MVP ... Garnered All-District First Team honors on two occasions ... Helped the Hornets to the State Championships in 2012 ... Discus PIAA Champion as a senior ... Helped the Hornets win the 2012 PIAA Team Championship for women's track ... Team captain.
Personal: Born Sept. 12, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Daughter of Judy and John Lubarski ... Has three brothers, Adam, Johnny and Andy ... Majoring in exercise science.