Vancouver’s Kara Patterson wins javelin at Drake Relays
Friday, April 27, 2012
Vancouver native Kara Patterson recorded the best mark in the women’s javelin at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
Patterson, a Skyview graduate who trains in Southern California, finished with a top throw of 185 feet, 7 inches.
“Consistent day at a distance I’m not thrilled with into the worst wind I’ve ever competed in,” Patterson wrote on Twitter. “But big things are coming this year.”
Brittany Borman, a senior at the University of Oklahoma, had the next-best distance at 179 feet. Borman has the best mark by an American thrower this year at 194-11, while Patterson ranks second at 194-2.