Clark County native Kara Winger placed fifth in the women’s javelin at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday.
Her best mark was 63.23 meters (207 feet).
The fifth-place finish is the highest ever for the U.S. in women’s javelin, according to United States Track & Field.
“Super fun to feel like I belong here again,” Winger posted on Twitter. “So hungry for #tokyo2020.”
Winger’s best throw came on her fifth attempt after fouling on her fourth attempt.
It briefly moved her into fourth place, but she was passed by eventual champion Kelsey-Lee Barber of Australia, who won with a throw of 66.56 meters (218 feet).