Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kara Patterson sets NCAA Mideast Regional record in javelin

Reigning Olympic Trials champion Kara Patterson from Vancouver won the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regionals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Patterson set an NCAA Mideast regional meet record, throwing the spear 192-1 (58.56m) to break the previous mark of 185-11 (56.68m) set by Irina Kharun of Indiana in 2003.

In other action involving athletes from Washington state, Andy McClary from Shelton, who now attends Arkansas finished third in the men's 1500, running 3:49.18. Twin brother Alex finished seventh in the men's 800, running 1:54.12.

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