Sunday, May 17, 2009

Updates from a couple of 2008 Washington Olympians...

Javelin thrower Kara Patterson from Vancouver won her third Big 10 championship in the javelin for Purdue University on Saturday, throwing the spear 188-6 (57.47m).

Discus thrower Aretha Thurmond from Federal Way, the former Renton HS & UW All-American, finished fourth in the Rio Grand Prix Caixa de Atletismo meet in Brazil Sunday, throwing 191-8 (58.44m).

According to a post on, Thurmond is next scheduled to compete on Wednesday in Uberlandia, Brazil.

Here is video of Aretha throwing in Rio, courtesy

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