Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kara Patterson gets first international win in Japan...

KAWASAKI, Japan--Vancouver's Kara Patterson (left/photo by Paul Merca) earned her first international victory Wednesday afternoon at the Super Track & Field Meeting in the Japanese city.

The two-time USA national champion out of Skyview High School threw the javelin 189-7 (57.80m) on her fifth attempt to earn the victory at Todokori Athletics Stadium, after Japan's Yuki Ebihara took command in round 3 with a toss of 182-7 (55.65m).

Other highlights of the meet, held during a national holiday in Japan, included American Tyson Gay's victory in the 100m in a modest time of 10.13, and three-time world 200m champ Allyson Felix's win in the 100m in 11.22.

The meet recap can be accessed here, while complete results from the Super Track & Field Meeting can be accessed here.

Patterson moves on to Daegu, South Korea on Friday for the last major meet on the Asian circuit, the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting at Daegu Stadium, the site for the 2011 IAAF World Track & Field Championships.

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