Two local athletes make US javelin team

Two local athletes make US javelin team

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DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 01: Kara Patterson of United States competes in the women's javelin throw qualification round during day six of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:42 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Two local athletes will be joining the U.S. javelin team in London after Sunday's finals won by Brittany Berman with a personal best of 201 feet 9 inches, meeting the Olympic A standard of 200 feet 1 inch.

She accomplished both on her final throw.

Kara Patterson, a graduate of Vancouver's Skyview High School, came in second in the women's javelin throw finals at the U.S. Track and Field Trials Sunday in Eugene.

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Newberg High School grad Rachel Yurkovich came in 4th, and she made the Olympic team because she is one of only three American women to meet the Olympic qualifying standard of 61 meters.

Gresham High School student Hayley Crouser finished 7th in the competition.

Related: Ducks javelin thrower hopes to make the cut at trials

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KGW Producer Rich Kurz contributed to this report

 

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