Kara Patterson prep javelin record falls
By Craig Craker, Tri-City Herald
PASCO — Christine Kirkwood showed yet again why she is one of the top javelin throwers in the nation.
With a stiff cross-wind wreaking havoc on nearly every other athlete at the 50th Pasco Invite on Saturday at Edgar Brown Stadium, Kirkwood let out a mighty roar and launched her implement to distances never seen before in the state of Washington.
The Othello senior not only beat the Pasco Invite record, but also set a Washington high school record with her 166-foot, 9-inch throw.
“I’m excited,” she said. “It wasn’t ideal weather conditions. When there isn’t so much wind, I hope to really get one off.”
Kirkwood’s throw helped her garner Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet as well as rewrite the record books.
Skyview’s Kara Patterson previously held the Pasco Invite record at 157-6, set in 2003. Patterson now holds the American women’s record.