Lisa Brown Wins National Title in Javelin, Qualifies For U.S. Olympic Trials

Posted on May 24th, 2008 by

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Gustavus junior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) won the javelin title at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a school and conference record effort of 174 feet, 5 inches on Saturday afternoon. Brown, who won the national javelin title in 2006 and finished second in 2007, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with her winning effort. She is the first Gustavus student-athlete to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in track and field. Brown produced her winning effort of 174 feet, 5 inches, on her final throw of the championships and it was 12 feet better than her earlier toss of 162 feet, 8 inches. Brown’s finished helped Gustavus finish in a tie for 15th in the final team standings with 18 points. The NCAA Championships were hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.

NCAA Championships Website

1 Lisa Brown, Jr, Gustavus Adolphus 174-5 (53.17m)
(47.35, 48.71, 49.60, 46.68, 50.45, 53.17)
DIII Season’s Best
U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
J.J. Keller Field record
2 Brandi McNeil, Jr, Wheaton College (Ill) 162-4 (49.48m)
(41.50, 46.93, 47.19, 42.24, 47.42, 49.48)
Betters old DIII Season’s Best
3 Amy Reed, Sr, Messiah College 148-4 (45.22m)
(42.22, F, 43.58, 44.55, 45.22, 43.92)
4 Samantha Hirsh, Jr, Keene State College 147-0 (44.81m)
(44.81, 43.60, F, F, 32.95, 41.12)
5 Annie Patton, Fr, Mount Union College 140-10 (42.92m)
(38.15, 38.33, 42.92, 31.78, 38.58, P)
6 Mackenzie Smith, Fr, Univ of Redlands 138-8 (42.27m)
(41.14, 38.62, 38.03, 41.91, 37.67, 42.27)
7 Elisha Jones, Fr, Waynesburg University 138-6 (42.22m)
(39.61, 41.71, 39.54, 37.52, 42.22, 34.64)
8 Mary King, Fr, Moravian College 133-9 (40.78m)
(40.78, 38.53, F, 38.60, 39.17, 34.95)
9 Lindsey Snowdon, Sr, Nebraska Wesleyan 131-8 (40.15m)
(40.15, 27.76, 38.42, 38.53, 38.32, 37.48)

 

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