Gustavus senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) finished third in the javelin at the prestigious Drake Relays with a NCAA automatic distance of 161 feet. Brown, whose mark is the second-best throw in Division III so far this outdoor season, was the only non-Division I competitor to finish in the top ten. Kara Patterson of Purdue won the event with a throw of 177 feet, 9 inches.
Brown was the only member of the Gustavus women’s track and field team competing at this year’s Drake Relays.
1 Kara Patterson Purdue 54.18m 177-09
2 Anna Wessman FR Texas-El Paso 50.70m 166-04
3 Lisa Brown SR Gustavus Adolphus 49.08m 161-00
4 Kim Hamilton SR Kent St 48.89m 160-05
5 Maggie Mullens SO Ohio St 46.64m 153-00
6 Laura Macauley FR Texas-El Paso 46.14m 151-04
7 Amy Lewis SR Wisconsin 45.39m 148-11
8 Leigh Petranoff FR Illinois St 44.59m 146-03
9 Roxi Grizzle FR Nebraska 40.99m 134-06
10 Marlee Kevech SR Mississippi 40.35m 132-04
11 Emily Prinsen JR Northern Iowa 39.28m 128-10
12 Meghan Austin SO Alabama-W 38.23m 125-05
13 Laura Schiltz SR Grand View 35.14m 115-03
14 Lauren Brown SO Winona St 29.86m 97-11