On a rainy evening in Des Moines, the always ebullient Kara Winger nabbed her eighth national title in the javelin with a sixth round toss of 62.88m.
Here she is in a post-competition interview:
Earlier that day, Stanford’s Valarie Allman won her first national title with a toss of 63.55m–an impressive throw in humid, basically wind-free conditions.
Go here to listen to a very happy Val share her thoughts on becoming USA champion:
Finishing second to Val was Maggie Ewen, arguably the greatest NCAA thrower of all time. Maggie’s best throw of 61.13m came in round five.
Here are some comments by Maggie after the competition. Sorry about the abrupt finish to this interview. Technical difficulties!