2012 Olympics: Borman becomes second Sooner to qualify for U.S.
OU senior Brittany Borman became the second Sooner to qualify to join the U.S. track and field team for the 2012 Olympics in dramatic fashion Sunday in Eugene, Ore.
Borman's javelin throw traveled 201 feet, 9 inches to win the event and surpass the Olympic A standard for the first time in her career on her sixth and final attempt at Hayward Field. Borman joins OU junior Tia Brooks, who qualified in the shot put Friday, on Team USA.
The back-to-back NCAA champion held third place heading into the final round, and she bester her personal record by nearly seven feet with the winning toss.
Borman will join Kara Patterson and Rachel Yurkovich, who finished fourth but was the third best with an A standard. Former Sooner Amy Backel finished 10th in the javelin with a best throw of 170 feet, 2 inches.
Latoya Greaves, who graduated from OU in 2011, also qualified for the Olympics for her native Jamaica. Greaves placed second in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a personal best 12.77 seconds. Brigitte Foster-Hylton, the 2009 World Champion, won in 12.68.