Kara Patterson in 2010
|Full name||Kara Estelle Patterson|
April 10, 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Javelin throw: 66.67 m AR, NR|
At the 2004 Olympic Trials, Patterson finished 19th with a distance of 42.60 m. In 2005, she won a silver medal at the 2005 Pan Am Junior Games with a distance of 50.26 m. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Patterson won with a distance of 53.93 m. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Patterson didn't make it past the qualifying round and finished 41st overall with a distance of 54.39 m. At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, Patterson didn't make it past the qualifying round and finished 29th overall with a distance of 52.71 m.
Patterson was born in Seattle, Washington in 1986, the daughter of Bruce and Rona Patterson.Kara went to Alki Middle School and she is a 2004 graduate of Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington. Patterson attended Purdue University and graduated in 2009, majoring in nutrition, fitness and health. Patterson lives together with fellow athlete Russ Winger.
|Javelin throw (outdoor)||66.67 AR, NR||Des Moines, Iowa||June 25, 2010|
Key: AR = Area record, NR = National record
- "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- Parker Morse (2010-06-26). "Patterson, Felix steal the show: USATF Nationals, Day 1 & 2". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- David Leon Moore (2010-06-26). "Kara Patterson sets American javelin record at U.S. championships". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- Binder, Doug (2010-08-11). "Record holder Kara Patterson takes aim at another Diamond League meet in women’s javelin". Trackfocus. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Official blog
- Kara Patterson profile at IAAF
- Kara-Patterson at the United States Olympic Committee
- Kara Patterson at Sports Reference
- Kara Patterson bio at Purdue University
- Kara Patterson bio at ASICS America
- Kara Patterson on Twitter
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