Brittany Borman, a Festus* High School graduate from 2008, will travel with the U.S. Team to compete for a gold medal in the javelin throw in the Olympics in London this year.
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Borman lives in De Soto, MO and attended the University of California-Los Angeles, for one year, and the University of Oklahoma for three years, her USA Track and Field profile page says.
Borman earned her spot on the U.S. team by throwing the best javelin throw by an American woman this year, of 201 feet 9 inches, at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 2 at Eugene, OR, the stltoday.com website says.
She qualified for the team on her last throw, the news website said.
Borman attened UCLA to train with track coach Bob Kersee, who is married to Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee, the Big550 KTRS website says. Borman transferred to the University of Oklahoma when her javelin throwing coach switched jobs.
Borman said she was surprised to have thrown more than 200 feet-the needed distance to qualify to the U.S. Team- and that she prayed prior to last attempt to make the 2012 team, the oregonlive.com news website of The Oregonian newspaper reported.
*Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly named a different high school. We are sorry for the error.