Lisa Brown Wins National Title in Javelin

Posted on May 26th, 2008 by

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) won the javelin title at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a school and conference record effort of 174 feet, 5 inches on Saturday, May 24.

Brown, who won the national javelin title in 2006 and finished second in 2007, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with her winning effort. She is the first Gustavus student-athlete to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in track and field.

Brown produced her winning throw of 174 feet, 5 inches, on her final throw of the championships. Her final throw was nearly 12 feet better than her earlier toss of 162 feet, 8 inches. Brown’s finish helped Gustavus finish in a tie for 15th in the final team standings with 18 points.

Brown will also be participating in the 15th annual Habitat 500, a 500-mile bike ride to raise funds and awareness for the Habitat for Humanity. Visit the story Endorphins and Service for more information.


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