CORVALLIS, Ore. –
Oregon State track & field's Destiny Dawson
took 9th place in the women's javelin earning second-team All-American honors on Thursday at the NCAA Track & Field National Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.
A redshirt junior from Cottage Grove, Ore., Dawson set the Oregon State record throwing 171-7 in the finals of the javelin. She becomes just the second student-athlete in OSU's history to All-American in the javelin at the NCAA Championships.
Dawson punched her ticket into the finals with a throw of 170-3 in her final attempt of three throws, which would have broken her previous school record of 168-11 had she not qualified for the finals. Her record-setting throw came on her first attempt in the finals at 171-7.
With the top-eight placers earning first team All-American honors, Dawson was edged by Kristen Clark of Texas A&M's throw at 173-4. Stanford's Mackenzie Little claimed the crown at 198-0.
Overall this outdoor season the Beavers notched 25 all-time top-10 marks, including two school records. Besides Dawson's record in the javelin, Jessica Molina
set the record in the hammer throw at 183-11.
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