Rocket launching javelin contest at Jerome Track Classic this Thursday

Liz Gleadle Liz Gleadle will compete in the 31st Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic this Thursday evening. This UBC graduate set a new Canadian record at the Chinook Throws Gala in on May 16th in Lethbridge, AB. Her throw of 64.50m puts her in 8th spot in the world ranking lists. She now is preparing for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in a few weeks.

Kara Patterson (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

She will face strong competition from rivals, Kara Patterson of Vancouver, WA and Brittany Borman of Festus, MO.

Kara Patterson

Kara, a Purdue graduate is the American record holder at 66.67m. This athlete has won the US championships five times.  The most recent was  in Sacramento last month with 62.43m. She tore her anterior cruciate ligament at the 2012 Olympic Games and just this season is regaining her form.

Brittany Borman

Brittany Borman has won three NCAA titles for the University of Oklahoma and represented the USA at the London  Olympic Games in  2012.  She set her personal best in Sacramento in June taking the silver medal behind Kara with 62.05m.

Brittany Borman on left, Kara Patterson on right

These world class throwers will challenge the meet record of 61.58m set by Kara Patterson 2010.

Athletes from over 23 nations around the world will compete in the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic featuring the 60th Anniversary of the Miracle Mile on July 10 at Swangard Stadium.

Tickets are $25 finish line and $10 general admission and are available at

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