Borman pulled the javelin behind her ear, took her steps and launched it. When it left her hand, she said it felt like an easy 170-foot throw.
“I was just praying to stay calm and kind of let God take over,” Borman said.
When the javelin pierced the ground, it was measured at 201 feet, 9 inches — 1 foot, 8 inches past the “A” standard and nearly 7 feet past her previous personal best.
“I kind of heard the crowd cheer and it went wild, so I was like ‘It might have been all right,' ” Borman said.
Blutreich knew Borman had launched a brilliant throw when he saw her release it. He said it was probably the best throw he'd seen her take from a coaching standpoint.
“I knew it was far,” he said. “She hit that plant and throw — I knew it was a really good throw.”
Brooks set out to find Borman as soon as she realized she'd won the meet.
“I heard she took out the crowd,” Borman said.
Brooks said making the Olympic team didn't resonate with her until Borman had made it, too. She's excited about the opportunity to participate in the Olympics with her.
“To have one of your best friends going is really cool,” Brooks said.
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