Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Little Wins Pac-12 Weekly Honor

Javelin thrower won Stanford Invitational
Little Wins Pac-12 Weekly Honor

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Photo by John Todd/ISI Photos

STANFORD, Calif.Mackenzie Little, women's javelin winner at the Stanford Invitational, was named Pac-12 Women's Field Event Athlete of the Week.

Little, a sophomore from New South Wales, Australia, threw 182-5 (55.60 meters) for the No. 2 throw in NCAA Division I this year to win the competition for the second consecutive year. The reigning Pac-12 champ came within 1'5" of the Stanford school record held by four-time Pac-12 champ Brianna Bain.

It was Little's longest throw since making her collegiate debut at the Stanford Invitational last year, when she went 183-4. She went on to dominate the Pac-12 Championships, winning by 30 feet, and placed seventh at the NCAA Championships.

On Saturday, Little will attempt to repeat as the Big Meet winner, when the Cardinal takes on Cal in the 123rd renewal of their rivalry. Stanford has dominated the women's javelin in the annual duel, winning for the past 14 years in that event. Little is Stanford's best chance to make 15.

Admission is free at the Cobb Track and Angell Field. Field events begin at 2 p.m. and running events at 3:15 p.m.

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