EUGENE Gladstones Amanda Schumaker did herself proud at the recent Oregon Preview meet, launching the javelin 154-9 to win first place in competition with the states top female collegiate javelin throwers.
Schumaker, a senior at Western Oregon University, won the event handily. Her winning toss was 10-feet better than the runner-up toss by Portland States Allison Burkett, and 13 feet better than the best throw by Oregons Liz Brenner, who placed third with an effort of 141-5.
Schumakers throw met the NCAA automatic qualifying mark for the javelin.
A three-time NCAA Division II All-American, Schumaker placed third in the nation last year, with a throw of 158-5. She was sixth at nationals as a freshman and eighth as a sophomore.
A nursing major at Western Oregon, Schumaker holds Western Oregons school record for the womens javelin, at 158-11.