OU pair to USA Olympic track
University of Oklahoma senior Brittany Borman became the second Sooner to join Team USA track and field for the 2012 London Olympic Games in dramatic fashion Sunday.
Borman threw 201 feet, 9 inches (61.51 meters) to win the javelin throw and surpass the Olympic A standard for the first time in her career on her sixth and final attempt at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The back-to-back NCAA champion held third place headed into the final round and bested her personal record by nearly seven feet with the gold-medal winning toss.
Borman will join Kara Patterson and Rachel Yurkovich, who finished fourth but was the third best with an A standard, as well as OU junior Tia Brooks, who qualified for the U.S. in the shot put Friday. Former Sooner Amy Backel finished 10th in the javelin with a best throw of 170-2 (51.88).
Latoya Greaves, who graduated from OU in 2011, also qualified for the Olympics for her native Jamaica. Greaves placed second in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a personal best 12.77 seconds. Brigitte Foster-Hylton, the 2009 World Champion, won in 12.68.
Five OU gymnasts to Olympics
NORMAN — Five former and present Oklahoma men's gymnastics team members who competed this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Trials are headed to the Olympic Games in London.
The Men's Gymnastics Olympic Committee selected former OU standout Jonathan Horton and junior Jake Dalton on Sunday to be on the five-man squad, while former Sooners Chris Brooks, Steven Legendre and Alex Naddour are alternates.
Horton helped lead the U.S. team to a Bronze medal and won a Silver medal on the high bar.in 2008 Dalton, Brooks, Legendre and Naddour were on the 2011 World Championships team with Horton.
Danell Leyva and John Orozco earned automatic spots on the squad Saturday and the remaining three spots were determined by the selection committee. Sam Mikulak took the fifth spot.