OXFORD, Ohio – For the fourth and final time, senior Tori Paterra will don the Red and White in pursuit of a national championship on Wednesday.
Paterra is throwing the javelin in the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which take place at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The senior is slated to compete on the first day of the meet at 5:15 p.m. PT (8:15 p.m. ET).
While competitors from traditional power schools litter the field in the event, Paterra’s credentials put her among the favorite in the competition. She is seeded sixth in the field with her school-record toss of 183-5, which she achieved to rewrite the Mid-American Conference record book at the MAC Outdoor Championships last month. Only six feet separate Paterra from Oklahoma’s Elizabeth Herrs (189-5) in the seeding.
This is the fourth-straight year that Paterra has qualified for the national outdoor meet. She earned First-Team All-American honors in 2012 when she took seventh in the javelin in Des Moines, Iowa.
The RedHawks have one individual national championship in program history, which came in 1986 when Karen Bakewell claimed the 800m.