Kara Patterson

Track and Field

  • 2008
  • 2012
TwitterName: Kara Patterson
Sport: Track and Field
Event: Javelin
Height: 6’0”
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
College: Purdue University; Keller Graduate School of Management

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 22nd in qualifying of women's javelin
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 15th in qualifying of women's javelin
Career Highlights:
  • Four-time national outdoor champion
  • 2010 USA Outdoor Championships, 1st (set American record)
  • 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 2nd
  • Two-time NCAA All-American
  • 2008 Big Ten Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
  • 2008 Big Ten

Fun Facts: Kara's hobbies include art, reading, camping and movies. She is an active volunteer at the Chula Vista Humane Society. Kara also enjoys baking, playing cards and hiking

Learn more: 
USA Track and Field