Sophia Rivera threw the javelin for 180 feet, 4 inches last night at her home meet, the Brentwood Invitational in Missouri, to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials and move to No. 3 on the U.S. All-Time List.
The University of Wisconsin recruit improved upon her own U.S. No. 1 mark for 2016 by nearly 20 feet. The Olympic Trials standard is is 54m/177-2.0.
Her throw was so far that it broke the paper tape measure, reports Kvidahl.
The Brentwood High School senior also won the shot put in 51-5, the nation's second-best mark this year, and the discus in 151-5, the No. 13 throw in the nation for 2016.
Her javelin mark of 54.96m ranks fifth in the United States this year; the Olympic standard is 62.00 meters.
Rivera will compete at the Kansas Relays this weekend, to be streamed live on FloTrack.