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EVENT final: june 30, 8:20 p.m.

World Record: 235-3 - Hayward Field Record: 191-1

U.S. Record: 210-7 - Olympic `A' Standard: 198-6

Meet Record: 191-2 - Olympic `B' Standard: 183-9


The major question here is the health of Kim Kreiner's right arm. Kreiner set the American record in May 2007 before suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which required "Tommy John" surgery last July. "I should be 85-90 percent (healthy) at the Trials," she said last month. If Kreiner is unable to return to form, several throwers could take control. Dana Pounds, at a remarkable 5-feet-2 and 140 pounds, won the '07 U.S. Outdoor title, while Oregon's Rachel Yurkovich won her first NCAA title earlier this month, but her lack of the Olympic "A" standard makes a trip to Beijing unlikely.


Name - Age - Residence - PR

1, Kim Kreiner - 30 - Fresno, Calif. - 210-7

Is she back? Four-time U.S. champ threw 191-3 last month.

2, Dana Pounds - 24 - Colorado Springs, Colo. - 196-7

Air Force grad is pounds for pounds the best thrower around.

3, Rachel Yurkovich - 21 - Eugene - 191-1

After peaking early past two years, lighter schedule working so far.

4, Kara Patterson - 22 - West Lafayette, Ind. - 202

Purdue junior from Vancouver, Wash., hit `A' standard last month.

5, Katie Coronado - 21 - Albuquerque, N.M. - 179-6

New Mexico junior set PR on last throw to take second at NCAA.

6, Ruby Radocaj - 22 - Minneapolis - 188-11

Minnesota sr. broke school record at UO's Pepsi Invite in April.

7, Kayla Wilkinson - 23 - Lincoln, Neb. - 182-10

Injured in '07, Nebraska senior set Big 12 record last month.

8, Karlee McQuillen - 19 - State College, Penn. - 176

Penn State freshman was national punt-pass-kick champ at age 15.

ALSO: Purdue product Lindsey Blaine, 23, a native of Lyle, Wash., won NCAA title in 2007 with throw of 182-3. Anna Raynor, 23, threw 176-5 to place third at the U.S. Outdoor championships last year. Lisa Brown of Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) won the NCAA Division III title last month with a mark of 174-5.

- Adam Jude, The Register-Guard
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