Event: Javelin Throw
Current Residence: De Soto, Mo.
Hometown: Festus, Mo.
High School: Festus H.S. '08
College: University of Oklahoma ('09-'12); UCLA ('08-'09)
Coach: Brian Blutreich
Agent: Mark Pryor
Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
2012 Olympic Trials champion (61.51m/201-9)
Four-time NCAA Champion- 2012 Javelin (56.27m/184-7); 2011 Javelin (54.32m/178-2); 2010 Javelin (53.00m/173-10) and Discus (54.33m/178-3)
Four-time Big 12 Champion- 2012 Javelin (55.21m/181-1); 2011-Javelin (49.90m/163-8) and Discus (55.02m/180-6); 2010- Discus (54.33m/178-3)
Awards and Honors
Four-time NCAA All-American
Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- Discus (186-1/56.72), Javelin (194-11/59.42)
Borman tried nearly every event by the time she entered Festus High School. Competing in the shot put, discus, long jump, 100m hurdles, triple jump and high jump, Borman graduated from Festus in 2008. She left as a four-time All-Metro in track and a Class 3 state champion in the shot put, discus and high jump. Her performances were impressive enough to earn a scholarship to UCLA, where she was ready to follow in her childhood idol Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s footsteps as a heptathlete. But Borman stayed only one season before transferring to Oklahoma where she ditched the heptathlon and began concentrating on the javelin and discus. Borman thrived at Oklahoma, winning back-to-back NCAA national titles in 2011 and 2012 and becoming a three-time Big 12 outdoor champ in the javelin. Borman went on to throw a personal best on her sixth and final throw at the 2012 Olympic Trials to win the meet and punch her ticket to London where she had the best Olympic performance in the javelin of all-time for U.S. women. Borman first got involved in track and field at the age of six with her two sisters, Danielle and Breanne. Her father played football at Southeast Missouri State.
2012: 8th in qualifying round at Olympic Games (59.27m/194-5); 1st at Olympic Trials (61.51m/201-9); 1st at NCAA Outdoors (56.27m/18194-5); 4-7); 1st at Big 12 Outdoors (55.21m/181-1)
2011: 7th in javelin at USA Outdoor Championships; 14th in discus at USA Outdoor Championships; NCAA Outdoor javelin Champion (54.32m/178-2); Big 12 Outdoor javelin champion (49.90m/163-8); Big 12 Outdoor discus champion (55.02m/180-6)
2010: 4th in javelin at U-23 NACAC Championships (50.02m/164-1); 10th in javelin at USA Outdoor Championships (50.20m/164-8); 7th in discus at USA Outdoor Championships (51.85m/170-1); NCAA Outdoor javelin champion (53.00m/173-10); NCAA Outdoor discus champion (54.33m/178-3); Big 12 Outdoor discus champion (53.16m/174-5); Big 12 Outdoor Javelin runner-up (51.22m/168-0).
2009: 7th at Pac-10 Championships in discus (46.54m/152-8); 5th at Pac-10 Championships in shot put (14.33m/47-0.25).
2008: 3rd at Kansas Relays HS in discus (42.58m/139-8); 4th at Kansas Relays HS in javelin (43.20m/141-8).
2007: AAU Junior Olympics javelin champion (42.41m/139-1) and shot put champion (13.48m/44-2.75); USA Youth Outdoor shot put runner-Up (13.74m/45-1); 5th in javelin at USA Junior Outdoor Championships (44.29m/145-3), 18th in discus (42.46m/139-3) and 10th in shot put (13.67m/44-10.25).
2006: USATF Junior Olympics javelin champion (42.49m/139-5) and 3rd in heptathlon (4538 points); 13th in heptathlon at US Junior Championships (4362 points).
U.S./World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012: Outdoor bests- javelin, 61.51m/201-9 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 23 in the World); discus, 55.33m/181-6
2011: Outdoor bests- javelin, 54.33m/178-3 (ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN); discus, 56.44m/185-2
2010: Outdoor bests- javelin, 53.00m/173-10 (ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN), discus, 56.72m/186-1 (ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests- javelin, 45.87m/150-6, discus, 48.06m/157-8
2008: Outdoor bests- javelin, 43.20m/141-8, discus, 42.58m/139-8
2007: Outdoor bests- javelin, 47.28m/155-1, discus, 42.46m/139-3
2006: Outdoor bests- javelin, 42.49m/139-5