Brianna Bain Has A Plan
By Ryan Broadhead
Stanford freshman Brianna Bain arrived at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., with one goal in mind; win her first Pac-12 women's javelin championship.
She did that, today, with a personal best throw of 53.58 meters (175-9), which also places her eighth on the Pac-12's all-time performance list.
Bain said, "It feels great. Winning a championship is something that has been on my to-do list for a while. To be able to check it off, feels really good."
For Bain the next stop is Austin, Texas, for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds May 24-26. If all goes well, she will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the NCAA Championships at Drake Stadium on June 6-9.
But for Bain, success comes in the form of small victories.
When asked what she hopes to accomplish next, Bain said, "Place high at regionals and nationals. I have the U.S. Olympic Trials coming up. I want to do my best there and get the experience."
The week after the national championship meet, Bain is looking forward to the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind., in June.
"If I finish top two there, I will go to Barcelona in mid July," she said.
The 18-year-old from Stanford has a plan and the Pac-12 Conference will be watching closely.