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Peterson takes fourth in the javelin


by: SETH GORDON - Newberg's Paityn Peterson uncorks the javelin at the 6A state championships Friday in Eugene. Peterson placed fourth with a mark of 124-6 in her first appearance at the state finals.Making her debut at the 6A state championships,Newberg junior Paityn Peterson placed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 124-6. 

Peterson's best throw came on her final throw of preliminaries, as did Thurston's Amira Johnson, who also topped out at 124-6 to create a tie. 

Peterson won the tiebreaker because her second-best throw was longer than Johnson's, 123-9 to 117-8. 

“I was shooting for 130s, but it’s okay,” Peterson said. “My main goal was to have fun because I throw a lot better that way, when I’m relaxed. I’m proud of what I did because even if I had thrown my PR, I still would have gotten fourth.”