College of the Redwoods

Peterson crowned CCAA champ in the javelin

Humboldt County’s Josie Peterson won a CCAA conference championship in the women’s javelin for Chico State on Saturday.

Peterson, a St. Bernard’s graduate, won with a throw of 138’9”, just eight inches better than her teammate Ashley Brown in second.

The Wildcats sophomore only began competing in the javelin as a freshman at College of the Redwoods last year and enjoyed immediate success.

In her very first competition in the event she broke the CR school record with a throw of 123’10”.

She capped a brilliant debut season by placing second at the community college state championships in 2022, before transferring to Chico State this year.

Peterson graduated from St. Bernard’s in 2020 and was a multiple-sport athlete for the Crusaders, also starring in volleyball, basketball and softball. 

The California Collegiate Athletic Association championships are taking place in San Marcos.

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