Kathryn Mitchell sets new Australian javelin record

STAR: Kathryn Mitchell threw 67.58m to break the Australian record.

STAR: Kathryn Mitchell threw 67.58m to break the Australian record.

Kathryn Mitchell has rewritten the national women’s javelin record books.

The Ballarat resident broke Kimberley Mickle’s mark of 66.83m with a huge performance at an Atheltics Victoria meet in Ringwood.

Mitchell, who is a four-time Ballarat Sportswoman of the Year award winner, set the new national record at 67.58m.

Just last month, Mitchell produced a personal best mark of 66.73m, which was just 10 centimetres short of the Australian record.

After the record-breaking effort, Mickle tweeted to congratulate Mitchell.

“Massive congrats to Kathryn Mitchell who just threw a new woman’s Australian record!!! Seriously couldn’t be prouder of her! So many years, so many tough times and now finally rewarded!!!!,” she tweeted.

The performance comes just a couple of months out from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

If selected, it will be Mitchell’s fourth appearance at the Games.