One goal met, one more to go for Kim Hamilton.

One goal met, one more to go for Kim Hamilton.

The former Illinois Valley High standout moved a step closer to her goal of an Olympic berth on Friday when she qualified for the javelin finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene.

The 12-person finals are set for Sunday at 2:45 p.m.

The top three that meet the Olympic "A" standard mark of 200 feet, 1 inch qualify for the Olympic Games in London from July 27-Aug. 12.

Hamilton was fifth out of 24 competitors on Friday with a heave of 175-10. She was just under 23 feet short of the top qualifying mark of 198-5 set by four-time U.S. champion Kara Patterson.

"I did the first job and that was to qualify for Sunday," said Hamilton, who took fifth at the NCAA Championships as a senior at Kent State in 2009. "Now I just have to amp it up a little bit. I feel like I'm sitting in a pretty good spot."

Despite the qualifying mark, Hamilton was not completely satisfied with her performance.

"I didn't feel like I was getting into the throw as much as I could," she said. "My warm-ups were great, now if I could translate that into my full approach."

Hamilton, 26, was a multi-sport star at Illinois Valley, competing in volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field. After graduating in 2004, she went on to play softball at Kent State, then took up track during her senior year.

She began training for a possible Olympic berth since returning to the javelin in 2009.

Hamilton boasts a personal-best toss of 186-2, which she set one month ago at the Tucson Elite Classic in Arizona.

On Sunday, she is hoping for that perfect throw to get her to London.

"I think coming into this meet I had hit two personal bests and I am peaking at the right time," she said. "I just have to connect and make sure my whole body is moving in the right direction.

"I only need that one mark."