Rowan’s Kohles opens season with a PR bomb and #1 discus throw in NCAA Division 3

Glenn Kohles opened his senior year at Rowan in a big way, with a PR in the discus and the No. 1 throw this year in NCAA Division 3.

Kohl’s, a senior at Rowan, heaved the discus 165-3 to win the Emory Invitational in Atlanta and break his PR of 164-7 from last year’s ECAC meet in Westfield, Mass. The PR came on his fifth of six throws.

Kohles actually had the three best throws of the meet. His 162-8 was the second-best throw of the meet, and he also had a 159-7 3/4 that was good enough to beat second-place Brennan Cole of Indiana Wesleyan, who threw 158-4 3/4.

The Toms River East graduate is now just five feet short of the Rowan discus record of 173-3 set in 2007 by All-America Aaron Braxton, who is now a Rowan University throws coach.

Kohles is also ranked 12th in NCAA Division 3 in the shot put with a 50-11 1/2. His PR is 54-1 1/4, also from last year’s ECAC meet.

Kohles is the only thrower in NCAA Division who has already surpassed both 50 feet in the shot put and 165 feet in the discus.