Please welcome Rancocas Valley junior Nick Mirabelli to the 200-foot club!

Nick Mirabelli became the 24th member of the 200-foot Club Saturday with a personal-best 202-4 javelin bomb at the College of New Jersey High School Invite in Ewing.

Mirabelli, who PR’d at 198-0 at the Moorestown Invitational last weekend, moved into the No. 19 spot on the all-time New Jersey list with the new implement, which went into use in 2002.

The Rancocas Valley junior is the sixth 200-foot thrower with the new javelin from South Jersey and the first from R.V., although the second from his family. Older brother Chris, now a standout at Rutgers, threw 216-6 in 2014 and was a Meet of Champions winner as a junior.

Rancocas Valley’s school record with the old javelin, which generally sailed about 10 percent farther than the current impliment, is 221-7, set in 1978 by the great Drew Forbes.

Here’s the all-time state list with the current javelin, now in its 16th year of use. South Jersey throwers are listed in bold.

  • 224-10 … Curtis Thompson [Florence], 2014
  • 224-  1 … Kaleb Zuidema [Midland Park], 2010
  • 217-  9 … Dean Sullivan [Delbarton], 2011
  • 216-  6 … Chris Mirabelli [Holy Cross], 2014
  • 209-11 … Stephen Burk [Parsippany], 2012
  • 209-  5 … Kevin Steimle [Mahwah], 2009
  • 209-  0 … Josh Suttmeier [North Hunterdon], 2010
  • 208-11 … Kevin Seery [Hanover Park], 2011
  • 207-  7 … Seth Zuidema [Midland Park], 2014
  • 206-10 … Cade Antonucci [Holy Spirit], 2016
  • 206-  1 … Mike Brazil [North Arlington], 2014
  • 205-11 … Robert Scales [Middletown South], 2002
  • 204-  3 … Marion Easley [Somerville], 2005
  • 203-  7 … James Malizia [St. Joe’s-Montvale], 2002
  • 203-  6 … Stephen Benigno [Cherry Hill East], 2014
  • 202-10 … Chandler Balter [Livingston], 2014
  • 202-  9 … Brian Florek [Old Bridge], 2007
  • 202-  6 … Jim Tully [Christian Brothers Academy], 2010
  • 202-  4 … Nick Mirabelli [Rancocas Valley], 2017
  • 202-  0 … Steven Pierce [Ridgewood], 2006
  • 201-  5 … Zachary Torrell [Lacey Twp.], 2011
  • 201-  4 … Will Gonzalez [Cedar Grove], 2010
  • 201-  0 … Sean Biehn [Burlington City], 2006
  • 200-  3 … Cody Unger [Jefferson Twp.], 2008

The Mirabelli brothers still trail the Zuidema brothers of Midland Park in the sibling category. Kaleb Zuidema threw 224-1 in 2010 and Seth Zuidema threw 207-7 in 2014 for a family total of 431-8.

Chris and Nick so far have combined to throw 418-10, but Nick has the rest of this season and all of next year to add 12 feet, 9 inches to his PR and seize the family record from the Zuidemas. Nick would need to throw 215-3 for the Mirabellis to take over the New Jersey sibling lead.

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One thought on “Please welcome Rancocas Valley junior Nick Mirabelli to the 200-foot club!

  1. Horace Taylor April 15, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    The kid comes from good throwing stock! His dad was an excellent throw coach when I threw in highschool, so its no shock that this guy will be phenomenal when he finishes his highschool career. Great job Nick and Coach Mark.

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