RV’s Nick Mirabelli continues climb up all-time NJ javelin list. Now only 10 feet behind older brother Chris!!!!!

Rancocas Valley junior Nick Mirabelli continued his climb up the all-time New Jersey javelin list with his 206-8 win at the 45th annual Woodbury Relays Saturday.

In cold, rainy conditions, Mirabelli added more than feet to his previous PR of 202-4 from the College of New Jersey Invitational a week earlier in Ewing. He’s the only 200-footer in New Jersey this year.

Mirabelli’s 206-8 is No. 11 in state history with the new javelin implement (which went into use in 2002) and No. 4 in South Jersey history behind only NCAA champ Curtis Thompson of Florence, older brother Chris Mirabelli of Holy Cross and current Holy Spirit senior Cade Antonucci, who placed second Saturday with a throw of 198-0 – his best so far this spring.

The only longer throw in Woodbury history with the current javelin is the 209-10 that Nick’s older brother Chris threw to set the meet record in 2014. The next-best throw since 2002 is a 190-4 winner by another R.V. thrower, Robert Marks, last year.

With the old javelin, there were a ton of big throws at Woodbury, including Gil Winters’ meet-record 219-3 in 1990, a 211-3 by Steve Kiessling of Holy Cross in 1989 and a 209-4 by Oakcrest’s Cornelius Cruz in 1994.

Winter’s coach at Willingboro was Mark Mirabelli, Nick’s father.

Here is the updated all-time state list:

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- 8 … Nick Mirabelli [Rancocas Valley], 2017
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- 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

Even with Nick’s big PR, the Mirabelli brothers still trail the Zuidema brothers of Midland Park in the sibling category, although they are closing fast. 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 423-2, but Nick has the rest of this season and all of next year to add 8 feet, 7 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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