Kelly Yanucil is making the most of her senior year at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmittsburg, Md.
Yanucil, a Bordentown High School graduate, followed her second consecutive javelin win at the Penn Relays — she’s only the sixth woman in history to do that — with her third straight win at the Northeastern Conference Championships. She’s only the third to do that.
Yanucil threw 164-10 at the conference meet this past weekend at her home track in Emmittsburg, just shy of her PR and school-record 169-9 that she threw at the Penn Relays one weekend earlier on the fields between the Schuylkill Expressway and the Northeast Corridor Amtrak lines.
She’s only the third woman in NEC history to win three straight javelin titles, following Kelly Rahfon of St. Francis from 1998 through 2000 and another South Jersey product, Helen Wilks of Bridgeton and Monmouth, from 2009 through 2011.
She fell just short of her own meet record of 165-9 that she set as a sophomore at the 2015 NEC meet.
Yanucil, an All-America last year, is ranked 18th in NCAA Division 1 but is only two feet out of the top-10 in a very crowded group.
Yanucil is also ranked No. 20 among U.S. women and No. 13 among American collegiates.