Another huge PR for Baylor junior and Pennsville graduate Megan SaxvanderWeyden, who shattered her own school javelin record Friday.
SaxvanderWeyden registered an eight-foot PR PR with a 166-4 for third place at the Big 12 Championships at Clyde Hart Stadium in Waco, Texas.
She now ranks No. 26 in NCAA Division 3 and also No. 26 among all U.S. women.
SaxvanderWeyden becomes the third South Jersey woman this spring to surpass 160 feet in the javelin, which is remarkable.
Haddon Township graduate Brenna Smith, a senior at Liberty, threw 161-7 at the Duke Invitational two weeks ago, and Rancocas Valley graduate Danielle Steff, a freshman at Monmouth, threw 160-7 last weekend at the Metro Atlantic meet.
Incredibly, none of the three hit 140 feet in high school and none are even in the all-time South Jersey all-time top 10! Steff’s high school PR was 139-0, SaxvanderWeyden’s was 138-4 and Smith’s was 121-4.
Just shows what’s possible with determination, persistence and hard work!
SaxvanderWeyden had a very solid series, opening with a 158-3, 152-0 and 147-0 in the trials before hitting the 166-4 on her first throw of the finals. She finished with 154-6 and 156-7 for an average of 155-9 on six legal throws.
Before this weekend, SaxvanderWeyden’s PR was 158-7 from the Texas Christian Invitational in Fort Worth back in March.