Delsea’s Bill Goldsborough continues to excel as a freshman at Georgian Court in Lakewood, and on Saturday placed second in the discus at the Rider Invitational with a near-PR 158-0.
Goldsborough also threw 47-6 1/2 for fifth in the shot and 138-10 for seventh in the hammer throw, which he just took up this spring.
Goldsborough is versatile, but his best event so far has been the shot put, and he’s got a 54-10 to his credit this spring with the 16-pound ball, a mark he threw in a meet at Stockton University in Galloway last month. That broke the school record of 53-4 1/2, set in 2017 by Joseph Kaas at the 2016 CACC Championships in Lakewood.
That makes him No. 33 overall in NCAA Division 2 and the No. 3 freshman. It’s an NCAA Division 2 championships provisional qualifier and the No. 2 throw in the entire NCAA Division 2 East Region, behind only a 57-11 3/4 by Rickssen Opont of St. Thomas Aquinas University in Sparkhill, N.Y.
Goldsborough is No. 1 in the discus in the East Region with a 161-6 from a meet at Monmouth Regional in West Long Branch late last month, and he’s the No. 3 freshman nationally but not far off the top two — Nathan Swadley of Missouri S&T [164-4] of Rolla, Mo., and Konner Swenson of Pittsburg (Kan.) State [163-11].
Goldsborough is only half a foot off the school discus record of 162-0 1/2, set in 2017 by Kaas at a meet at Stockton.
At Delsea, Goldsborough threw 58-0 1/2 and 168-1 with the high school implements. He was a multiple state medalist and Meet of Champions runner-up last winter in the shot behind Christopher Licata of Gill St. Bernard’s.