Rancocas Valley graduate Danielle Steff of Monmouth bombed a 161-1 to win the javelin Saturday at the MAAC Championships at her home track in West Long Branch.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title is the second in a row for Steff, who threw 160-7 to win last year’s title.
She’s the first Monmouth woman ever to win back-to-back conference javelin titles going back to Monmouth’s days in the NEC.
Steff PR’d last month with a 163-1 in a meet at Moravian College in Bethlehem. That’s only a foot off the school record of 164-4, set in 2014 by Kelsey Reese. No. 2 and 3 in Monmouth history — Steff and Cinnaminson graduate Faith Blamon (162-7 in 2017) — are from South Jersey and more specifically from the Burlington County Scholastic League.
Steff wasn’t far off the meet record of 164-3, set in 2014 by Reese.
Steff opened with a 150-0 that would have been good enough to win. She threw 143-4 and then fouled to finish the trials, then opened the finals with throws of 141-0 and 136-0 before hitting the 161-1 on the final throw of the competition.
Monmouth swept the top three spots with Stephanie Roones second and Kristin Krier third. In all, Monmouth went 1-2-3-5-7-8 in the event.
Good luck finding team scores anywhere — they don’t seem to be on the results web site — but the Monmouth women seem to have a huge lead going into Sunday’s final events.
Matter of fact, the MAAC web site is a disaster. As of noon Sunday they still hadn’t updated Saturday’s team scores. There is no order of events to be found. There is a meet program, but it’s from 2018 and doesn’t include an order of events.