Cade Antonucci, a Holy Spirit graduate, made his return to the javelin a successful one over the weekend at the Florida State Relays at Mike Long Track in Tallahassee.
Antonucci, a senior at Auburn, threw 232-10 to place second, behind only teammate Nils Fischer, who set a school record of 241-9.
It was Antonucci’s first track meet since the 2019 outdoor NCAA Championships, and his 232-10 is currently No. 13 in NCAA Division 1 and No. 5 in the SEC.
Antonucci has a PR of 237-5 from the 2019 Penn Relays at Franklin Field, so he was less than five feet off his lifetime best despite competing in his first meet in nearly two years. He ranks No. 3 in school history.
In high school, Antonucci threw 220-11 when he won the 2017 Meet of Champions. He also threw the shot put 59-5 1/4 and the discus 169-1. He’s only thrown the javelin in his Auburn career.
Antonucci’s throw is No. 15 in the U.S. early in the outdoor season. He’s one of three South Jersey athletes in the top 20: Curtis Thompson is No. 3 [258-11], Antonucci is No. 2 and Chris Mirabelli is No. 20 [229-0]