Jude Misko bombed another huge hammer PR Friday with the top throw in NCAA Division 3.
Stockton’s Darren Wan, an Egg Harbor garduate, also moved into the Division 3 top-10!
Misko, a Cherry Hill East graduate who’s now a senior at Rutgers-Camden, threw 195-5 at the Stockton Invitational in Galloway Township, surpassing his week-old PR by more than five feet.
He actually had four throws over 190 feet in his series, so he actually had the four-best throws in all of Division 3 in one meet.
The next-best throw in Division 3 this spring is a 190-11 by Jacob Bugella of Wisconsin-Stout from a meet Friday at Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Misko opened his series with a foul, but then surpassed 190 feet on four of his next five throws.
He threw a PR 193-6 on his second throw, then 192-10 on his third, 193-5 on his fourth. After a 184-3, he closed with the 195-5.
Misko had an unheralded career at Cherry Hill East, where he threw 43-9 1/2 in the shot (47-4 1/2 indoors) and never placed higher than 19th at sectionals.
He picked up the hammer while he was at Rowan College at Gloucester County, winning an NJCAA Division 3 national title in 2017 with a throw of 164-9 at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md.
Misko extended his PR to 179-1 at the Widener Invitational in April of 2019 but after transferring to Rutgers-Camden but after being forced to sit out the cancelled 2020 season, he blew that away last month with a 190-2 at the Stockton Invitational No. 1 in Galloway Township, his first meet in two years, before PR’ing again on Friday.
Stockton’s Wan also PR’d with a throw of 180-7, which is No. 6 in NCAA Division 3. His previous PR was 174-2, also at the previous edition of the Stockton Invitational last weekend. His PR coming into this spring season was 169-11 from the 2019 NJAC Championships, also at Stockton, where he was second to Misko’s 172-2 with a 169-11.
Wan last weekend broke the school record of 173-4 set 15 years ago by Steve Cassidy (high school unknown).