Rancocas Valley graduate Danielle Steff won her third straight conference javelin title this weekend for Monmouth.
Steff trailed Rider’s Grace Ramsey going into finals. Ramsey had thrown 139-3 and Steff’s best throw in her first three attempts was a 138-11.
But Steff unloaded a 155-2 on her fifth attempt to lock up her third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title at Rider’s facility in Lawrenceville.
Steff won the 2018 title at Rider with a 160-7 and the 2019 title with a throw of 161-1. The meet was not held last year.
Steff broke the Monmouth school record last month with a throw of 166-6 in a Monmouth-Rider dual meet in Lawrenceville. The previous record was 164-4 by Kelsey Reese when she won the 2014 MAAC title, also in Lawrenceville.
The best throw ever by a South Jersey native (with the new implement) is 169-9 by Bordentown graduate Kelly Yanucil while competing for St. Mary’s of Emmitsburg, Md., when she won the 2017 Penn Relays.
The Monmouth women won their seventh straight MAAC title by 204 1/2-163 over Quinnipiac of Connecticut.