Rancocas Valley’s Danielle Steff wins 3rd straight MAAC javelin title!

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. 

Steff is ranked 15th in NCAA Division 1 Eastern Region and No. 30 in all of NCAA Division 1. She’s the 23rd-ranked American woman according to the IAAF performance list.

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.

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