Rutgers-Camden senior Jude Misko of Cherry Hill East, the NC AA Division 3 hammer throw champ last spring, won his won his 4th NJAC title Monday.
Misko threw the 35-pound ball 57-10 ½ on his final attempt in the weight throw to edge long-time rival Darren Wan of Stockton, who was second with a throw of 55-7 ½.
Misko had three throws over 57 feet.
He threw within just a couple inches of his PR of 58-1 ¼ from earlier this month in a meet at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.
After opening with a 54-9, Misko threw 57-8 and 57-0 ½ to close out the trials. He fouled twice to open the finals before popping the 57-10 ½ throw.
Wan was in 3rd until he hit 54-4 on his 4th throw. He improved to 55-7 ½ on his 5th before closing with a foul.
It was only the second meet of the year for Wan, who spends most of his time during the winter playing ice hockey for Stockton’s club team.