Hammonton’s Austin Hudak opens season with all-time #4 javelin throw in Atlantic County history!!!!!

It took a few days but we finally have some Buena Relays results, and one of the highlights is a big PR javelin throw by Hammonton senior Austin Hudak.

Hudak threw 188-2 in his 2022 season opener, adding more than 12 feet to his lifetime best of 175-9, which he threw in June when he placed 4th at the Meet of Champions at South Plainfield. That was his first time over 162 feet, so he’s now PR’d over 25 feet in his last two meets (separated by 10 months).

Hudak’s throw is No. 26 in South Jersey history with the new javelin and No. 4 in Atlantic County history.

Here’s the all-time Atlantic County top-10:

220-11 … Cade Antonucci [Holy Spirit], 2016
199-10 … Kobe Roberts [Mainland Reg.], 2018
196- 9 … Terrence Smith [Oakcrest], 2016
188- 2 … Austin Hudak [Hammonton], 2022
187-11 … Javier Garcia (Pleasantville), 2009
183- 5 … Kyle Wright [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2004
183- 2 … Alex Garcia [Pleasantville], 2009
182-11 … Yvanda Rigby [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
181- 8 … Tony DeFeo [Oakcrest], 2003
180- 8 … Pat Casey [St. Joe’s-Hammonton], 2011

Hudak’s throw is No. 2 in the state through the first weekend of action behind only Ryan Drwal of North Hunterdon, who threw 188-4 Saturday at the Summit Relays. Drwal, the Meet of Champions runner-up last year, previously had a PR of 177-1.


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