Paulsboro grad Edgar Rosa bombs a huge PR for loaded Rowan javelin crew!!!!!

So far this year, Edgar Rosa has only been Rowan’ 3rd-best javelin thrower.

He also happens to be the 3rd-best javelin thrower in the country.

Rosa joined a couple of his Rowan University teammates at the top of the NCAA Division 3 javelin performance list Saturday with a huge bomb in a meet at Stockton University.

Rosa, a junior from Paulsboro, actually had the two-best throws of his life Saturday at the Osprey Invitational, opening his series with a PR 210-9 and then following it up with a 212-11 on his next throw.

His previous PR was 197-3 from last year’s Fast Times Before Finals in Glassboro.

Sophomore Greg Peloso from Wayne Valley, ranked No. 1 in Division 3, won the event with a 214-9, and Rowan freshman Lane Owens from Ocean City, ranked No. 8 nationally, threw 196-5 for 3rd.

Grad student Dan McAleavey from Howell, ranked No. 2 in the country, made it a Rowan sweep of the top four spots with a 192-11 on his only legal throw. Along with decathlete Julio LeBron of Memorial of West New York, Rowan now has five of the top 24 javelin throwers in Division 3.

Ryan Gebhardt is in his first year coaching the javelin for Profs head coach Dustin Dimit. Gebhard won the 2015 Meet of Champions at South Plainfield with a throw of 206-6 for Walkill Valley and was 2017 NJAC champion for Rowan.

Here’s a look at Rowan’s javelin group with their national ranking and season best throw:

(1) Greg Peloso: 222-9
(2) Dan McAleavey: 220-2
(3) Edgar Rosa: 212-11
(8) Lane Owens: 198-3
(24) Julio LeBron: 184-4 [194-1 PR]

Rosa, who had a PR of 161-0 at Paulsboro, spent his first two years at Rowan College Gloucester County, throwing 174-10 as a freshman and 185-9 as a sophomore. He was a six-time JUCO All-America even without an indoor track program and won the javelin at the NJCAA Division 3 national championships in Utica, N.Y., in May 2019.

After sitting out the 2020 COVID season, Rosa began throwing for Rowan last spring and quickly PR’d at 191-11 and 197-3 last spring and then this past weekend took his game to a whole new level with his first two 200-foot (and 210-foot) throws.

He’s now improved over 50 feet since high school.

In the same meet, Stockton sophomore Shelton Sainvil – who had a 145-2 PR at Florence – threw a personal-best 178-5 and placed 7th. Sainvil’s previous PR was a 173-3 from last year’s Stockton Invite. Sainvil was the javelin relays partner of Olympian Curtis Thompson at Florence.

Thanks in large part to its javelin throwers, Rowan moved up from No. 2 to No. 1 in this week’s USTFCCCA NCAA Division 3 rankings. The Profs were been ranked No. 2 in the country behind Pomona-Pitzer of Claremont, Calif.

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