Rancocas Valley graduate Danielle Steff, a grad student at Monmouth, popped her best javelin throw of the young season Friday afternoon in Bethlehem, moving into the top 30 American women throwers so far this spring.
Steff won the javelin at the Greyhound Invitational at Moravian University with a 160-8 on her sixth and final throw of the competition, less than five feet off her PR. She won by over 30 feet.
Steff set the Monmouth record of 166-6 last April in a dual meet against Rider in Lawrenceville, a mark that earned her a No. 32 U.S. ranking a year ago.
Currently, she’s No. 26.
At R.V., Steff had a PR of 139-0 from her 9th-place finish at the 2017 Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.
She’ll throw next weekend at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field and the following weekend go for her third straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title in Lawrenceville.