Washington Township grad Isabelle Deal is off to a great start in the javelin this spring for Ursinus.
Deal, a junior, threw a huge PR of 144-10 at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, the same meet Hammonton’s Alexa Gardner threw 155-6 for Rutgers.
That broke her own school record of 143-0 from a home meet earlier in April in Collegeville.
That mark broke the 39-year-old school record of 137-9 set by Sandy Wirth when she won the 1983 Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Westminster, Md.
Deal has been incredibly consistent this spring, hitting 136-11, 143-0, 144-10 and 138-5 in her four meets so far.
That’s an average of 141-1, which is well beyond her PR of 136-6 coming into the season. That was from last year’s Centennial Conference Championships in Allentown.
Deal, an All-America last spring after placing 3rd at nationals, is now ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division 3, behind Ava Nelson of Pacific Lutheran of Parkland, Wash. [150-3] and Chrissy Strickland of George Fox of Newberg, Ore. [147-9].
Deal, a 2019 Washington Township graduate, had a high school PR of 126-9 from her win at South Jersey Group 4 sectionals her senior year at her home track.
She’s scheduled to throw at the 126th annual Penn Relays Friday afternoon at Franklin Field.