Rowan’s remarkable fleet of javelin throwers turned in a dominating performance in the New Jersey Athletic Conference championships on Sunday.
Sophomore Greg Poloso of Wayne Valley, junior Edgar Rosa from Paulsboro, freshman Lane Owens from Ocean City, junior Dan McAleavey from Howell and sophomore Julio LeBron from Memorial of West New York swept the top five spots, which means the Profs scored 33 points in one event as they sought the team title.
The meet, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, was moved to Sunday and Monday because of bad weather on Saturday.
Poloso won the event at 211-7, with Paulsboro’s Rosa second at 211-5 and freshman Lane Owens [PR 209-7] and McAleavey [208-3] not far back. LeBron threw 190-11 for fifth.
Poloso had three throws over 210 feet, Rosa had four over 200 feet, Owens two over 200 feet and McAleavey three over 200.
All five entrants from Rowan threw over 190 feet. Nobody else from any other NJAC school hit 190 feet.
They combined for the 18-best throws of the meet.
Early on Day 2, Rowan led The College of New Jersey 91-32, which means Rowan’s javelin team had single-handedly scored enough points to take the lead as the Profs shoot for their seventh straight team title (there was no meet in 2020).
Poloso, McAleavey and Rosa rank No. 1, 2 and 3 in NCAA Division 3 with PRs of 230-11, 220-2 and 212-11. Owens is No. 5 with that 209-7 and LeBron is No. 16. Owens’ previous PR was 198-3 from a meet in Lexington, Va., in March.
Rowan is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division 3 by the USTFCCCA, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coachces of America.