Washington Township grad Isabelle Deal, a junior at Ursinus, earned All-America honors for the second year in a row at the NCAA Division 3 Track Championships.
Deal threw 137-0 and placed 6th in the javelin at the D-3 nationals at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. She was 8th last year with a throw of 135-1.
Deal’s PR and the school record is 144-10 from the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton last month.
Deal threw 133-2 on her first attempt and 131-9 on her third and fouled on her second and fourth. She threw 126-8 on her fifth attempt and was sitting in 9th place – outside All-America range – before popping the 137-0 on her final attempt.
Ava Nelson of Pacific Lutheran in Parkland, Wash., won the event with a PR 150-8 on her first throw. The College of New Jersey’s Amanda Murillo, a senior from Middlesex High, placed 8th at 135-6, giving New Jersey two All-America selections in the event.