Greg Poloso and Edgar Rosa moved into the top two positions on the NCAA Division 3 javelin list Saturday at Rowan’s own Oscar Moore Invitational in Glassboro.
Poloso, from Wayne Valley, threw 225-9, and Rosa, a Paulsboro graduate, threw a personal-best 213-2.
Poloso was just short of his PR and school record of 230-11, which he threw at a meet last year at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. That makes him the No. 8 performer in NCAA Division 3 history, and it’s the No. 2 throw in Rowan history.
(Rowan’s Mike Juskus, a baseball player at Hopatcong High School, set the D-3 record of 273-3 with the old javelin at the 1981 NCAA Division 1 Championships at LSU. Back then, the Division 3 winners were allowed into the D-1 Championships.)
The NCAA Division 3 record of 247-11 was set by Deptford graduate Tim VanLiewcompeting for Rutgers-Camden at the 2013 Division 3 Championships in La Crosse, Wisc.
Rosa’s 213-2 surpassed his PR of 212-11, which he threw in a meet last April at Stockton University in Galloway Township.
Poloso and Rosa rank 26th and 46th among U.S. men according to the current World Athletics U.S. javelin list.
Two other Rowan javelin throwers, freshman Kevin Armstrong from Walkill Valley and junior Julio Lebron, also rank among the top 20 in Division 3.
Armstrong is 14th with his 187-10 from his first collegiate meet – the Washington & Lee Carnival in Lexington, Va., last month.
Lebron, a decathlete from Memorial of West New York in Union County, ranks 17th in D-3 with his 186-10 in Lexington. He PR’d at 194-1 in a meet in Orlando as a freshman.