Pitman’s Emily Galvin PR’d in the hammer throw and broker her own school record with a 186-0 at the 127th Penn Relays Thursday on the throwing fields across the Northeast Corridor train tracks from Franklin Field.
That’s No. 3 in NCAA Division 3 this year.
Galvin, a Rowan senior and transfer from Villanova, placed 9th in the hammer at Penn behind eight NCAA Division 1 athletes.
Her previous PR of 185-3 came last spring in her final meet for Villanova, when she placed 3rd at the Big East Championships in Storrs, Conn. That’s No. 2 in Villanova history.
She came close to that PR with a 183-7 in a meet at Rowan earlier this month and got even closer with a 184-3 at Princeton two weeks ago.
On Thursday, she popped the 186-0 on her first attempt. She also had a 181-7 in her six-throw series.
Galvin is now less than three feet from the NCAA Division 3 all-time top-25, which goes down to 188-11. She’s also No. 1 all-time in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Gloucester County’s other outstanding hammer thrower named Emily also had a strong day at Penn. Kingsway graduate Emily Hilt of Rutgers-Camden threw 173-3, the 3rd-best throw of her life. Hilt PR’d with a 178-3 at a meet in Galloway Township earlier this month. She’s ranked 7th in NCAA Division 3.