Washington Township’s Izzy Deal wins javelin, PRs in shot, breaks Ursinus record in hammer at Centennial Conference meet!!!!!!

Washington Township’s Izzy Deal put together a monster performance for Ursinus in the Centennial Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend, winning the javelin throw, setting a school record in the hammer throw and recording a personal best in the shot put.

At her home facility in Collegeville, Deal won the javelin with a 140-5, broke the school record with a 132-10 for 5th place in the hammer and PR’d in the shot with a 43-5 for 2nd place.

The javelin is her 3rd conference title. She won the shot and javelin in 2021 at Mulhenberg College in Allentown.

Deal won the javelin by more than six feet over Holly Ferrara of Gettysburg. Her PR and school record is 148-6 from a meet last month at Princeton. That’s No. 4 in NCAA Division 3 this year and less than five feet off No. 1 Avery Decker of Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, who threw 152-3 last month at a meet in Crete, Neb.

In the shot, Deal improved her PR from 42-9 ½ from last month in a meet at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Adria Better of Swarthmore won the event with a 46-11 3/4, No. 7 nationally in D-3.

She’s now No. 33 in Division 3 in the shot. She’s also only 8 ½ inches off the school record of 44-1 ½ supposedly set by Rachelle Pecovsky in 1994 (at least, that’s according to Ursinus’s web site. From Newspapers.com, it appears that Pecovsky was a triple jumper and gymnast, so who knows).

In the hammer, Deal threw 132-10, which topped the school record of 130-11 set last year by Zenya Yanoff in a meet last year at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

Deal is a two-time javelin All-America. She placed 8th in the 2021 meet in Greensboro, N.C., and 6th last year in Geneva, Ohio.

This year’s NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 25-27 at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, N.Y.


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