Washington Township graduate and Ursinus junior Isabella “Izzy” Deal recorded her 3rd consecutive All-America performance in the javelin Wednesday at the NCAA Division 3 Championships.
Deal, who placed 8th as a freshman in 2021 and 6th last year, placed 6th again this year at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, N.Y.
Deal threw 139-9 on her 1st attempt of the finals. She threw 137-0 at last year’s nationals and 135-1 as a freshman.
Deal was in 5th place after her final throw but was bumped to 6th when Avery Decker of Nebraska Wesleyan hit a 145-9 on her final attempt.
On her 1st throw, Deal hit 136-9. After a foul, she finished the trials with a 129-10. She was 6th among the nine qualifiers for the finals and moved up to 5th with her 139-9 on her 4th throw. She threw 137-8 on her 5th attempt before fouling on her final throw.
Chrissy Strickland of George Fox University of Newberg, Ore., won with a 149-6 on her 2nd throw.
Deal had a career-best throw of 155-0 in Selinsgrove, Pa., last week.