Eugene, Oregon – Junior Christopher Mirabelli captured First Team All-America status after he finished eighth in the javelin at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Wednesday night in Eugene, Oregon.
Mirabelli produced his best distance during his second throw of the night with a mark of 71.68m (235’ 2”) to represent the Rutgers men’s track and field team on the podium. Ioannis Kyriazis of Texas A&M captured the NCAA title with a throw of 82.58m (270’ 11”).
The reigning two-time Big Ten champion and USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year secured his spot at nationals with his third-place result of 69.20m (227’ 0”) last week at the East Regional in Lexington, Kentucky. Previously, the Lumberton, New Jersey, native defended his Big Ten title in the event with his throw of 75.17m (246' 7"). The toss just missed the Big Ten record of 75.23m (246' 10") set by Ohio State's Bill Stanley in 2013.
Mirabelli reset his school record in the javelin this season at the Penn Relays, when he added a toss of 76.67m (251’ 6”) to capture the Scarlet Knights’ first Penn Relay’s individual title since 2013. Mirabelli also captured the Metropolitan Championships crown in April with a throw of 76.20m (250'00").
2017 NCAA Outdoor Javelin Championships Results
1. Ioannis Kyriazis Texas A&M 82.58m (270-11)
2. Nicolas Quijera Miss State 76.77m (251-10)
3. Michael Shuey Penn State 76.42m (250-9)
4. Alex Pascal Missouri 75.38m (247-4)
5. Matti Mortimore N. Dakota St. 74.33m (243-10)
6. Sindri Gudmundsson Utah State 73.28m (240-5)
7. Curtis Thompson Miss State 72.47m (237-9)
8. Christopher Mirabelli Rutgers 71.68m (235-2)
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