VanLiew Wins Second NCAA Javelin Title in Record-Setting Fashion

Tim VanLiewWhen you are the reigning NCAA champion in your track and field specialty, it isn’t easy to make a bigger impression.

Unless you are Rutgers University-Camden senior Tim VanLiew of Deptford.

VanLiew not only defended his national javelin title here Saturday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but he did so in record-breaking fashion.

VanLiew’s throw of 75.55 meters (247-10) set the all-time NCAA Division III record for the new javelin, while shattering the NCAA Championship record, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse stadium mark and VanLiew’s old Rutgers-Camden program record in the process.

When all the measurements, double-checks and throws were completed, VanLiew was crowned the NCAA Division III javelin champion for the second consecutive year. His record-setting throw beat a field of 20 competitors and was eight meters longer than the runner-up, Cameron Aregood of Elizabethtown College. Aregood notched a throw of 67.54 meters (221-7).

VanLiew had his record-setting throw on his second throw, and added a pair of 70-meter heaves in the next two throws (70.00 and 70.92). They were the first three competitive 70-meter throws of his collegiate career.

Read more baout Tim’s outstanding accomplishment here.

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