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College News: Shuey repeats Big Ten javelin title

Michael Shuey

BIG TEN CHAMP — Johnsonburg’s Michael Shuey, a sophomore at Penn State, won his second straight conference javelin title.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Johnsonburg’s Michael Shuey, a sophomore at Penn State University, won his second straight Big Ten javelin title sunday at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships.

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Shuey threw a winning toss of 236 feet, 8 inches to claim the title on his next-to-last throw. At that point, he took over the lead from teammate and Brookville native Ryan Kerr, who led at 229 feet, 2 inches. Kerr wound up third behind Rutgers’ Josh Suttmeier, who edged Kerr on his last throw of 231 feet, 11 inches.

Both Shuey and Kerr advance to the NCAA East Preliminaries held at University of North Florida May 28-30.


Speaking of the javelin, North Clarion graduate and Penn State-Behrend sophomore Mitch Obenrader will defend his NCAA Division III championship in Canton, N.Y. this Saturday.

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At the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championshiop:

— Brookville’s Brianne Dietrich, a senior at Edinboro, is seeded 10th in the long jump. Story.