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Shuey Has Top Throw in Javelin at NCAA D-1 East Prelims; Kerr 10th; Obenrader 2nd in D3

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Johnsonburg’s Michael Shuey of Penn State took first in the javelin at the NCAA Division I East Preliminaries at the University of Kentucky qualifying for the national meet with a throw of 242-feet, 5-inches (73.89 meters).

(Cover photo: Michael Shuey. Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics)

Joining Shuey at the national meet will be his Penn State teammate and fellow District 9 alum, Ryan Keer, who finished 10th with a throw of 214-7 (65.42 meters).


Throwing for just the second time this season, Penn State Behrend’s Mitch Obenrader, a North Clarion graduate, took second in the nation in the javelin at the NCAA Division III Championships at the SPIRE Complex in Geneva, Ohio, Thursday.

Obenrader threw 218-feet, 10-inches (66.70 meters) finishing behind only Seth Nonnemacher of George Fox, who threw 227-1 (69.22 meters). Andrew Bloom of Whitworth was third with a toss of 217-10 (64.07 meters).

Coming into Thursday’s event, Obenrader had thrown the javelin just once this season because of a nagging injury and was seeded 13th out of the 20 competitors but saved his best throw for his last throw of his collegiate career to take second.