Chris Mirabelli, a junior, advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for a second consecutive year in the Javelin after qualifying a few days ago at the East Regional in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the lone Rutgers athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships out of the eight Scarlet Knights that participated in the Regional meet.
Mirabelli won his second consecutive Big Ten Javelin outdoor title earlier this month at the conference championship meet held at Penn State. His throw of 75.17m just missed the all-time conference championship record held by Ohio State’s Bill Stanley of 75.23m. He was also the lone Rutgers track & field athlete to make the Big Ten’s First Team for the outdoor season, which was the second time for him in his career. It has been a great season for Mirabelli, who broke his own school record with a throw of 76.67m to win the prestigious Penn Relays in late April.
After qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last season and becoming an Honorable Mention All-American, Mirabelli has another opportunity to compete for a national title. This year’s Championship meet will take place between June 7th through June 10th in Eugene, Oregon at historic Hayward Field. The Javelin Final will take place on the first day of competition. Coverage of the event will be televised by ESPN’s family of networks.
We will preview the field and Mirabelli’s chances leading up the Championship meet next week. Congratulations on his continued success and we wish him even more at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on June 7th.