Men's Javelin Throw
Concordia (Wisc.) senior Brock Solveson won his second consecutive men's javelin title with a throw of 219 feet, nine inches. Rowan senior Sean Biehn finished second while fellow Rowan senior Sean Corey finished third with North Park junior Lars Tenglin in fourth. Whitworth junior Alexander Hymel finished eighth for his second straight All-American honor.
Brock Solveson Quotes
Your thoughts on being a back-to-back national champion in this event: “I am so excited to be sitting in this chair right now. I spent a lot more time in the weight room over the past year. It definitely paid off, as I improved my personal record in this event by I think over four meters, so I am very happy about that. I’ve been throwing pretty consistent, better than I have in previous years, so that made me happy.”
The balancing act between two events going on at the same time: “It is very difficult and taxing, especially in this heat today. You don’t know how the timing of the events is going to fall together and into place. I have to run back and put on the right shoes as fast as you can depending which event I am going to compete in next. I actually missed my first throw in the shot put because I was still competing in the javelin finals. You definitely can’t put your focus on one event or one thing, so that can be challenging at times.”
Expectations about how finish in the decathlon: “I would love to finish in the top three at this moment. I know that if I keep working hard over the next events, and carry my momentum throughout those, I should put myself in pretty good position.”
Javelin Throw Round 1, Flight 1 1 Sean Corey, Sr, Rowan University 204-1 (62.20m)q 2 Dan Higgins, Sr, Monmouth College (Il) 203-7 (62.05m)q 3 Vlad Sobes, Jr, Mass Inst Technology 200-9 (61.18m)q 4 Jeff Baker, Jr, Worcester Poly Inst 189-3 (57.68m)q 5 Dillon Rodgers, Fr, Ramapo College 188-7 (57.48m) 6 Thomas Masterson, So, Delaware Valley 181-11 (55.46m) 7 Matt Tholis, So, Rowan University 181-0 (55.17m) 8 Stephen Simalchick, Fr, Williams College 175-2 (53.39m) Round 1, Flight 2 1 Brock Solveson, Sr, Concordia (Wisconsin) 219-9 (66.99m)q 2 Sean Biehn, Sr, Rowan University 201-9 (61.50m)q 3 Lars Tenglin, Jr, North Park University 200-11 (61.24m)q 4 Alexander Hymel, Jr, Whitworth University 200-9 (61.20m)q 5 Michael Pankowski, So, Marietta College 193-2 (58.89m)q 6 Glenn Guilmette, Fr, Keene State College 187-8 (57.20m) 7 Dan Colina, Sr, Keene State College 175-7 (53.52m) 8 Gary Zack, So, Moravian College 175-3 (53.43m) Final 1 Brock Solveson, Sr, Concordia (Wisconsin) 219-9 (66.99m) (62.17, 66.99, 66.14, 60.41, F, P) 2 Sean Biehn, Sr, Rowan University 204-5 (62.31m) (61.50, 60.37, 60.06, 62.31, 59.86, 61.21) 3 Sean Corey, Sr, Rowan University 204-1 (62.20m) (58.77, 58.18, 62.20, 61.84, 55.25, F) 4 Lars Tenglin, Jr, North Park University 204-1 (62.20m) (F, 60.78, 61.24, F, 57.55, 62.20) 5 Michael Pankowski, So, Marietta College 203-10 (62.13m) (58.42, 58.89, 58.34, 51.58, 57.73, 62.13) 6 Vlad Sobes, Jr, Mass Inst Technology 203-10 (62.12m) (61.18, 57.68, 56.97, 58.12, 62.12, 57.07) 7 Dan Higgins, Sr, Monmouth College (Il) 203-7 (62.05m) (61.56, 62.05, 53.88, 52.93, 52.59, 58.50) 8 Alexander Hymel, Jr, Whitworth University 201-5 (61.40m) (61.20, 59.01, 59.11, 61.21, 61.40, 60.70) 9 Jeff Baker, Jr, Worcester Poly Inst 189-3 (57.68m) (F, 55.14, 57.68, 50.86, 52.72, 55.01)