College Roundup: Two Back Mountain athletes among nation’s top Division III javelin throwers

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post


    By Tom Robinson

    For Dallas Post

    Tunkhannock graduate Gabrielle Alguire finished second overall and Lake-Lehman graduate Cayle Spencer was the nation’s top freshman during the javelin competition at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 28 at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

    Alguire’s throw of 152-7 ½ made her an All-American for the third straight year.

    Cal Lutheran’s Allie Hadley won with 158-2.

    Spencer finished 13th overall with a throw of 132-3 ¾. She won an MAC title, was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region Team and made it to nationals in the first season of varsity competition for the King’s track and field program.

    Division I

    Dallas graduate Regan Rome is headed to the national finals for the third time this school year after winning her 5,000-meter run heat at the NCAA Eastern Prelims Saturday.

    Rome is the third William & Mary runner ever to earn All-American honors in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. She becomes the first Tribe athlete in any sport to earn three All-American honors as a sophomore since 2001.

    After holding back in 10th place into the second mile of the 3.1-mile race, Rome finished with a personal-best time of 16:12.41.

    The 5,000-meter title is scheduled to be decided at the NCAA Championships June 11 at 8:25 p.m. in Eugene, Ore. The top eight finishers earn All-American honors, the next eight are second team and the rest receive honorable mention.

    Division II

    Shippensburg University’s Kieran Sutton qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships again before having to miss the meet with an injury.

    The junior from Lake-Lehman was 11th nationally in the 10,000-meter run last year. He was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Runner of the Year in the indoor season this winter after also gaining All-American honors.

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