March 2019, Sports

Jackson of SAU wins Javelin against mostly Division I competitors at Florida Relays

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 29) – Najair Jackson (So./Spanish Town, Jamaica) of Saint Augustine’s University defeated a field of mostly Division I competitors in the college division of the men’s javelin throw at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday night, March 28.

Jackson, a Division II All-American, heaved a season-best toss of 220-3 to win by nearly two feet. Chris Mirabelli of Rutgers University was second with a throw of 218-4 and John Ampomah, who threw unattached, was third with a mark of 215-1. Twenty-five throwers competed in the event.

Last season, Jackson placed second in the NCAA DII Outdoor Championships with a career throw of 234-9. He currently ranks third nationally in DII in the javelin throw.

The Florida Relays continue Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.

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