Rutgers-Camden senior Tim VanLiew (Deptford) not only defended his national javelin title Saturday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in La Crosse, Wis., but he did so in record-breaking fashion, beating 20 competitors.
VanLiew's throw of 75.55 meters (247-10) set the all-time NCAA Division III record for the new javelin, while shattering the NCAA championship record, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse stadium mark, and VanLiew's old Rutgers-Camden program record in the process.
Also earning all-American honors at the meet were: Rutgers-Camden's Matt Curtis (West Deptford); Rowan's Demetrius Rooks (Absegami); Widener's Chris Garrity (Cardinal O'Hara); Lebanon Valley's Jerome Duncan (Sun Valley); and Gwynedd-Mercy's Sam Keliojor (Norristown), Nick Keba (Archbishop Ryan). and DeShaun Pickett (Girard College).
Area women earning all-American status were: Franklin and Marshall's Sheena Crawley (Coatesville); Gwynedd-Mercy's Zakiyyah Richardson (Pennsbury); and Rowan's Brianna Crofton (Delsea), Shailah Williams (Pemberton), Vanessa Wright (Haddonfield), and Melissa Lake (Cherokee).
BASEBALL: Gloucester County College opened play at the National Junior College World Series D-III in Tyler, Texas, by pounding Century College (Minn.), 9-0, in seven innings as the mercy rule was in effect.
Jeff Singer (Holy Cross) went the distance, allowing one hit, walking two, and striking out 10.
Brett Phillips (Audubon) knocked in a run, while Erin Frain (Archbishop Ryan) went 2 for 3.
TENNIS: Serena and Venus Williams are teaming up at the French Open for the first time in three years. The sisters received a doubles wild card from the tournament, allowing them to play in that event after skipping it in 2011 and 2012. It's only the fourth time they'll be a pair at Roland Garros, which opens play Sunday.
HORSE RACING: Martin Scafidi's Winning Image, with Jose Caraballo aboard, went gate to wire in winning the $75,000 My Juliet Stakes for the second consecutive time. The 6-year-old mare returned a win price of $2.60 and finished out the six furlongs in 1:11.02. The win was her fourth in five starts over the Parx surface and increased her ever-growing career bankroll to just over $435,000.
GOLF: Paola Moreno of Colombia played another bogey-free round on a 12-hole golf course and took a 1-shot lead in the Bahamas LPGA Classic.
- Staff and wire reports