The hits just keep on coming for May graduate Marc Minichello.
A week after winning the national championship in the javelin throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, he was named Mid-Atlantic Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Minichello’s toss of 81.17m (266 feet, 3 inches) at the NCAA Championships set a new school and Ivy League record, and broke his own record of 80.38m (263 feet 8 inches), which he set in late May at the NCAA East Preliminaries.
From Exeter, Pennsylvania, Minichello also earned First-Team All-Ivy recognition. At the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships in early May, he placed first in the javelin throw and set a new Ivy Heps record with a toss of 76.78m (251 feet, 11 inches).
At the Penn Relays in late April, he won the javelin college championship with a toss of 77.42m (254 feet), a new personal record.
An Olympic-level talent, Minichello competed at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, (held in 2021 because of the pandemic) and finished fourth.
A Wharton School alumnus, he is one of only nine Quakers in school history to win an individual track and field championship.