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Penn State sports: Rohn claims U.S. Paralympic javelin national championship

From CDT staff reportsJune 20, 2014 

Boalsburg native and Penn State Ability athlete Max Rohan gets set to throw his javelin on Friday in the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Championships in San Mateo, Calif.

PICASA — Photo submitted

— Penn State Ability athlete Max Rohn claimed a javelin national championship on the first day of the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships Friday at the College of San Mateo.

Rohn, a Boalsburg native, had a throw of 137 feet, 4 inches — which was his personal best. He bested second place finisher Josh Cinnamo by almost five feet.

Rohn competes in the Class 44 level, which is for below-the-knee amputees.

Rohn and Bald Eagle Area alum Curtis Markle, who will be in Class 55 (seated throwers), will compete in the discus on Saturday.

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