SAN MATEO, Calif. — 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.