Penn State’s Michael Shuey captured third place in the javelin Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Track and Field Championships.
The senior delivered a personal-best throw of 255 feet, 8 inches at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Riley Dolezal won the event at 268-3. Shuey’s throw was 5 1/2 feet beyond his Penn State program record.
Among other Nittany Lions competing Saturday, David Lucas took 10th in the discus at 184-9, Rachel Fatherly was 14th in the shot put at 53-6 1/2 and Malik Moffett was 26th overall in the first round of the 200-meter dash and did not advance to Sunday’s semifinals.
Also, Evonne Britton was clocked in 13.09 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles semifinals, 12th overall, and did not make Sunday’s finals.
On Friday, Isaiah Harris was fifth in the 800 semifinals in 1:45.77 and will run in Sunday’s finals. Casimir Loxsom was 24th and Domenic Perretta took 31st, with neither advancing.
On Thursday, Morgan Shingo was 11th in the hammer throw at 217-10 and Tori Gerlach took 15th in the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:58 42 to miss the finals by one spot.
Moffett is scheduled to compete again Sunday in the long jump finals, while the men’s shot put finals are slated to include former Nittany Lions Joe Kovacs and Darrell Hill, and former Penn State coach and Harrisburg native Ryan Whiting.