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Quartet of Penn State ability athletes hit big marks at Bucknell

Four Penn State ability athletes qualified for the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Trials after their lifetime-best performances on Saturday at the Bucknell Classic.

Erik Doty, Max Rohn, Brett Gravatt and Nick Adcock all qualified for the U.S. trials, set for June 28-July 3 in Charlotte, N.C.

Doty and Rohn finished 1-2 in the Class 44 javelin, with Doty hitting a personal-best 147 feet, 6 3/4 inches (44.98 meters) and Rohn reaching 143-9 (43.82 meters). Rohn hit his lifetime-best mark in the discus at 161-9 1/4 (49.31) for the win, one spot ahead of Doty at 135-11 (41.43).

Gravatt knocked nine seconds off his best time in the 1,500 meters at 3 minutes, 57.36 seconds for the win in Class 53. Nick Adcock, competing in Class 44, was clocked in 5:17.47 in the 1,500.

Adcock qualified for the trials in the 400 in 1:07.33. Gravatt turned in a personal-best time of 1:05.47 in the 400.