Penn State’s Max Rohn won the javelin at the U.S. Paralympic Trials on Thursday, moving him a step closer to making this summer’s Paralympics.
Rohn won the event with a top throw of 161 feet, 4 inches (49.18 meters). He will also compete in the discus this weekend.
Teammate Erik Doty was fourth at 140-8 (42.88 meters) in the javelin.
In the Class 53 800 meters, Brett Gravatt chopped nine seconds off his personal-best time while finishing fourth in 1 minute, 50.80 seconds. He also cut a minute off his best time and finished seventh in the 5,000 meters in 12:25.22.
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Nick Adcock didn’t make it to the finals, turning in a time of 30.50 seconds in the 200. Adcock, Doty and Rohn compete in Class 44.
In swimming, Sean Brame won his S6 400-meter race in 6:22.52.
The meet runs through Saturday, and the 40-man and 20-woman U.S. team will be announced Sunday.