Suminski Opens Up Big Throw In The Jav

Mark Suminski opened up the invitational portion of his 2019 outdoor season in a big way this past weekend.

The Hershey senior threw 190-2 in the javelin to take the win at the Pennsylvania Track Classic at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. That topped his previous career best of 187-4, set at last summer's American JavFest. Suminski took over that state lead with that toss, as well.

Suminski took the win in a good competition with Wyomissing sophomore Evan Niedrowski, who threw 180-9 for second, which is also a PR for the up-and-comer.

"It felt really good," Suminski said of an early season PR. "Now it's just a matter of keeping my training up and continuing to work on speed work and strength."

Suminski noted the school record at Hershey is 199-11, so he says that 200 feet is certainly chief among his goals this season. 

So what's the key?: "Consistency. Just sticking with what I've learned over the winter."

Watch an interview with Suminski below:

1Mark Suminski12Hershey190-02.001
2Evan Niedrowski10Wyomissing Area180-09.001
3Lawrence Richardson12Bishop McDevitt150-00.001
4Will House12Lower Merion149-04.001
5Ryan Tharan12Plymouth Whitemarsh141-07.001