La Crosse, Wis. - May 25, 2018 - Competing on the national stage for the second-straight year, senior Whit DeVaux (Wethersfield, Conn.) earned the first All-America honor of his career, taking sixth overall in the javelin throw competition at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Friday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. DeVaux took 10th in the event on the national stage in 2017.
DeVaux produced a mark of 62.73 meters or 205 feet, 10 inches, in his fifth out of six throws to finish sixth overall in the event. Seth Nonnenmacher of George Fox won a national title with a mark of 73.75 meters, while Cameron Salters of Fitchburg State was second with a 69.90 meter toss. Rounding out the top five was Andrew Bloom of Whitworth with a heave of 66.07 meters, Jordan Entwistle of UMass Dartmouth with a mark of 65.17 meters and Matthew Godwin of Texas-Tyler with a toss of 62.98 meters.
This marks the fifth All-America honor for Springfield College track and field student-athletes under the direction of second-year coach Mike Miller, as this year alone, the Pride has produced three with Courtney Luscier (60 meter dash) and Jack Pinho (One Mile) at indoor nationals, and DeVaux (javelin) at the outdoor meet.