C.J. Corcoran Earns Spot In NCAA Javelin Championship Field
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The NCAA Division III Women’s Track and Field Committee announced the participants for the 2012 national championships on Sunday and Washington & Jefferson senior C.J. Corcoran (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) was selected to the javelin field for a second consecutive season.
Corcoran will be one of 22 participants for the javelin national title which will be contested at 6:45 pm (EDT) on Saturday at Burns Stadium on the campus of Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges (Calif.). For each women’s individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.
Corcoran owns the nation's eighth-best mark this season at 42.93 meters, achieved on May 14 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet. Senior Amanda Trieloff of Carroll (Wisc.) is the top seed heading into the national championship with a season-best throw of 45.31 meters. Corcoran is one of nine athletes who earned a return trip to compete for the national title, including Allegheny senior Lauren Butler.
Last year, Corcoran placed 16th of 23 competitors in the javelin national championship in Delaware, Ohio. She became the second W&J women's athlete to compete at the national meet in the event and posted a top throw of 39.85 meters (130'9").
Corcoran, also a four-year member of the W&J swimming & diving team in the winter, was the 2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference Field MVP. The PAC will have two competing for the javelin title as Waynesburg sophomore Megan Sowers (42.27 meters) was also selected.