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Kevin Wu Breaks School Record In Javelin

Kevin Wu throwing the javelin at Grinnell College. (via Mike Stetson)

By: Austin Siegal

Kevin Wu, current sophomore on the Waldorf University track and field team and defensive back for the football team, was competing in the javelin this past weekend out in Grinnell, Iowa at Grinnell College.

Wu, hailing from Munich, Germany, is relatively new to javelin throwing, but that hasn’t stopped him from breaking records.

He shattered his own record (set just one week earlier) with an astounding throw that was 18 feet longer than his previous throw.

His first record setting throw was an impressive 155-6 feet. That was good enough to earn Wu first place at the meet, as well as his very first school record.

The following week, Wu bested himself once again. He threw for a whopping 173-9 feet, which won him first place for the second week in a row. His nearest competitor was eight feet behind him.

Wu said, “ I was just excited to be able to contribute the team points to Waldorf. My elbow injury made things complicated, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to bounce back from the injury, but I’ve worked really hard with Coach Kregel on my technique and the rest has just taken care of itself.”

Kevin Wu’s distance of 173-9 is keeping him on track to qualify for the NAIA national outdoor track and field meet. The current number one distance in the NAIA this season is 231 feet held by junior Curtis Moss from British Columbia.

Wu is looks forward to seeing how he finishes in the standings.