Gingerelli Qualifies for NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Montclair, NJ (5/22/11) – Senior javelin thrower Joseph Gingerelli (Wood-Rdige, NJ / Wood-Ridge) is headed to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships as the list of entered competitors was released on Sunday.

Gingerelli will take part in the national meet, which will be held May 26-28 in Delaware, Ohio at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Field and Gauthier Track. Gingerelli will not be in competition until Saturday when the javelin takes place at 3:00 pm.

Gingerelli enters the NCAA Championship with the 10th-best distance in the nation this season. He was the NJAC Champion in the event as he took first-place honors with a throw of 61.52 meters. The distance was a provisional qualifying mark but good enough to land him among the field of 19 competitors this weekend.

Montclair State has not had an individual outdoor track and field champion since the Red Hawks’ 1,600 meter relay team won the national championship in 1993.