Scherwin Throws to Win at Penn Relays

Sophomore Christina Scherwin captured first place in the college women’s javelin championship throw to lead Moravian as the 108th Penn Relays, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. She recorded a winning throw of 52.86 meters (173 feet, 5 inches), which was 2.84 meters ahead of the next finisher. An international student from Denmark, Scherwin threw the javelin for the first time in her Moravian career at the Quaker Invitational hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in late March and finished in first place with the best throw at the NCAA Division III level this season and the 13th best throw of 2002 in the world at the time. Her toss of 55.99 meters (183 feet, 8 inches) was well over the NCAA Division III automatic qualifying standard of 41.00 meters, and she won the event by more that 12 meters.