Waynesburg’s Scott Benco claims top distance in state javelin rankings
By: Chris Harlan
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 9:13 PM
Waynesburg javelin thrower Scott Benco took over the top spot in the state rankings with a 192-foot, 6-inch toss Saturday, a distance that also ranks him among the nation’s best this season.
The senior earned the personal-best at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Outdoor Championship in West Mifflin.
Benco’s throw is two feet, four inches better than the second-best throw in Pennsylvania this season, a mark held by Hershey’s Mark Suminski (190-2). The distance ranks 11th nationally, according to MileSplit.com statistics.
His personal-best before Saturday was 175 feet.
Benco finished second in the WPIAL Class AA championship last season (162-0) and 16th in the state (154-3).
— Rick Layton (@ricklayton50) April 13, 2019
Scott Benco has a previous best of 160 in the javelin. At the Tri-State meet yesterday, Benco threw 179, 180, 182, * 192.5.* That is the 11th best throw in the UNITED STATES. #1 in the state of PA! #RaiderPride
— RAIDER NATION (@WBG_RAIDERS) April 14, 2019
Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .