Connellsville grad Madison Wiltrout captures first ACC javelin title
North Carolina redshirt freshman Madison Wiltrout captured the ACC women’s javelin title Thursday with a personal collegiate best throw of 182 feet, 5 inches.
— ACC Track & Field (@ACCTrackField) May 10, 2019
The 2017 Connellsville graduate, a four-time WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion, has been recovering from right elbow surgery in the PIAA finals in 2015 when she burst on the scene with a National Federation of High Schools record throw at Norwin in a WPIAL qualifier.
She tore her ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in her right elbow on her second throw in the state finals, which was against a stiff wind.
Wiltrout said the injury occurred because a series of breakdowns in her technique (dropping the elbow, rushing and a bad plant).
First season in Carolina blue, and Madison Wiltrout is already an ACC Champion 🏆
— UNC Track & Field • XC (@UNCTrack_Field) May 10, 2019
She owns the NHSF record of 185-8 and PIAA championship record of 182-8.
She was a two-time Pennsylvania Gatorade Girls Track Athlete of the Year.
Wiltrout was shut down by the North Carolina coaches and medical staff in 2017-18 season after she competed in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in 2017.
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