Dabbs to represent United States at World Championships

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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Virginia javelin thrower Ethan Dabbs is set to represent the United States at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, after the qualification period closed on Wednesday.

Dabbs won the USATF outdoor javelin title last Sunday and qualifies for the World Championships based on his No. 31 world ranking.

The senior’s best mark of the season came at the ACC Championships, where his throw of 82.92 meters (272’0”) won him his third consecutive ACC title. Dabbs also won silver at the NCAA Championships this season.

Virginia’s NCAA discus champion, Claudio Romero, qualified for the World Athletics Championships for Chile on entry standard in April when he won the discus at Penn Relays with a throw of 67.02 meters (219’10”).

The World Athletics Championships will be contested from July 15-24 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.