Jordan Davis sets new record in javelin throw
Jaylen Carr– Sports Editor
Matt Cain – Contributor
Jordan Davis set a new javelin record while being placed 1st in men’s javelin this past spring during the NCCA Division II National Championship in Allendale, Michigan.
Davis is a Wallingford, Connecticut standout athlete that continues to shine on the big stage. This past spring, Jordan became a Division II National Champion for Track and Field.
During nationals back in May 2022, the 5’11 sophomore placed 1st in the men’s javelin throw with a result of 72.54 meters which is also a new record.
Davis said he cherished winning the National Championship.
Davis also became the university’s first male student-athlete to win an outdoor national title since Dan Bourque in 1998. With this win, Davis helped the university get back to winning an outdoor national championship. Davis said he cherished winning the National Championship.
“Winning a national championship was something I dreamt about growing up,” Davis said.
Davis is no stranger to winning. He came from a winning culture on his high school football team at Mark T. Sheehan High School. Davis also won the Northeast 10 (NE10) outdoor conference championship in 2021 and 2022 here on campus.
During Davis’s high school years, he was an All-State selection and Walter Camp first team pick.
Once Davis came to campus his mindset changed from being the top star to being a player on the roster.
“Coming into college was humbling. I went from that guy to just filling in a spot,” Davis said.
Davis said he goes day-in and day-out working hard, practicing extra and getting extra reps in. According to Davis, he wants to participate in javelin for Team USA one day.
Davis has made an impact on all the people he has encountered.
One of them is Davis javelin coach, Danial Labba. Labba has put full effort into making him the best athlete.
“He is a silent leader and takes time in his training. I am super proud of what he has done,” Labba said.
Davis has significantly impacted both sports he is involved in on campus.
Davis is the university’s record holder in javelin and was the Northeast Championship 10 Conference Outdoor Men’s Filed Rookie of the Year in 2021. During his rookie year he won the NE10 Outdoor Field Rookie of the Week twice in 2021.
Davis is not only part of the Track and Field team, but he is also a running back on the football team.
Davis is the second leading rusher on the team with 82 total yards so far this season.
Also, Davis has 89 total scrimmage yards which includes his rushing and receiving yards. As the second string running back Davis, gets to see the field.
Offensive coordinator Christopher Bergetski said, “Davis struggled in his first year on the football team because he had a challenging time staying focused.”
According to Bergetski. the way he carries himself on the football field is different compared to past years.
Bergetski said that he commends Davis for this play and hard work thus far this football season.
“He is very coachable; he brings energy and knows the playbook. He is always playing and practicing like he has something to prove, that is why he is going to be great,” Bergetski said.