Derek Eager, who redshirted the 2011 track and field season, captured the 2011 USATF Junior National javelin title on day one of the championship meet in Eugene, OR. Eager, who was second last year at the same meet, won on his final throw of the competition with a monster throw of 227-1. With the win, Eager qualifies for the PanAm Junior Games, which will be held July 22nd to 24th at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, FL. Today's throw was a season-best for the freshman as he posted a top mark of 217-3 as an unattached athlete at the Occidental Invite. His lifetime-best is 230-6.