Rising Star: Millen Dhiman Smashes National Javelin Record

There might not be a brighter young track and field star in New Jersey than Millen Dhiman.

The 12 year-old from Edison rewrote the 11-12 age group record book this summer by unloading several javelin bombs.

This past July, Dhiman, who competes for for Westfield Area YMCA Flyers, put an exclamation point on the greatest performance ever for someone his age when he sent the 450-gram Aerojav 147-6 in the third-round to smash the national record for his age group and finish first at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at Sacramento State. He was also seventh in the discus and 10th in the shot put. 

Dhiman 147-6 in the javelin smashed the previous national record of 140-9 that was set last year by Leighton Little of the Carolina Eagles Track and Field Club. Dhiman had three consecutive throws in his series that sailed beyond 140 feet.

Dhiman, who attends St. John the Apostle School in Clark, qualified for nationals when he broke the New Jersey record in the javelin when he won the N.J. Junior Olympics meet in June with a throw of 126-1.

He followed that up by striking gold in the shot put, discus, and javelin at both the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships and the USATF Region 2 Junior Olympic Championships.

Be sure to remember the name Millen Dhiman!!