Senior Justin Welch was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athlete of the Week on April 28. The award was his third this year.
Welch won the Penn Relays hammer throw for the second straight year last weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. He won the event with a throw of 224'02, which was a NCAA automatic qualifying heave. The throw dwarfed the competition as the next closest competitor was more than 12 feet away.
Welch also took tenth in the discus with a provisional qualifying toss of 168'09 and was 39th in the shot put with a mark of 50'06.