After a successful weekend for both at the Cougar Invitational, Lewis-Clark State College’s John Murray and Kaytlyn Coleman were named the Frontier Conference’s Male and Female Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.
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Murray, a sophomore from Athol, Idaho, won the hammer throw at Washington State’s annual event, besting a field dominated by NCAA programs and in an event that requires entry standards for competition.
Murray’s heave of 52.68 meters won the event, and he has qualified for NAIA Outdoor Nationals in the hammer as well. It’s the second Athlete of the Week honor for Murray this season, as he was also recognized by the Frontier Conference on April 8.
Coleman, a freshman from Kennewick, Wash., has won the Female Field Athlete of the Week all three weeks the honor has been handed out this spring.
Coleman finished in the top three in the shot put, discus and hammer throw at the Cougar Invitational, again showing that she belongs among top-flight competition.
With her second-place finish in the shot put and mark of 43 feet, 11.25 inches, Coleman qualified for NAIA Outdoor Nationals. She had already qualified in the discus and hammer during the spring.
The Warrior track and field teams will be in Spokane this weekend to compete in the Duane Hartman Invite on April 26-27.