SHU's Athalia Smith named NEC Field Athlete of the Week

Jan. 20, 2010

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 20, 2010) - Sacred Heart sophomore Athalia Smith (New Britain, CT) was named the Road Runner Northeast Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week announced by the league office.

Smith came away from the annual Boston University Quad Meet with a quartet of accomplishments. Her weight throw mark of 17.55m (57' 7") won her the meet title while far surpassing the qualifying standard for the ECAC Championships. Eclipsing her previous personal best with the 20lb. weight, Smith's mark makes her the Northeast Conference's new event leader and would have been good enough for first place at last year's NEC Indoor Championships.

The Pioneers are back in action this weekend at the 18th Annual Lehigh John Covert Classic.