McDonald Wins Male C-USA Athlete of the Week
March 28, 2007
MEMPHIS - University of Memphis javelin thrower Christian McDonald was named Conference USA Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference office Wednesday.
McDonald threw an NCAA qualifying distance of 212-00 in the javelin last Saturday at the Lynx Spring Break Invitational at Rhodes College. The mark was a career best for McDonald shattering his previous best in the event by over 20 feet.
The Kansas City, Kan. native joined the Tiger track squad in January after competing for one year at Hutchison Community College. McDonald finished sixth in the javelin at the 2006 the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships and earned All-American honors.
This is the second straight week that Memphis has had the C-USA Male Athlete of the Week after thrower Steffen Nerdal brought home the award last week. In total, four Tigers have earned C-USA weekly awards in 2007, including throwers Glen Edwards and Gail Lee.