March 24, 2010
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton captured three of the four track and field athlete of the week awards presented by the Big West Conference today.
Ciara Short repeated as women's track athlete of the week after placing second in the 200, third in the 400 and running a leg on the third-place 4x100 relay team at the USC Trojan Invitational on Saturday.
Jameena Hunt won women's field athlete of the week after placing fifth at the USC event in the hammer throw and breaking the school record by more than 10 feet with a toss of 178 feet, 2 inches.
And Julius Joseph won men's field athlete of the week after placing third in the men's hammer throw at USC with a mark of 187-4, only a couple of feet shy of the men's school record.
Preventing a Fullerton sweep of the awards was Charles Jock of UC Irvine, who was named men's track athlete of the week.
Fullerton hosts a Twilight Open on Friday afternoon and then compete this weekend in the California/Nevada Championships at UCLA.