Tyler Jones Earns Patriot League Male Field Athlete of the Week
April 26, 2005
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette sophomore Tyler Jones (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) received the Patriot League Male Field Athlete of the Week with his performance on Sunday at the Leopard Invitational.
Jones earned an automatic bid into the NCAA East Regionals, scheduled for May 27-28 in New York, and shattered his previous personal record in the discus. He threw 169-2 in the finals to break his old PR of 159-4, which he set on April 16 at the UVA Invitational. Jones qualified for the IC4A championships in the first outdoor meet of the season at the UNC Wilmington Seahawk Invitational.
Jones placed third in the shot put (48-10 ¾) at the Leopard Invitational and was part of a Lafayette sweep in the hammer. Teammate Michael DeGregorio won the shot, and Jonathan Rowe and DeGregorio finished first and second in the hammer with Jones third at 156-11.
The Leopards will compete at the Penn Relays beginning on Thursday in Philadelphia. Lafayette will host the Patriot League Track and Field Championships on May 6-7 at Fisher Field and the Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex.
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