Jones Collects ECAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week
April 27, 2005
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette sophomore Tyler Jones (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) has been named the ECAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance at the Leopard Invitational on Sunday.
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 earned the Patriot League Male Field Athlete of the Week earlier this week. He 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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