Asimou Named NJAC Male Field Athlete of the Week for Second Time

Montclair, NJ (2/1/10) – Senior Eugene Asimou (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) earned his second straight NJAC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week honor as the league unveiled its weekly honors on Monday.

Asimou earns NJAC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week honors for the second consecutive week after traveling to Newark, DE to compete at the Thomson Invitational hosted by the University of Delaware. He placed second in a field of 21 competitors in the shot put with a NCAA provisional mark of 16.18 meters. He also placed fourth in a field of 13 competitors in the weight throw with a toss of 14.41 meters.

The performances by Asimou helped the Red Hawks secure a seventh place finish in the 13-team meet.

It is the third straight meet that Asimou has posted an NCAA qualifying mark. Last week he became and automatic qualifier for next month's NCAA Division III Championships as he placed second and broke his own school-record at the Great Dane Classic held at The Armory. Asimou posted a throw of 16.81 meters helping MSU finish tops of among all Division III entries at 14th place in the field of 27 teams.

The throw is currently the best in Division III this season.