DENTON (4/4/03) -- Senior Jerome Carrothers was named the Sun Belt Conference field athlete of the week for his performance at the Dr. Pepper Invitational. Carrothers had an NCAA regional qualifying mark in the shot put with a toss of 53’ 8.25", which won the shot put event at the Dr. Pepper Invitational on March 22.
Carrothers toss in the shot is the eight time in his career that he has a had a throw of 50 feet or more. Carrothers also won the discus event with a throw of 144’ 0".
The toss by Carrothers is also the best throw in the Sun Belt Conference this season.