DENTON, Tex. (5/4/02) - For the second time this season junior Lupe Florez has been named the Sun Belt Conference Track and Field Performer of the Week. Florez earned the honor with his record breaking toss in the javelin. Florez set a new outdoor school record in the javelin with a toss of 189-7, breaking the old record of Parrish Johnson who had a throw of 188-6. Florez has also enjoyed his best throw’s of the season in Arlington. Earlier in the year at the UTA Invitational Florez threw the javelin 183-2, his previous season best.
Florez now has the third best throw in the Sun Belt Conference heading into the conference championship this week in New Orleans. Florez is the fifth North Texas track and field athlete this season to be selected as the performer of the week.