Feb. 15, 2005
KINGSTON, R.I. - University of Rhode Island senior Andre' Reid (South Windsor, Conn.) was named ECAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week after breaking his own school record in the shot put by two feet with a heave of 60-feet, 4 ½ inches at Boston University's Valentine's Invitational on Feb. 12.
Reid's school record mark is an NCAA provisional qualifying throw and the 13th best performance in the country this year. It is the top toss in the Atlantic 10 conference this season by almost 10 feet. He finished first among collegiate competitors and second overall, breaking his previous school record of 58-feet-4 inches also set at Boston University on Jan. 15.
Reid, the defending Atlantic 10 conference indoor and outdoor shot put champion, was also named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week for the second time this year.
Reid will look to defend his indoor shot put title when the Rams host the 2005 Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championships this Saturday at Mackal Field House beginning at 9:30 a.m.
This is the second ECAC Athlete of the Week honor for a Ram this season. Ashhad Agyapong earned the Track Athlete of the Week in January.
The Valentine's Invitational was a non-scoring meet, but the Rams finished the indoor regular season undefeated at 28-0.