Botts Collects Third Field Performer of the Week Honor, Smith Named Rookie

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island sophomore Molly Botts was named the Field Performer of the Week for the third time this year, while freshman Trinity Smith earned Rookie of the Week.

In Rhode Island's team win at Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational on Saturday, Botts won the hammer throw with a mark of 53.18 meters. The throw was a personal best for the sophomore, and the eighth best mark all-time.

Smith placed second in the 100 meter hurdles (14.69s) and fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:05.75). The honor is the first of Smith's career.

The Rams return to competition this weekend as they travel to Massachusetts for the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship. Events are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.