Jensen Earns Second Valley Athlete of the Week Honors
Curt Jensen
Curt Jensen

Jan. 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS—The Missouri Valley Conference named Curt Jensen Male Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season for his performance Saturday at the Notre Dame Invitational.

Jensen had a strong showing in the shot put, as he captured first with a throw of 64-11.25 (19.79m). The Colona, Ill., native’s heave of 64-11.25 came at the end of the final round, as Southern Illinois' Josh Freeman threw for a mark of 63-02.00 (19.25m) moments before Jensen's winning toss.

Jensen currently holds the third best shot put throw in the nation, after shattering records at the EIU Early Bird Invite Dec. 6, 2013, when he tossed for a mark of 66-07.00 (20.29m).

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