Jensen Earns Fourth Valley Athlete of the Week Accolade
Feb. 25, 2014
ST. LOUIS— The Missouri Valley Conference named Curt Jensen Male Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Orange and Blue Open this past weekend in Champaign, Ill., marking his fourth Valley Athlete of the Week nod.
Jensen highlighted the throwing events, as he set a meet record of 19.77m (64-10.50) to finish first in the shot put. Prior to the shot put, Jensen threw a personal-best mark of 19.03m (62-05.25) in the weight throw to place second to teammate Akil Mills who tossed a winning mark of 20.70m (67-11.00). The Colona, Ill., native currently holds the No. 3 best shot put toss in the nation, with a heave of 20.29m (66-07.00) at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invite (Dec. 6).
The Redbirds are back in action March 1-2, as they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
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