Bowling Green, Ky. - Western Kentucky University senior thrower Houston Croney has been named the Sun Belt Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced this afternoon.
Croney earned his first victory of the young season in last weekend's UAB Blazer Invitational, capturing the weight throw title with a heave of 58-01.25 feet. Croney finished runner-up in the event at the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational, hurling the weight 61-feet-5 inches, a mark that ranks second in WKU history.
This is the first athlete of the week honor for Croney, but he was an All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2012 after winning the weight throw at the Sun Belt Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Croney and his Hilltopper and Lady Topper teammates are back in action this weekend at the Illini Classic in Champaign, Ill.