Frye, Codrington Snag A-Sun Indoor Field Athletes of the Week Awards
MACON, Ga. – After getting off to a stellar start at their first 2010-11 indoor meet, two members of the men's and women's Belmont track and field teams were awarded the first Atlantic Sun Field Athletes of the week honors. Seniors Joe Frye (Roscommon, Mich.) and Liz Codrington (Gretna, La.) earned the nod this week after turning in nationally ranked performances in their respective events.
For the second consecutive year, Frye claimed the first indoor field athlete of the week award of the season. He had an excellent showing to open indoor track and field season last weekend at the Saluki Fast Start Meet hosted by SIU-Carbondale. The Roscommon, Mich., native took second in the weight throw, setting a new Belmont record, hitting a distance of 18.84m (61'9.75"). He previous broke the record last year in the same event. Frye, who has received the A-Sun honor for a fifth time in his career, also took fourth in the shot put with a mark of 15.90m (52'2.00") at the event. His marks currently rank seventh in the nation in weight throw and 28th nationally in shot put.
Codrington turned in impressive performances at the first indoor meet of the 2010-11 campaign at the Saluki Fast Start Meet last weekend en route to her claiming her second athlete of the week honor. She finished 25th (8.29) in a deep 60m dash field. In the field events, the Gretna, La., native also performed well. Codrington took 8th in the prelims and finals of the long jump (5.59m). As the lone Bruin competitor in the triple jump, she broke 37' for a 10th place-finish (11.35m) in the prelims. Codrington's marks currently have her ranked 30th in the nation in long jump and 37th nationally in triple jump.
Both the men's and women's track and field teams return to action after the holiday break. The teams will compete at the MTSU Invitational on January 22, 2011.