Frye Finishes 10th at USA Indoor National Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Senior Joe Frye (Roscommon, Mich.) of the Belmont men's track and field team finished 10th this weekend at the USA Indoor National Championships in the weight throw. He becomes the first Belmont male track athlete to be invited and to compete at the elite event.
Frye was one of two collegiate competitors in the field at the Championships. His toss of 18.95m (62'2.25") was good for 10th-place in the event.
The Roscommon, Mich., native qualified to compete at the Indoor National Championships after shattering the Belmont record in the weight throw in the middle of the indoor season with a heave of 19.93m (65'4.75") at the MTSU Valentine Invitational. Frye, who was named Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week twice during the season, later went on to successfully defend his conference title in the weight throw, setting a new league championship mark one week later.
"It was great to see Joe compete against the best in the United States," said Assistant Track and Field Coach Josh McMillian. "For Joe to come to Belmont as walk-on five years ago and today represent Belmont in the USA Championships is remarkable.
"I'm so proud of his accomplishments. He is the hardest worker I've seen in my time at Belmont."
Frye and the rest of the Belmont men's track and field team open the outdoor season on the road at the Coastal Carolina Invitational on March 11.