ST. PAUL, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Morris track & field team swept the UMAC Field Performer of the Week Awards on Monday asCody Nyeclaimed the men’s award andJenica Moeswas the winner of the women’s award. Both Nye and Moes had throws on Saturday that lead the UMAC in their respective events and rank among the best in Division III so far this season.
On Saturday at the CSB/SJU Invitational, Nye had a throw of 50-00.75 (15.26 meters) in the shot put, a distance that was only a quarter-inch off the school record that has been held since 1989. The distance finished second in the event on the day, but leads the UMAC by more than a foot and is currently ranked 24th nationally. Nye also had throws of 126-8 (38.61 meters) in the discus and 139-1 (42.39 meters) in the hammer. Those are ranked fourth and sixth in the UMAC, respectively.
At the same meet, Moes was the winner of the javelin throw on the women’s side. Her toss of 123-7 (37.67 meters) is ranked 28th nationally and was more than eight feet better than the second-place finisher. She added a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 37-10.50 (11.54 meters) which tops the UMAC as well.
If weather permits, Minnesota Morris will be back in action on Thursday at the Al Cassell Open, hosted by the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D. starting at 12 p.m.