Women's Track

Jordan Veney Named Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week

Jordan Veney

Jordan Veney

April 24, 2006

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Jordan Veney (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has been named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week after continuing her dominance in the throwing events for UMass leading the Minutewomen to a fifth-place finish at the UConn Invitational on Saturday.

Veney placed first in the discus throw with a distance of 144 feet, 10 inches. This beats her previous season-best throw of 136 feet, 1 inch and qualifies her for the 2006 ECAC Outdoor Championships. Her discus throw was the third-best mark in UMass history for the freshman who also owns the school record in both the indoor and outdoor shot put.

Veney also took second place in the shot put competition on Saturday with a throw of 42 feet, 5 ½ inches and ninth place in the hammer throw with a distance of 131 feet, 7 inches. Veney's hammer throw also beat her previous outdoor best of 126 feet, 4 inches.

Both track & field teams will return to action this weekend at the New Hampshire Pre-Conference Invitational.




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