Jan. 14, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - In his first action of the indoor season on Saturday, Minnesota's Jon Lehman won the weight throw event at the Northwest Open with an NCAA-best 20.74m. Today, the Big Ten Conference announced that Lehman's performance earned the junior a share of the Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award.
The honor marks the first career award for Lehman, who just missed a personal best (20.79m) with Saturday's throw, and the first Gopher to earn the honor since Micah Hegerle on Feb. 20, 2012. Lehman's throw ranks as the fifth-best in the Gopher indoor track & field record book.
Lehman shares this week's honor with Nebraska's James White (high jump) while Casimir Loxsom of Penn State earned the Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (800-meter run).
The Gophers host the Jack Johnson Invitational next weekend on Jan. 18-19 with the Snowshoe Open following on Feb. 15.
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