Jan. 23, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue thrower Chukwuebuka Enekwechi picked up another weekly award on Thursday morning. The sophomore was named the National Thrower of the Week by MAC Throw, a prominent website for NCAA throwers.
Enekwechi adds the weekly award to the Big Ten Field Athlete of the week and an honorable mention for the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week. The Purdue thrower had a career day at the Purdue & Indiana Dual last weekend as he set a Purdue record, field house record and national lead in the weight throw with a mark of 23.31m (76-05.75). That throw is currently the top mark in the world this year. Enekwechi also had a personal record in the shot put. He threw a winning distance of 19.14m (62-09.50), which is the third-best throw in Purdue history.
Enekwechi and the Boilermakers return to action this weekend with the two-day Gladstein Invitational at Indiana University beginning on Friday. A full preview of that meet will follow on PurdueSports.com.