Middleton Named NEC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Christine Middleton (Colchester, CT) has been named Northeast Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week.

Middleton earned the recognition after an outstanding performace in discuss at the Bryant University Invitational.  Middleton's mark of 43.45m (142' 7") makes her the early season NEC discus leader by more than 12 feet and qualifies her for the ECAC Championships in May.  The third-year Pioneer's 2011 seasonal best topped the winning mark (42.44) from last year's NEC Championships by 1.01m.     

She is the second straight SHU Women's Track thrower to win the award, joining teammate Athalia Smith (New Britain, CT).