Central Connecticut junior thrower Rashad Williams was named the Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had an extremely successful showing this weekend at the Penn Relays, taking first place in the eastern college shot put.
Williams unleashed a best throw of 17.13 meters (56' 2.5") in the event on Friday. That mark earned him the victory in a stacked field at the Penn Relays. His performance was also the best by a NEC athlete this season, and will enter this weekend's NEC Championship's as the top seeded competitor.
Williams performance at Penn Relays was a personal best. He has improved his marks in each week of competition this season.
The Blue Devils will travel to Monmouth for the NEC Track and Field Championships this weekend. Where Williams and his teammates will look to carryover their success from the indoor season.