Feb. 18, 2014
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Backed by an Academy record-setting performance in the shot put at the Air Force Collegiate Open last week, sophomore Grant Hamilton was named the department's co-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Recording a program-best distance of 58'11¼", Hamilton added five inches to a mark that had stood for 13 years during a third-place performance in the 31-competitor event (he was the top NCAA thrower and finished second among all collegiate throwers). His mark, a personal improvement of over one foot, also added 11 inches to the program's Sophomore Class Record that had stood since 1999.
Hamilton shared the department's weekly award with gymnast Tyler Huebner, who set a program record on the still rings.
The Falcons return to action this Friday (Feb. 21), when they travel to Laramie, Wyo., for the Rocky Mountain Classic.