Djimon Gumbs captures SLC Field Athlete of the Week honors

Northwestern State thrower Djimon Gumbs has been named the Southland Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Gumbs started his outdoor season with a bang this past week at the TCU Invitational, breaking an NSU record in one event while posting a top-three national mark in another while winning both events in a field that included TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma.

Gumbs’ discus throw of 183-11 broke NSU’s program record and ranked 20th nationally.

He chucked the shot put 61-11, a personal record that soared to No. 3 nationally in the first full week of the outdoor track season.

The weekly award is voted on by league sports information directors.

Gumbs and a select group of Demons and Lady Demons will head to the Texas Relays, which start Thursday.

PHOTO: Ron Pierce