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
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