Northwestern State’s Gumbs takes home third weekly outdoor SLC field honor

For the third time this outdoor season, thrower Djimon Gumbs broke a school record and subsequently took home Southland Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week honors from the league’s sports information directors.
 
Gumbs put his record-breaking on display Saturday in front of the home crowd with a discus throw of 193-3 throwing into the wind, smashing his old NSU record.
 
The throw improved his SLC-best mark and pushed him to No. 15 nationally in the event.
 
It’s the fourth time an NSU thrower named Gumbs is the weekly honoree after twin Diamante Gumbs captured the honors two weeks ago.
 
NSU boasts the top three discus throwers in the SLC as Tarajh Hudson (184-8) and Diamante Gumbs (179-5) occupy second and third, respectively.
 

The Demons are off this week before heading down to the SLC Championships from May 5-7 in Humble, Texas.


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