Thornton Named GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week



Feb. 19, 2013

ALLENDALE, Mich. - Grand Valley State freshman Darien Thornton (Huber Heights, Ohio) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week recently after a stellar performance at this past weekend's GVSU Tune-Up.

Thornton had a career day at the GVSU Tune-Up on Friday, breaking an 11 year old school record in the weight throw with a toss of 20.15 meters (66'1.5") to win the event. The mark is currently the second-best in all of NCAA Division II this season. Thornton also came home third in the shot put after unleashing a throw of 16.32 meters (53'6.5").

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