(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)–William Penn University’s Derek Robinson (Sr., Jenks, Okla., Communications) had the best outing of his collegiate career and was appropriately rewarded as he was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week Monday.
Robinson collected his first-ever weekly award after qualifying for two events and finishing high in two other events at the Central Invitational.
With his marks, the senior will now compete at nationals in the hammer and discus after hitting automatic-qualifying standards in both competitions. He won the hammer at 181-9 and was second in the discus at 165-6; both are personal bests.
Robinson also placed fifth in the javelin at 159-9 and sixth in the shot put at 44-0.5.
Currently, Robinson ranks fourth in the NAIA in the discus and sixth in the hammer.
The award is the third for the men’s program this year.