DENVER, Colo. – UMKC track and field student-athlete Blake Hocking (Lawrence, Kan.) has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Hocking led the way in the field for the Roos at the K.T. Woodman Classic in Wichita, Kan., last weekend. The senior finished second in the discus with a mark of 50.12 meters and third in the shot put with a toss of 17.50 meters. Each of his performances this week would rank first in the WAC, but the thrower already holds the top spot in both individual events.
Hocking and the Roos will continue the outdoor slate in Lawrence, Kan., this week at the Kansas Relays. The four-day meet will begin Wednesday with five events of the decathlon and four heptathlon events.
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