Feb. 5, 2008
By Ryan Shaw
ST. LOUIS - Southern Illinois senior Brittany Riley was named this week's State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced today.
Riley automatically qualified for the fourth time this season in the weight throw at the Indiana Relays meet this weekend. Riley's throw of 79-13.39 (24.12m) won the event by 10 feet and is the second-best throw in the nation.
In addition to her weight throw performance, Riley finished third in the shot put with a throw of 47-86.75 (14.59m).
Riley received the weekly honor for the third time this season.
The Salukis will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 when they host the McDonald's Invitational at the SIU Student Recreation Center.