Friday, January 20, 2017

Cats sweep weekly Track & Field awards

Western Carolina senior shot putters Scott Peretin and Hailey Cook have been named Southern Conference men’s and women’s field athletes of the week for competition held Jan. 9-15-17.

Peretin set a career personal-record after finishing third in the men’s shot put at the ETSU Invitational with a mark of 15.67m on Saturday. His distance of 15.67m was the best mark in the SoCon after the opening weekend of the 2017 indoor season. The Chapel Hill, N.C., native also claimed fourth place in the weight throw and currently ranks second in the conference.

Cook won the shot put on the women’s side for the Catamounts at the ETSU Invitational. The Hendersonville, N.C., native achieved a mark of 14.41m to claim first place for the Catamounts. Cook currently ranks first among all SoCon performers through the first weekend of action.

SoCon Men’s Indoor Field Athletes of the Week
Jan. 19: Scott Peretin, Western Carolina, Shot Put

SoCon Women’s Indoor Field Athletes of the Week
Jan. 19: Hailey Cook, Western Carolina, Shot Put

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