Tech Freshman Claims WAC Male Field Athlete of the Week Honor

March 20, 2012

DENVER - Louisiana Tech freshman Joshua Cox, a Ruston native and Cedar Creek product – was named the WAC Male Field Athlete of the Week after his third place finish at the Louisiana Classics meet in Lafayette, La. Saturday.

Cox threw a WAC-leading javelin mark of 213-9 (65.16m) in his first collegiate event. The true freshman’s mark is ranked 10th in the NCAA East performance list and 18th in the nation so far this season. It also ranks third in school history.

Despite it being the school’s third-best mark, it still isn’t a freshman school record for Louisiana Tech. Larry Jones, a 2011 graduate, set the overall school record his freshman year with a throw of 219-4.

Louisiana Tech returns to action this weekend as the men and women travel to Houston for the Victor Lopez Invitational hosted by Rice.

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