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Brittany Connor Named Big South Field Athlete of the Week

Brittany Connor

Brittany Connor

April 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina's Brittany Connor has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.

Conner, a senior from Greenwood, S.C, claimed three top-five finishes over the weekend at the Chanticleer Classic. She got things going with a season-best throw of 53.94m (177-00) to take home first-place in the hammer throw. She also finished third in the discus with a mark of 42.29m (138- 09). She closed the meet out with a mark of 12.12m (39-0 9.25) to finish fourth in the shot put.

Currently Connor ranks third in the Big South Conference in the discus and fourth in the hammer throw.

Connor and the Chanticleers now turn their attention to the Big South Championships. Coastal will host the three-day meet at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21. The women's team looks to capture their second consecutive conference title and seventh since 2004.