April 4, 2006
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MEN'S TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Erickson, Minnesota
SR, Zombro Falls, Minn./Rochester Centry
Erickson earns his second weekly laurel of the 2006 outdoor season after recording two first-place finishes and NCAA regional qualifying marks at the LSU Tiger Classic last weekend. The senior began the day by capturing the shot put title with a toss of 58'3 1/4" (17.76 meters). He went on to better his previous regional qualifying distance in the discus by 5'8" with a 188'11" (57.59 meters) mark. This is the third outdoor weekly honor of Erickson's career as he also garnered the accolade on March 21, 2005 and March 24, 2003.