Minnesota's Karl Erickson Named Athlete of the Week

April 18, 2006

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Karl Erickson, Minnesota
SR, Zombro Falls, Minn./Rochester Centry

Erickson earns his third weekly laurel of the 2006 outdoor season after setting a school record in the discus at the Mesa Classic last Friday. The senior placed second with a toss of 200'6" (61.12 meters) which was good enough for an NCAA regional qualifying mark. The Zombro Falls, Minn. native, then joined the Golden Gophers at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday where he placed second and fourth in the discus and shot put, respectively. He recorded two more regional qualifying standards with marks of 189'4" (57.70 meters) in the discus and 61'9 3/4" (18.84 meters) in the shot put. This is the fourth outdoor weekly honor of Erickson's career as he also garnered the accolade on April 4 and March 21, 2005 and March 24, 2003.