May 9, 2005
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Athlete of the Week
Jennifer Leatherman, Penn State
JR, Yellville, Ark./Rolla/Naval Academy
Leatherman picks up her second weekly award of the season after posting regional qualifying marks in the shot put, discus and hammer throw en route to claiming all three event titles at the Penn State Open on Saturday. The junior recorded career-best marks in the shot put (52-6.75) and discus (160-6), while posting a toss of 196-5 in the hammer throw. Heading into this weekend's Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Leatherman currently owns the top Conference marks in both the hammer throw and shot put.