MACON — For the third time in 2010, Kennesaw State senior thrower Josh McNair was named Atlantic Sun Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the A-Sun announced Wednesday. McNair was honored for his success at the Florida Relays, which included a record-breaking shot put performance.
McNair’s toss of 16.5 meters broke his previous Kennesaw State record of 15.92 meters and placed him 10th in the event, which featured athletes from several schools, including Florida, Penn State and South Carolina. McNair’s throw is the longest in the shot put category among Atlantic Sun Conference competitors this season. He also competed in the hammer throw in Gainesville, finishing 16th with a throw of 54.06 meters.
"We are very pleased with Josh’s performance this weekend, however, we think this is just a glimpse of what he will accomplish this season," throws coach Jason Carruthers said.
McNair, who redshirted during the 2009 season, also took home weekly conference honors March 17, after a runner-up performance in shot put and a third-place finish in discus at the Asics Coastal Carolina Invitational. He also was named athlete of the week in January after a strong showing at the Niswonger Invitational. Overall, this is the fourth time he has received the honor in his career.
"As always, it’s an honor to be named field athlete of the week for the A-Sun. I really appreciate the conference for recognizing the accomplishments made by individual athletes because of how hard we work," McNair said. "I will continue working hard to give this conference and my school the notoriety that they really deserve."