PAWTUCKET, R.I. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) continues to collect weekly-awards, as the thrower was nominated the Little East Conference's (LEC) Field Athlete of the Week on Monday, marking the fourth time during the outdoor season.
The Salem-native has been a constant force in the throwing circuit throughout the Indoor, and now outdoor season. On Saturday, Louf-Woods captured the LEC Championship for the eighth and ninth times during his collegiate tenure, taking the top spot in both the shot put and hammer throw at the LEC/New England Alliance Championship at Bridgewater State.
In his first event of the day, Louf-Woods catapulted the shot put four feet further than the next closest opponent to take the event at 16.81m (55-02). What should come as no surprise is the fact that Jared broke yet another school-record, as his toss in the event ranks as the furthest in outdoor track & field program history, giving him the record for the shot put during both of the indoor and outdoor seasons. In his second championship effort, Louf-Woods unleashed a distance of 15.99m (190-03) to come 17 feet ahead of the second-place competitor.
The Indoor All-American will assuredly have a chance to duplicate the feat again for the outdoor season. Louf-Woods' currently ranks first in the hammer throw throughout Div. III track & field with his season-best throw of 62.45m (204-11) at the Black & Gold Invitational on March 31. In his second competing event in the shot put, the senior is fifth in the country and first in New England with the first-place distance attained this past weekend.
Louf-Woods and the rest of the Corsair men's and women's track and field teams will go up against the best in the region on May 4 and 5 for the New England Division III Championships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.