WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UC San Diego's Nick Howe was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 29, the conference announced on Monday. It marks the second time this season he has been honored.
Howe had a standout performance at the Triton Invitational last weekend, finishing third overall in a stacked men's javelin invitational field. Seeded seventh, the senior from Aptos, Calif. uncorked a big throw of 226'8", which was behind only Mike Hazle of Nike (236'3") and Long Beach State's Benjamin Woodruff (228'3").
Hazle is the defending U.S. javelin champion and claimed the silver medal at the Pan Am Games.
Howe was also named the CCAA Athlete of the Week on March 26 after winning the javelin at the Point Loma Collegiate Open.
Howe will attempt to become a four-time conference javelin champion when he competes in the CCAA Track and Field Championships that begin Thursday on the campus of Cal State L.A. He has already achieved an NCAA Division II automatic qualifying mark of 229'0" in the event.
CCAA Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Feb. 20-26: Giorgio Bryant (Cal State L.A.); Feb. 27 - Mar. 4: Eric Wright (Chico State); Mar. 5-11: Dawson Vorderbruegge (Cal State Stanislaus); Mar. 12-18: Michael Souza (Chico State); Mar. 19-25: Nick Howe (UC San Diego); Mar. 16 - Apr. 1: Giorgio Bryant (Cal State L.A.); Apr. 2-8: Julius Joseph (Cal State L.A.); Apr. 9-15: Michael Souza (Chico State); Apr. 16-22: Giorgio Bryant (Cal State L.A.); Apr. 23-29: Nick Howe (UC San Diego).