Freeman named Player of the Week


By Ted Ward, @TedWard_DE

Senior thrower Josh Freeman was named Tuesday the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for the third consecutive week following wins at the Pacesetter Invitational.

“It’s really nice to see the hard work you put in during the offseason get recognized,” Freeman said. “It’s been a really good season so far, and I’m working hard to get better and better every week.”

The three-time All-American won the shot put with a toss of 19.20 meters at this week’s meet. He followed the win with 55.72-meter throw in the discus, which was a facility record.


“I actually didn’t know I broke the record until I saw it in the news release today,” he said. “We head back to Indiana State in two weeks for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships so hopefully I can break it again.”

Freeman is the sixth-ranked shot putter in the nation and 18th-ranked discus thrower in the NCAA West Region.

Ted Ward can be reached at [email protected] or 618-534-3303