DeAnna Price and Josh Freeman sweep Field Athletes of the Week

Then-senior thrower DeAnna Price throws the hammer throw March 26 at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic. ( file photo)

By Jacob Gaertner, @JGaertnerDE

Saluki throwers Josh Freeman and DeAnna Price have been named the Missouri Valley Conference Field Athletes of the Week.

The Salukis swept the field athlete awards for the fourth time this season, failing to do so only once.

Freeman won the honor for the second straight week, and Price for the fifth straight week.


Price was named the most outstanding female performer at the Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday. She earned a team-best 28 points across three events for the Salukis.

Price had four of six hammer throws go at least 69 meters, winning with a meet record toss of 71.82 meters. The throw is the 10th longest throw in NCAA history, giving Price four of the top-10 throws.

Freeman won both shot put and the discus at the Tom Botts Invitational.

He set a meet record in the shot put with a toss of 19.92 meters. His first place discus throw was 55.75 meters.

The Salukis complete Friday at the two-day Pacesetter Sports Invite, hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.