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April 17, 2024 6:04 am

Smith-Fort’e is Field Athlete of the Week

MOUNT OLIVE – After claiming his first collegiate win, UMO sophomore thrower Alex Smith-Fort’e was named the Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week by the league office on Jan. 17.

In the weight throw, Smith-Fort’e registered the win in the event on Jan. 14 at the Mondo College Invitational. He won with a toss of 55 feet, seven inches on his fifth attempt in a field of 26 competitors over the weekend.

Smith-Fort’e paces the conference in the weight throw this season with a distance of 57 feet, seven inches, which was set on Dec. 4 at the JDL Early Bird Invitational. He also ranks sixth in the shot put with a toss of 42 feet during the indoor season. Smith-Fort’e joins teammate Joshua Faison as the only two field athlete recipients of the accolade this year.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics