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Nick Vena Named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week

05/12/2008 - 15:08

By John Nepolitan / February 27, 2008 Stepping into the ring for his final throw of the New Jersey Meet of Champs Nick Vena (Morristown HS / NJ) had the title wrapped up. Already among the nations top throwers for 2008, Vena had been re-writing the national freshman record book though the season, but nothing prepared the crowd for what they were about to see. Releasing the shot right down the center of the sector the ball would not land until it had sailed past the 65' mark. The final measurement for the 14 year old would be 66' 0" another new national record and the top throw in the nation this year! You can watch his performance on YouTube. For his record performance, Nick Vena, has been named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week for the week of February 25. American Track & Field - Athletes Only magazine will recognize an outstanding performance each week by American high school and college athletes during the 2007 - 2008 school year Complete list of Athletes of the Week for 2007-08 Jan 7 - Victoria Flowers (Classical HS, RI) Jan 14 - Nick Vena (Morristown HS, NJ) Jan 21 - Chanelle Price (Easton HS, PA) Jan 28 - Rubin Williams (Univ of Tennessee) Feb 4 - Sarah Bowman (Univ of Tennessee) Feb 11 - Tasha Stanly (Eleanor Roosevelt HS, MD) Feb 18 - Ryan Sheridan (Walt Whitman HS / NY)



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