Devia Brown has continued her impressive start to the outdoor season as she picked up her second consecutive National Athlete of the Week selection after she continued to rewrite the record book at the Distance in the Dark Invitational over the weekend.
The sophomore posted best throws of 16.86m (55-3¾) in the shot put and 50.80m (166-8) in the discus, both of which lead the nation at the NJCAA level. The showing in the shot put gave Brown the third-best performance in the event of all-time and the mark in the discus tied her for the 10th-best performer in the event in JUCO history.
As if that wasn't enough, Brown also now sits second in the NJCAA in the hammer after a best chuck of 54.21m (177-10). She won all three events at the meet.
Brown is the first woman to be named National Athlete of the Week in back-to-back weeks since Iowa Central CC's Adva Cohen won the award three consecutive weeks during the 2018 season.
Jonathan Ply is a National Athlete of the Week honoree after posting one of the best performances of all-time in the decathlon this past weekend at the Mesa Combined Events Invitational.
The sophomore won all but one event (where he finished second overall in the 100) to amass 7131 points, which is the seventh-best performance all-time in the event in NJCAA history. The mark also currently leads the next closest athlete by almost 2000 points.
Ply is the seventh athlete overall (and third male) to win the National Athlete of the Week award in program history.