Salang Named NEWMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Leilani Salang
Leilani Salang

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Sophomore Leilani Salang has been named the NEWMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week after her record breaking performance at the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College this weekend.

Salang won the discus with a throw of 148 feet, 7 inches breaking her own record of 137 feet, 2 inches set last season. The 148-7 is tied for the fourth best throw in Division III this season.

She would also place sixth in the hammer (140 feet, 3 inches).

The Bears are back in action next weekend at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton and the Springfield Invitational.