Sports / The Prairie Fire / April 24, 2013

Midwest Conference honors Knox track athlete

Junior Weston Chenoweth earned the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week after setting both career and Knox-bests at the University of Dubuque Open over the weekend.

The award makes Chenoweth the first Knox outdoor track and field performer to be named MWC Performer of the Week in six years, and the first male to receive the award since Ben Loy did in April of 2004.

Chenoweth set his career-best in discus with a toss of 139’ 9”, which earned him first place in the field of 20 competitors in the event. His throw was almost 4 1/2 feet longer than anyone else’s in the event, and Chenoweth toppled his own career best by 7’ 8”.

The throw was good enough to move him up to #6 on the Knox men’s outdoor track and field all-time top ten individual list in discus. Chenoweth also finished second in shot put, scoring more points for Knox.

Senior Sean Choate won another event for the men, finishing first in the 5000 meter run. In addition to that, there were several top three performances for the Prairie Fire: along with Choate and Chenoweth, senior Dan Johnson came in second in the hammer throw and senior Lizzy Warner finished second in the 400 meter dash.

The men finished sixth at the Open, and the women finished seventh. Track and Field’s next event is in Beloit for the Beloit Relays on April 26 and April 27.

Tags:  dan johnson knox track and field lizzy warner sean choate weston chenowith

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Gavin Crowell
Gavin Crowell is a junior with interests in neuroscience and psychology. He has been playing baseball ever since he could walk, playing throughout his childhood and winning two IHSA regional titles in his three years of varsity baseball at Walter Payton College Prep. He currently plays on the Knox College Ultimate team. Gavin is an Illinois State Scholar and has been involved with writing throughout high school. This is his third year working with TKS. Over the summer after his sophomore year, he had a sports internship at the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago's second largest paper.

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