Uzoma Orji Sets New ECAC Mark In Shot Put

May 22, 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Seniors Uzoma Orji and Thad Wozniak represented MIT at the ECAC Division III New England Championship this past weekend at Blake Track. Orji placed first in the hammer throw and shot put and Wozniak took eighth in the long jump, as the duo combined for 21 total points to help the Engineers place 10th in the 51 team field. Williams College won the competition with 81 points.

Wozniak's 6.51 meter mark in the long jump was good for eighth place and the final point of the event.

In the following event, Orji outdid all competition with a first place finish (56.16m) in the hammer throw. He then proceeded to set an ECAC Division III New England Championship record in the shot put with a toss of 16.97 meters.

Orji will have a chance to break more records on May 25, as he prepares for the NCAA Division III Championship in Lisle, Illinois at Benedictine University.