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Feister Named Big South Field Athlete of Week

March 24, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Steve Feister was named Big South Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in his career on Thursday.

Steve Feister was named Big South Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in his career on Thursday.

For the second time in his career, Liberty redshirt senior Steve Feister has been named Big South Men's Field Athlete of the Week, thanks to his record-breaking javelin throw at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational.

Feister entered his 2016 season opener with a javelin personal best of 225-11, before bettering that mark three times Friday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Pennsylvania native threw 227-4 in round two and 226-9 in round five before exploding out to a school-record 234-7 on his sixth and final attempt of the day.

Feister's final throw catapulted him from fourth place into second, trailing only Tennessee All-American Kyle Quinn (240-0) in the final standings. Feister currently ranks No. 10 on the NCAA men's javelin national list for 2016. Feister almost certainly qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet with his Friday effort, as his mark of 234-7 would have placed eighth at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Feister took down the previous school record of 229-5, which was set by Elliot Galeone at the 2011 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He also moved up to second place on the Big South's outdoor list, behind only Coastal Carolina alum Jason Flanagan, who incidentally placed fifth in Friday's men's javelin competition.

Feister and the rest of the Flames will be back in action at the Winthrop Invitational, this Friday and Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track Complex in Rock Hill, S.C. Feister is set to throw the javelin on Saturday.