T&F: Fawehinmi tabbed SBC Field Athlete of the Week

Tobi Fawehinmi set a world Paralympic record in the triple jump at the Texas Relays.
April 1, 2015

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

ARLINGTON, Texas --
UT Arlington sophomore Tobi Fawehinmi has been named the Sun Belt Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced today.

At the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Fawehinmi set a world Paralympic record in the triple jump with a mark of 50 feet, 1/2 inch (15.25m). The old world standard was 49 feet, 10 inches set by China's Fuiland Liu in 2012.

His mark set at the Texas Relays currently ranks 19th in the nation and 11th in the West Region. It also is the best in the Sun Belt by 9 inches.

A product of Mansfield Summit High School, Fawehinmi suffered shoulder dystocia during childbirth, and as a result, has an underdeveloped left arm and has undergone multiple surgeries over the years. He represented the United States at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

The Mavericks will return to action Friday at the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas.


 

 

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