Winthrop track and field star named Big South Athlete of the week.

Posted March 13, 2013 3:50 pm | Filed under Sports

ROCK HILL, SC–Winthrop throws athlete Mark Britton has been selected the Big South Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his record-setting discus performance last week in Charleston, SC, it was announced today by the conference office.

Britton, a sophomore from Pennsboro, WV, captured first place in the discus event at the Palmetto Classic. His throw of 166-feet, 11-inches set the meet and facility records in the event. He is currently ranked No. 1 on the Big South Performance list and is No. 9 nationally.