Ayeni Earns ACC Performer of the Week Honor

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia’s Yemi Ayeni (Kendall Park, N.J.) has been named the ACC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference office.

Ayeni, competing in his first meet of the 2009 indoor season, led the Cavaliers at the VT Challenge by winning the shot put with a personal-best throw of 61’ 8.25”. The NCAA provisional qualifying mark broke his previous school record and ranks as the best throw in the nation this season.

This weekly honor marks the first accolade of the season for Ayeni.

The Cavaliers will take this weekend off before heading to State College, Pa., to participate in the Penn State National Invitational on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31.