After tossing the shot put more than 60 feet in the CSU track and field team's first meet of 2005, sophomore Magnus Lohse was named the Mountain West Conference men's Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
Lohse picked up the award, the second of his career at CSU, with a 60-10 1/2 throw in the Iowa State Holiday Classic on Dec. 10. The throw won the event by more than 3 feet, set a new record at Iowa State's Lied Recreation Center and was also a NCAA provisional qualifying mark.
Originating from Vallda, Sweden, Lohse is the school record holder in the outdoor shot put after he threw 61-1/4 in 2004.
Lohse, along with the rest of the men's track and field team and the women's team will be competing in the Air Force Invitational Friday and Saturday in Colorado Springs.