NEW ORLEANS - Alysiah Whittaker is this week's Sun Belt Female Field Athlete of the Week after four first-place finishes over the weekend.

Whittaker won first place in the shot put (15.38m) and fourth place in the weight throw (18.36m) Sunday at the Jaguar Invitational in Birmingham. Whittaker’s throw in the shot put set a new meet record that was previously held by teammate LaPorscha Wells. Her 18.36m throw in the weight throw was a new personal best.

Whittaker is the second Panther to receive a field student-athlete of the week award from the conference this season. Wells won the honor back on Jan. 18.

The Panthers compete this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. at the Samford Open.

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