Thomas Hauls in OAC Female Field Athlete of the Week Honor

Pictured: Amber Thomas (credit: Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Amber Thomas (credit: Capital University Athletics)

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Following the weekend in which the Ohio Athletic Conference split the conference in half to compete, Capital University junior Amber Thomas emerged as the conference Female Field Athlete of the Week.

Amber Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio/John Hay) earned her first athlete of the week honor of her career after earning her first event win this past weekend at the OAC South Split Meet. Thomas, a junior throws specialist, won the women's shot put with a toss that measured in at 13.31 meters (43-8). That mark beat out the next nearest competitor by 0.43 meters and reset her personal record in the event.

For Thomas, this marks her first athlete of the week accolade of her career.

Capital and Thomas will get back into action this Saturday, Jan. 28 for the annual Jessica Starks Open held inside The Capital Center Field House. The first events commence at 12:30 p.m.