Hendershot tabbed Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thanks to a lifetime-best clearance of 7-3.25 (2.22), junior Jon Hendershot (Nazareth, Pa.) has been named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, announced on Wednesday (May 8). Hendershot and the rest of the Nittany Lion contingent will head into postseason action this weekend, competing at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which are set for May 10-12, at Ohio State University.

Hendershot turned in his career-best effort at last Friday's Jim Thorpe Invitational at Nittany Lion Track, tying David Coney's long-time Penn State record in the event. Hendershot wasn't the only Nittany Lion on fire at Jim Thorpe, as teammate Sean Reilly (Lagrangeville, N.Y.) also bettered the seven-foot barrier, going 7-00.50 (2.15) for second.

Hendershot currently stands at No. 3 in the Big Ten in the event, and ranks in the top 10, nationally.

The junior's honor marks fifth Big Ten citation for the Nittany Lion men's program this spring, as sophomore Robby Creese (Mount Airy, Md.) and freshman Brannon Kidder (Lancaster, N.Y.) have copped conference recognition, while senior Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) has earned the weekly honor on as pair of occasions this season. 

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Last Updated May 09, 2013