Doris receives weekly conference honor

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 31, 2012 7:20 AM

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The Big Ten named Iowa senior Troy Doris Co-Men's Field Athlete of the Week on Monday.

The announcement follows a first-place performance in the triple jump at the Razorback Invitational this past weekend. Doris reached a mark of 16.28 meters (53-5 feet) to claim the gold.

That distance is good enough to lead the Big Ten this season, and it is the second-best mark in the nation so far this year.

The two-time Big Ten champion in the triple jump is the first indoor athlete from Iowa to win the award since John Hickey earned the honor in 2009. Doris holds the school record for the triple jump in both indoor and outdoor.

"I guess it's a good accomplishment, but it's not really the end-all to my indoor season," the two-time All-American said. "It's a good accomplishment. It means that people are watching me. I don't let things like that get to me because I know that I have to keep working hard."

This is the first time Doris has received a Big Ten weekly award.

— by Cody Goodwin

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