Freeland, Mich. - Junior Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) of the Alma College track and field team has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Field Athlete of the Week on Monday (Jan. 13) following her performance at the Saginaw Valley State University Classic last Friday (Jan. 10).
Hengesbach was the highest finisher of four Scots in the shot put. She threw for 12.03 meters on her fifth throw in the finals after earlier throwing for 12.12 meters. She finished in fifth place and threw further than 11 Division I, II, and NAIA athletes from Saginaw Valley State, Ferris State, Oakland University and Siena Heights University.
Hengesbach's distance of 12.03 meters is the longest in her indoor career. She has also thrown for 12.13 meters during the outdoor season.