CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After a historic performance over the weekend, Claudio Romero of the Virginia men’s track and field team has been named the ACC Field Performer of the Week for the third time this season, the league announced Tuesday.
At the Penn Relays, Romero had the discus title wrapped up with his first throw of the series. However, with his sixth and final attempt, the Chilean let go of a throw that reached 67.02m (219’10”) to set a Penn Relays and ACC record while topping his own Virginia school record in the process. The mark ranks fifth in the world this season and second in the NCAA. The throw also goes down as the eighth best in collegiate history.
After his historic performance in Philadelphia on Saturday (April 30), Romero traveled back to Charlottesville to compete in the Virginia Grand Prix on Sunday (May 1). Once again competing in the discus, Romero recorded his second win in as many days, again surpassing the 60-meter mark, to remain undefeated on the season.
Romero collects his third ACC weekly honor of the season after going back-to-back in the weeks of April 4 and April 11.