Fajoyomi Named Pac-12 Male Field Athlete Of The Week|
April 1, 2014
Senior Viktor Fajoyomi, who won the Aztec Invitational decathlon with the fourth-most points ever by a Trojan, was named the Pac-12 Male Field Athlete of the Week for the period of March 24-30, it was announced by commissioner Larry Scott today (April 1).
Competing at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif. on March 27-28, the native of Hungary ran away with the decathlon victory by scoring 7,439 points, moving him from fifth to fourth on USC's all-time list in the event. His point total currently ranks sixth in the country and is tops among Pac-12 athletes. He won at San Diego State with 440 more points than the second-place finisher.
Fajoyomi set four PRs during the two-day competition, including three on the final day when he secured the victory. Fajoyomi had a personal best of 11.28 in the 100m dash, 126-3 in the discus throw, 13-9.25 in the pole vault and 165-8 in the javelin throw. The most points he earned in one event was the high jump when he cleared 6-10.75 to gain 896 points. Fajoyomi won the high jump, long jump (23-8.25) and javelin throw competitions.
He is the second consecutive Trojan to win Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week honors, as hammer thrower Remington Conatser won during the conference's first week (March 17-23) of awarding track and field recognitions. Also, sprinter Jessica Davis won Female Track Athlete of the Week during the first week of weekly honors.