NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Belmont Track and Field assistant coach Joe Frye will travel to Sacramento, Calif., to compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships today. It will mark the first time in his career he has competed at the elite meet.
Frye, who is seeded 18th in the Hammer Throw, will compete against 17 of the nation's best in the event on Thursday afternoon. He earned a spot at the competition after recording a mark of 67.08m (220'1") at the Bellarmine Classic back in April, taking first place in the event.
Frye competed at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships in the Weight Throw in February 2014. The 2010 Belmont graduate still owns five program records as well as the Atlantic Sun Conference record in the Weight Throw.
"I was lucky to get in this year," Frye said. "I didn't think my best of 220'1" would do it, but it did. It's definitely a step in the right direction, and the chance to compete at the national championships will only make me a better athlete.
"The support from my family and the Belmont Bruins has been a huge factor in my post-collegiate career, and I look forward to improving and putting these experiences to use with my athletes and their own careers."
Frye's event begins around 5 pm CT on Thursday at Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium.
Live video will be available here.