Former Polk County standout D.J. Twitty has been named the USA South Atlantic Conference men’s field athlete of the week.

Twitty, a senior at Methodist College, earned the award for his performance in the shot put at the Mount Olive International meet on Saturday. Twitty’s throw of 43-2 1/4 earned him seventh place in the event and landed as the top throw in the USA South this season.

An all-conference performer for the Methodist football team last season, Twitty earlier this season won the shot put title at the UNC-Wilmington Invitational, throwing 42-11 there.