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D.J. Twitty prepares for a toss in the shot put competition at the UNC Wilmington Invitational earlier this year (photo courtesy Methodist College sports information)

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Twitty earns USA South athlete of the week honor

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

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.

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