Throwers Perform Well in New Mexico

Feb. 9, 2013

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Heading into the final stretch before the MW Indoor Championships in two weeks, the Wyoming men's and women's throwers had strong performances Friday night at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.

The group was led by junior Mason Finley, who came in second place in the shot put with a throw of 65'-1.50," his second-best distance of the year after achieving a UW school record 65'9.75" at the Air Force Invite two weeks ago. The distance was second only to three-time defending national champion Jordan Clarke of Arizona State, who won the event with a distance of 66'-3.75."

"Mason competed very well against the national leader and three-time reigning NCAA shot put champion," said Wyoming throws coach Paul Barrett. "It was a great atmosphere to prepare for the upcoming NCAA Championships in a month."

In the men's weight throw, senior Mark Sparks placed fourth with a distance of 58'-0.50," while junior Dalton Sybrant came in fifth with a throw of 58'-0.25."

Sophomore Shreese Daniels competed well in the women's weight throw with a ninth-place distance of 60'-7.75." In the women's shot put, senior Mollie Dahl placed 13th with a throw of 45'-10.75," while Daniels finished 14th at 44'-4.25." The distances were second- and third-best in their flight.

"Shreese had a nice meet against the best of the Pac-12 and some of the best throwers from the SEC," Barrett said. "She's preparing herself well for conference and NCAAs."

The mid- and distance runners resume the Husky Classic Saturday morning with the 3000-meter run at 9 a.m. MT, while the field events begin at 11 a.m. with the high jump. Wyoming also competes at the Air Force Team Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the field events slated for an 8:30 a.m. start and the track events beginning at 11 a.m.