Wyoming's Shanklin Finishes 12th at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 9, 2007

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -

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Wyoming sophomore weight thrower Jacob Shanklin finished up competition at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships today in Fayetteville, Ark. Shanklin was the only member of the Cowboy roster that qualified for the meet and was ranked seventh in the country heading into today's championships.

Today's 35lb. weight throw event began at 12 p.m. CST, where Shanklin threw 65'-8.25", putting him in 12th place and leaving him just shy of qualifying for the finals. The top nine marks plus ties advanced on to the finals.

"Jake didn't make the finals today, but his performance wasn't too bad for being a sophomore and this being his first year in Division I competition," said UW head track and field coach, Don Yentes. "That's the way it goes in sports sometimes."

The UW track and field program will continue competition on March 17, as they begin the 2007 outdoor season at the Potts Invitational in Boulder, Colorado.