March 15, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Wyoming's Mason Finley finished fourth at Saturday's NCAA Indoor Championships with a throw of 65-0 (19.81 meters) in the Albuquerque Convention Center to collect his 10th All-America honor. Finley's throw was his furthest ever at the NCAA indoor meet and he is the first Cowboy to earn back-to-back All-America accolades since Jack Shanklin in 2008-09.
"He competed pretty well today considering he battled a sinus infection all week," UW associate head coach Paul Barrett said. "He went after it pretty well and it was his farthest throw ever at the NCAA championships. This should set him up well for outdoors, so we are pleased overall."
Finley, a native of Buena Vista, Colo., entered the meet with the fourth-furthest throw at 66-3 1/4 (20.20 meters), which he threw at Wyoming's Rocky Mountain Classic on Feb. 21 in War Memorial Fieldhouse.
Wyoming opens the outdoor season at the Tom Benich Invitational next weekend in Greeley, Colo.