Aug. 22, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Coming off a strong 2012 season, the Wyoming track and field program will receive additional momentum for 2013 as eight-time All-American thrower Mason Finley will join the Cowboys.
Finley, a Salida, Colo., native, joins Wyoming by way of Kansas where he was a four-time NCAA runner-up in the shot put and discus throw and four-time Big 12 champion. He will compete indoors in 2013 and redshirt the outdoor season, then have one full season in 2014.
"We are obviously thrilled to have Mason join our team, not only for his tremendous talent level but also because he is a great young man with the highest moral character," said Wyoming associate head track and field and throwing coach Paul Barrett. "He has incredible potential as one of the best young talents in the country, so we will work together to help him achieve his goals of winning NCAA titles and making world and Olympic teams in the future."
A 2009 Pan American junior champion in the discus throw, Finley earned the American junior record in the discus at 214' 4". He also set the national high school discus record his senior year in 2009 at 236' 6." His current personal records are 67' 11.25" in the shot put and 201' 5" in the discus throw.
Mason's father, Jared Finley, is a Wyoming graduate who was an All-American discus thrower in 1979.