Finishes Just One Centimeter Behind Second Place
Competition Set for Friday at 4:15 p.m. MT
Senior Thrower is First Wyoming Athlete Ever to Win Award
Senior Will Now Throw at U.S. National Championships
Discus Starts Friday at 5 p.m. MT
2014 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Laramie, Wyo.
2013-14: Finished his collegiate career as an 11-time All-American and four-time NCAA runner-up...as a senior earned All-America honors in the shot put indoors and and the discus outdoors...named the MW's Male Outdoor Athlete of the Year...also claimed three All-MW honors and was named MW Athlete of the Week seven times...indoors finished fourth in the shot put at the NCAA Championships after winning the MW title in the event...set the school and War Memorial Fieldhouse record in the shot put with a toss of 66-3 1/4 at the Rocky Mountain Classic on Feb. 21...outdoors finished sixth in the discus at the NCAA Championships after winning that event and the shot put at the MW meet...set Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex records in the discus at 210-6 and the shot put at 60-11 1/4...ranked second in UW history in the discus and fifth in the shot put.
2012-13: Competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put and earned All-American Honorable Mention...posted the nation's second-best mark in the shot put during the year with a 65-9 3/4 throw at the Air Force Invite, breaking UW's all-time best mark for the event held since 2000 and garnering MW Male Athlete of the Week honors...won the MW Championships in the event at 65-1 1/2...also finished second in the weight throw (60-5 3/4) to achieve All-MW honors and be named the MW Male Most Outstanding Performer...named the USTFCCCA Mountain Regional Field Athlete of the Year for his accomplishments...redshirted the outdoor season but competed unattached...won the Cowpoke Open with a career-best discus throw of 205-0 to set a Louis S. Madrid Complex record...was the fifth-best discus in the country among collegians and professionals at the time.
Before Wyoming: Joined the Cowboys in the summer of 2012 after three years at Kansas...was a four-time NCAA runner-up...twice in the shot put and twice in the discus...was an eight-time NCAA All-American...a four-time Big 12 champion in the shot put and discus throw...during his prep career broke the national high school record in the discus throw with a mark of 236-6...also threw the shot put a Colorado high school record of 71-8 1/2 in 2009.
Personal: Mason's father, Jared, was an All-American discus thrower for the Cowboys in 1979...majoring in theater.