Kereston Thomas and Mason Finley Win Individual Titles for Wyoming
Junior Becomes First Cowgirl Ever to Win Conference Title in the Event
Field Events Start at 11:30 a.m. and Running Events at 12:30 p.m.
Senior Collects Third Victory in Event This Indoor Season
Personal, school records continue to drop for UW athletes
2012-13: His indoor season was highlighted by a career-best 8.17 in the 60-meter hurdles for seventh at the MW Championships...also helped the 4x400-meter relay to a fourth-place finish in 3:23...ran an 8.20 in the 60-meter hurdles for third place at the AF Invite and was a member of the 4x400 relay that took fifth in 3:25.10...outdoors earned a career-best 54.13 in the 400-meter hurdles for eighth at the MW Championships...also competed in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing eighth in 14.96 before helping the 4x400 relay to fifth place in 3:17.81...finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.59 at the Jack Christiansen Invite, where he competed in the 110-meter hurdles in a career-best 14.84...named Academic All-MW.
2011-12: Had a strong indoor season by placing sixth in the 55-meter hurdles at the Shine Meet and was part of the 4x400 relay that finished second at the same meet ... also helped the 4x400 relay to a second-place mark at the Power Meet to start the year ... his outdoor season was highlighted by a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Front Range Classic ... was a member of the 4x400 relay that placed sixth at the MW Championships and came in third in the 400-meter hurdles at the Snowball Meet.
2010-11: Competed in 11 total meets for the season ... during the indoor season, recorded three personal records in the 55-meter dash, the 55-meter hurdles and the 400-meter dash ... his top finish was at the Shine Meet with a second-place showing in the 55-meter hurdles ... competed at the MW Championships in the 60-meter hurdles, the 4x400 relay, and the distance medley ... recorded two personal records during the outdoor season in the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles ... competed in the outdoor MW Championships in the 400 hurdles as well as the 4x400 relay ... made the Academic All-MW squad for his work in the classroom.
Before Wyoming: Excelled in several sports, lettering in basketball, football and track ... along with his numerous sports honors that include conference and national accolades, he also was an accomplished student ... member of the student council and honor roll.
Personal: Born Dec. 2 in Maplewood, Minn., to parents Mark and Kathy Praska ... majoring in mechanical engineering.