Finley Shot Put Highlights Completion of AF Invite
Jan. 26, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Wyoming track teams saw several additional athletes break personal and school records to complete the Air Force Invitational Saturday at the Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Newcomer Mason Finley broke UW's all-time best shot put distance with a first-place throw of 65 feet, 9.75 inches to break Jason Gervais' mark of 64'7" from the 2000 season. The mark is currently the second-best in the country for the shot put and Finley's second-best personal mark.
"Mason opened his Cowboy career with a Wyoming shot put record and the second-best meet of his life," said Wyoming throwing coach Paul Barrett. "We are still in a heavy training phase, so it shows he is on the right track leading to the conference and NCAA Championships in a few weeks."
In the men's 60-meter hurdles, senior Brandon Douglass broke his own school-best mark of 8.11 seconds with an 8.09 Saturday, while junior Aaron Praska earned an 8.24, which ties for the No. 4 spot on the UW all-time best times list for the event. Teammate Jacob Edwards achieved the same mark yesterday to share the spot with Praska.
For the women's 60-meter hurdles, junior Jenna Mann broke her personal-best time of 8.67 from yesterday with an 8.54 in today's finals round. The mark is the fifth-best time in UW history for the event.
Freshman Kereston Thomas also re-broke her personal best time in the 60-meter dash as she earned a 7.61 to beat yesterday's time of 7.70. The improvement moves her from No. 8 to No. 6 on the UW all-time best times list for the event. Sophomore Holly Page earned a personal-best 5:00.52 in the mile run, which is the seventh-best time in school history. She beat her former best by six seconds.
The teams continue the indoor season next weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite in Lincoln, Neb.