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KU thrower Finley honored by league

KU freshman Mason Finley recently won both discus and shot at last week's Big 12 outdoor meet. Finley was named Big 12 track outstanding male freshman of the year Wednesday.

KU freshman Mason Finley recently won both discus and shot at last week's Big 12 outdoor meet. Finley was named Big 12 track outstanding male freshman of the year Wednesday.

May 20, 2010

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KU freshman earns conference honor

KU freshman Mason Finley was named the Big 12 outstanding freshman male athlete of the year. Finley is currently ranked third nationally in both the discus and shot put. Enlarge video

Kansas University freshman thrower Mason Finley was named Big 12 track outstanding male freshman of the year Wednesday by the league coaches.

Finley won the shot put and discus at last weekend’s Big 12 outdoor. He ranks third nationally in both events. His top throw in the shot put (63-21⁄4) ranks fifth on KU’s all-time chart, while his top discus mark (197-5) ranks fourth. Other awards: Men’s coach of year, Nebraska’s Gary Pepin; women’s coach of year: Texas A&M’s Pat Henry; Oklahoma State’s John Kosgei, male outstanding performer; Iowa State’s Lisa Koll, women’s outstanding performer; Oklahoma’s Karen Shump, female freshman of year.

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