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KU thrower Finley transfers to Wyoming

August 31, 2012


Former Kansas University track distance thrower Mason Finley has transferred to the University of Wyoming for his senior season, the Wyoming athletic department has announced.

Finley, an eight-time All-American who is a four-time NCAA runner-up in the shot and discus and four-time Big 12 champion, will compete indoors in 2013 and red-shirt the outdoor season, then have one full season in 2014.

The Salida, Colo., native’s dad, Jared, was an All-America discus thrower at Wyoming in 1979.

“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,” Wyoming associate head track and field coach Paul Barrett said. “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.”

His current personal records are 67-11 1/4 in the shot put and 201-5 in the discus.


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