FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Senior Mason Finley threw a season-best 202-3 to win the discus at Colorado State’s Jack Christiansen Invite and spearhead several impressive performances for the University of Wyoming track and field teams on Saturday. Finley’s toss kept him sixth in the NCAA and second in Cowboy history in the event, but placed him ahead of former U.S. Olympian Casey Malone at the meet.
“It was a very nice day in Fort Collins today, but it wasn’t optimal conditions for the discus,” UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. “In the discus you want some wind and it was really calm today. To throw that well in dead air is impressive. It shows that even if it’s not perfect conditions, Mason is going to go out there and compete well.”
Finley claimed one of four event titles for Wyoming on the day. Sophomore Scott Carter won the triple jump with a personal-best 50-6 3/4 to move to sixth in Cowboy history in the event, while the Cowgirls won the 4×400-meter relay in 3:42.32 for eight in UW history. Senior Candace Wollert won the 400 meters in 57.15. Other all-time top-10 performances for Wyoming included freshman Jordan Charles and graduate student Harry Fisher. Charles ran 52.75 in the 400-meter hurdles for eighth and Fisher posted a 1:49.52 in the 800 meters for sixth.
“Overall, it was a really good day of competition,” Berryhill said. “A lot of times when you come off a big meet the kids are down, but the ones we brought down here today competed really well. Not all the times were where we wanted them, but the energy was there.”
Wyoming hosts the Cowpoke Open on Saturday, May 3, at the Louis S. Madrid Complex in Laramie.