Three Straight: Finley MW Athlete of the Week Again

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Laramie, WY Make that three in a row. Wyoming’s Mason Finley has been named Mountain West Track and Field Male Athlete of the Week for the third week in a row and sixth time this season, the conference office announced Tuesday.

The senior thrower continued a torrid start to his outdoor season with another season-best throw to win the discus at last Saturday’s Jack Christiansen Invite in Fort Collins, Colo. His mark of 202-3 (61.65 meters) kept him sixth in the NCAA and second in Wyoming history in the event, but placed him in front of former U.S. Olympian Casey Malone at the meet. The mark currently leads the MW by more than 16 feet and ranks 30th in the world. Finley has improved his best mark in each of the five discus competitions he has entered this season. Finley has been named MW Athlete of the Week seven total times during his career.

Wyoming continues its season Saturday by hosting the Cowpoke Open on the Memorial 8 Track at Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.