Mason Finley Takes Second In Shot Put To Lead Kansas Men To Seventh Place Finish At 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships

June 12, 2010

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EUGENE, Ore. –

Kansas freshman Mason Finley added to his hardware collection by taking second place in the shot put here Saturday morning at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Finley shattered his previous career best mark by tossing the shot 20.68 meters (67-10.25 ft.) at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

“I could tell it was a good throw as soon as it left my hand,” said Finley, who accounted for a total of 16 points during the meet. “I have been working really hard on the shot put and to get a new personal best at the biggest meet of the year is a great feeling.”

Finley recorded three throws that each eclipsed his previous career best mark of 19.26 meters. On his third throw during the preliminaries, Finley registered a throw of 19.29 meters. He then opened the finals with his best throw on the day before getting a mark of 19.30 meters on his fifth throw. Finley’s second-place throw also ranks second on the KU all-time chart.

Finley’s scored a total of 16 points for the Jayhawks after taking second place in both the shot put and discus. Combined with junior Jordan Scott’s victory in the pole vault, KU finished seventh overall in the team standings, marking its highest finish at the NCAA Championships since KU placed fifth at the 1975 meet. It also marked the first time the Jayhawk men have finished in the top 10 since they placed eighth overall at the 1980 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Kansas senior Lauren Bonds was the top finisher for the Jayhawk women as she took home a seventh place finish in the 1,500 meters earning outdoor All-America honors for the first time in her career. Bonds clocked in at 4:18.06 in the finals to score KU two team points.

Jayhawk freshman Andrea Geubelle finished eighth in the long jump with her leap of 6.24 meters (20-05.25 ft.). Geubelle’s eighth place finish made her a two-time All-American at the meet as she also earned All-America honors in the triple jump Thursday evening.

KU sophomore Rebeka Stowe captured a ninth place finish in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase as she clocked in at 10:14.92 in the finals. The KU women concluded the meet with three team points, finishing in 51st place overall.

Jayhawk senior Eric Fattig competed in the long jump Saturday morning, narrowly missing out on the finals after jumping 7.56 meters (24-09.75 ft.) on his last preliminary leap. Fattig finished 11th overall.

The Kansas track and field teams will return to action June 23-27 when they travel to Des Moines, Iowa for the USA National Championships.

Day 4 Agate — Saturday, June 12, 2010

Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Hayward Field – Eugene, OregonJune 9-12, 2010



Shot Put

2. Mason Finley, 20.68 meters (67-10.25 ft.)

Long Jump

11. Eric Fattig, 7.56 meters (24-09.75 ft.)


Long Jump

8. Andrea Geubelle, 6.24 meters (20-05.75 ft.)

1,500 Meters

7. Lauren Bonds, 4:18.06

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

9. Rebeka Stowe, 10:14.92

Previous Kansas Results


Pole Vault

1. Jordan Scott, 5.40 meters (17-08.50 ft.)

Men’s Discus Throw

2. Mason Finley, 58.35 meters (191-05 ft.)

15. Brian Bishop, 53.55 meters (175-08 ft.)

400 Meters

23. Kyle Clemons, 47.73

4×400-Meter Relay

12. Kansas (Carter, Clemons, Hayes, Toussaint), 3:07.66


Triple Jump

11. Andrea Geubelle, 12.98 meters (42-07.00 ft.)

1,500 Meters Prelims

9. Lauren Bonds, 4:14.29

3,000-Meter Steeplechase Prelims

8. Rebeka Stowe, 10:09.05

4×400-Meter Relay

16. Kansas (Bradley, Washington, Wilson, Morris), 3:39.80