Kansas track & field alum Cooper makes discus finals at Commonwealth games
GOLD COAST, Queensland – Kansas track & field alumnus Mitch Cooper represented his home country of Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, where he competed in the discus throw on Thursday.
A member of the Jayhawk track & field squad from 2014-17, Cooper finished fifth in Group B of the men’s discus qualifying round, with a best mark of 59.68 meters (195-9 ft.), qualifying for Friday’s final with the seventh-best mark in the preliminary round.
Cooper concluded his Jayhawk career in 2017 with a sixth-place finish in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning First Team All-America honors. Prior to his sixth-place finish at the national championships, Cooper won the Big 12 discus title and broke the Kansas school record with a throw of 63.98 meters (209-11 ft.).
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