Monday, June 25, 2018

Finley claims 2nd at USATF Championships


Former Kansas standout Mason Finley claimed second in the discus competition at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, this past weekend.

Finley recorded a mark of 67.06 meters to claim runner-up in his event. Finley, who competed for the Jayhawks between 2010-12, held the lead and the facility record for a few minutes before Reggie Jagers launched a winning throw of 68.61 meters.

But Finley wasn't the only athlete from Lawrence in action this past weekend.

Marleena Eubanks, who is a junior for the Jayhawks, placed fourth in the 800-meter run at the Jamaican National Championships with a time of 2:05.48. It is the sixth-best mark in program history in the event. Eubanks also holds the No. 2 time in school history at 2:04.44, which was set at the Big 12 Championships, and the No. 8 time of 2:06.05 from her run at the National Relay Championships.

Junior Ivan Henry took sixth at the Jamaican Championships in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 46.72 seconds in the final. Henry qualified for the final with a time of 46.65 seconds in the preliminaries, which was the eighth-fastest time in the round.

In addition, three other former KU athletes placed at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Andrea Geubelle finished fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 13.45 meters. Jake Albright placed seventh in the men's pole vault with a clearance of 5.55 meters. Zach Zarda clocked in at 29:23.38 in the 10,000-meter run to take eighth.


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