Pending CHSAA certification, Mason Finley took Jim Banich's name out of the state record book today with a 66-8 heave at today's Pueblo Centennial Invitational. Oh, and he also threw the discus 207-0, easily enough to win both events.
This could become a regular feature of the season, however, reminiscent of last year when Finley rewrote the state discus record several times over. Finley already recorded a 68-0 shot put in the indoor season and it doesn't seem unrealistic that he could top that mark before the outdoor season comes to an end.
Finley's throws were not the only highlights of the meet, however. Let's see, there were also:
Kevin Johnson (Falcon) winning the 1600 over Joseph DeMoor (Buena Vista), in 4:25.82 to 4:27.98.
Katie Kruger (Alamosa) winning the shot put with a throw of 42-9.
The Classical Academy girls posting a season-best-to-date 9:42.11 in the 4 X 800.
Wes Rickman going 9:29.82 in the 3200.
Chris Fenlon (Widefield) getting a wind-aided 43-7.5 triple.
Pine Creek going 1:31.62 in the boys 4 X 200.
Kaitlin Hanenburg (The Classical Academy) outdueling Lindsey Sowards (Alamosa) in the 1600, 5:17.18 to 5:18.11.
It seems almost redundant to add that meet records were dropping like flies in the first year this meet has been held as a prequalifying/rankings meet.
Team titles went to Falcon on the boys side with 114.5 points and The Classical Academy on the girls side with 111 points.