Former KU thrower named to USATF roster

United States' Mason Finley, a former University of Kansas athlete, makes an attempt in the men's discus throw final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Kansas track and field alum Mason Finley was named to the USA Track & Field roster for the 2018 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Senior Championships. The event will be held Aug. 10-12 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

Finley, who was a member of the Jayhawks from 2010-12, will compete in the discus competition at Varsity Stadium for the U.S. The men's discus competition is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.

Earlier this summer, Finley finished second in the discus competition at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, posting a throw of 67.06 meters (220-0 ft.).

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