Six Wyoming Throwers Head to Saturday Meet in Golden
Six throws from the Wyoming track & field team, including seniors Garrett Lynch and Damon Unland, will take part in the Mines Nature’s Bakery Invite in Golden on Saturday. Also competing for Wyoming will be Addison Henry, Emelda Malm-Annan, Hap Frketich, and Kirk Unland.
Lynch and Damon Unland finished back-to-back in the discus at the outdoor season opener, the Jerry Quiller Classic, last weekend. Lynch tossed 161 feet, 11 inches for third place at the meet in Boulder, Colo., while Unland threw 158-9 in his 2017-18 season debut. Unland, the reigning Mountain West men’s hammer throw champion, will begin his conference title defense in the event on Saturday.
Damon’s younger brother, redshirt freshman Kirk Unland, will be competing in just his second meet since February 2017 on Saturday after redshirting the 2017 outdoor season and 2017-18 indoor season. Unland took fifth place in the shot put last Saturday in Boulder.
Frketich and Malm-Annan will each be making their outdoor season debuts at the Crouch Field Events Complex in Golden, while Henry will don the Brown & Gold after competing unattached in Boulder last Saturday. Malm-Annan begins a chase at her second consecutive all-conference selection in the women’s hammer throw, an event in which she is ranked third on the UW all-time list.