Unland claims 2nd Weekly Outdoor Field Athlete Award

Wyoming senior Damon Unland was selected the Mountain West Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the second time during the 2018 outdoor season, the league office announced Tuesday. 

Unland won the men’s hammer throw at the CU Invitational on Saturday with a mark of 197 feet, 4 inches. It was his fifth victory in his last six meets, dating back to last season.

The elder of the UW “throws bros” maintains the conference lead in the event by just under nine feet. Damon’s brother Kirk, a redshirt freshman, is second at 188-5. Kirk was runner-up to Damon at the CU Invitational, tossing 188-3.

With Unland’s two awards and a Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week award for Ja’la Henderson, Wyoming has collected a weekly conference accolade during three of the outdoor season’s first four weeks.

is the first Poke to receive multiple weekly honors from the conference in a single outdoor season since former teammate and 2016 Olympian Mason Finley received a four MW Athlete of the Week honors during the 2014 outdoor campaign.

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