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Matia Finley
Player Profile:
Matia Finley 2319814
Position: Throws
Height: 6'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lawrence, Kan.
High School: Lawrence
Experience: 1st Year

Collegiate Performances

2017: Outdoor - Competed in eight meets for UMKC … Finished sixth in the shot put at the KT Woodman Classic with a personal-best toss of 12.79 meters … Smashed the discus school record at the Husker Spring Invitational with a mark of 50.82 meters … Recorded a personal-best mark of 48.69 meters in the hammer throw at the WAC Outdoor Championships to finish sixth in the event … Finished 32nd overall at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the discus with a heave of 49.57 meters.

Indoor - Competed in eight meets for the Roos … Finished sixth overall in the weight throw at the WAC Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 15.36 meters … Tossed a personal-best 12.56 meters in the shot put at the WAC Indoor Championships to finish eighth.

2016: Outdoor- Placed fourth in the discus at the WAC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 155' 4'' … Placed 14th in the shot put and 15th in the hammer throw at the WAC Outdoor Championships … Threw for a PR in the discus at the Beach Pacific Coast with a throw of 156' 6'' … Threw for a PR in the hammer throw with a toss of 131' 0'' at the Ward Haylett Invitational, placing third … Placed second in the discus at the Tulsa Duels with a throw of 152' 1'.

Indoor- Threw for a PR in the in the weight throw with a distance of 45' 9.25'' at the Wichita State Herm Wilson Invitational … Placed fourth in the shot put at the Bill Easton Classic with a throw of 35' 10'' … Threw for a season best 37' 9.25'' in the shot put at the Bob Timmons Classic … Placed 13th in the shot put and 20th in the weight throw at the WAC Indoor Championships. 

High School: Was a three-time state champion in the discus … Garnered all-state and all-district honors all four years.

Personal: Born Jan. 2, 1997 in Salida, Colo. … Daughter of Jared and Lisa Finley … Sister to teammate Rebecca Finley and Olympian Mason Finley … Father competed in track and field for Wyoming … Majoring in psychology.

 

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