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Spokane Grad Jake Shanklin Awarded MWC Athlete of the Week

Shanklin automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career.

Feb. 3, 2009 - UW Press Release

Jake Shanklin LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming senior Jake Shanklin has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the fourth time in his career.

Shanklin earns the award with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 70'-7.75" (21.53m) in the men's 35-pound weight throw at the Air Force Don Barrett Duals held in Colorado Springs, Colo., last Saturday. His toss was five feet farther than the rest of the field, securing a first-place finish at the meet, as well as the front-runner position in the league so far this season. The Ellensburg, Wash., native's mark also ranks fourth in the nation, according to TrackShark.com.

Skanklin was the 2005-06 NWAACC Hammer Throw Champion for Community Colleges of Spokane. He earned NCAA All-American in 2007. Shanklin Profile.