Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Michael Shanahan '18

Senior thrower Michael Shanahan ’18 made his own mark on the NCAA indoor track & field championships with a seventh-place finish in the weight throw. Competing at his first national event, the Dover, N.H., native’s 72'8.5" toss earned him a spot on the pedestal and his first ever All-American designation. The throw is his second best of the season, just edging out the throw of 72'8" that won him an America East Championship, and a full foot behind his best throw of 73'10.75" at the ECAC/IC4A Championship. “Mike had a fantastic day,” says UNH coach Rob Hoppler. “Usually when someone’s there for the first time it can be a struggle, but he handled it really, really well."

Originally published in UNH Magazine Spring 2018 Issue