Golabek Finishes Seventh, Earns First-Team All-America

Golabek Finishes Seventh, Earns First-Team All-America

NAMPA, ID – For the second consecutive year, University at Buffalo men's shot putter Rob Golabek earned First-Team All-America honors at the NCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Jackson Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, ID.

Golabek finished seventh turning in his best throw of the evening on his final attempt. Golabek threw 62-11.25 (19.18m) as all six of his throws on Friday were better than 60-0.50 (18.30m). He reached the final round after finishing sixth in his flight with a best throw of 62-10.75 (19.17m).

It was the second year that the senior had earned First-Team All-America honors. The first team, as recognized by the USTFCCCA, is given to the top eight finishers in any event at the national meet. Second team is reserved for those individuals who finish in spots 9-16. Because 16 competitors began Friday night's shot put event, all entrants were guaranteed of All-America honors.

Golabek finished last season's national indoor shot put competition in eighth place when he threw 61-4.75 (18.71m) at the 2011 meet in College Station, TX.

Named the NCAA Division I Northeast Region Men's Field Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA for the second consecutive year earlier this week, Golabek completes his indoor career with the Bulls as UB's all-time recordholder in the shot put with his 63-3.50 (19.29m) set at the SPIRE Division I Invitational in February.