Golabek Reaches Finals At US Olympic Trials; Finishes 12th

Golabek Reaches Finals At US Olympic Trials; Finishes 12th

EUGENE, OR - The University at Buffalo track and field team had two athletes competing this past weekend at the US Track and Field Olympic Trials as Becky O'Brien took part in the discus competition and Rob Golabek reached the finals in the shot put, finishing eighth.

Golabek first competed on Saturday where a throw of 61-11.0 (18.87m) got him into the finals.  That throw came in his first attempt of the day as the weather conditions in Oregon over the first three days of competition were less than ideal.  All three of Golabek's throws on Saturday were over 60 feet.

On Sunday, he joined 11 others in the finals, hoping to achieve an Olympic berth.  Golabek threw 61-0.75 (18.61m) on his last of three throws to finish in 12th place in the finals.  Reese Hoffa won the competition by throwing 72-2.25 (22.0m).

O'Brien competed in the discus on the second day of the trials on Friday.  She was unable to advance to the finals as she threw 147-5.0 (44.95m) to finish in 23rd place.  However, action still continues for her as she will compete in the shot put, which begins on June 28.