Thursday, September 2, 2010

Assistant Track & Field Coach Named to UWP Hall of Fame

UW-Eau Claire track and field assistant coach Paul Conlin has been selected as an inductee in this year's UW-Platteville Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place December 4.

From UW-Platteville Athletics -

"Paul Conlin, Class of 1993
Paul Conlin was a three-time national champion in the shot put, winning the outdoor titles in 1992 and 1993 and the indoor in 1992. Twice, he finished runner-up at the national championships.

Perhaps an even bigger mark of his prowess is that he still holds the fifth-best outdoor shot put in NCAA III history, unleashing a throw of 62-feet-7 ¼ inches that still serves as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record. He threw the indoor shot put 60-feet-3 ¾ inches during the 1993 season. Both his indoor and outdoor marks are two of the oldest school records at UW-Platteville.

Conlin, who was second in the Drake Relays in 1993, capped his standout season with the national championship and then with a fourth-place finish in the Olympic Festival shot put. He was the 10th-ranked shot putter in the entire U.S., according to Track and Field News.

Lending his expertise as the throws coach at UW-Eau Claire for the past 14 years, Conlin has coached a pair of NCAA III national champions."

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