A graduate of Reno High School, Kamy Keshmiri was named the high school track and field athlete of the year in 1987 by Gatorade and Track & Field News after setting the national high school record in the discus. He transferred to Nevada from UCLA in 1990 and won the first of three NCAA championships in the discus that year in Durham, N.C., the Wolf Pack’s first track and field national title in 25 years. He set the Big Sky Conference record, had the best college mark and ranked in the top 10 in the world that year. He would defend his NCAA discus titles in 1991 and 1992. The son of Nevada Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Olympian Joe Keshmiri, Keshmiri also excelled on the world scene. He won the discus title at the Mobile TAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 1988 at age 20, becoming the youngest thrower to win a national discus title since 1899, and captured the gold medal at the 1989 World University Games. He is now working in the hotel business in Reno.
University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten’s outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.