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Jason Young

Jason Young

Event: Discus Throw
Height: 6-1
Weight: 260
PR: 69.90m/229-4 (2010)
Born: 05/27/1981
Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Samuel (Dallas, Texas) H.S. ‘99
College: Texas Tech ‘04
Coach: Self
Agent: Valentina Fedjuschina
Sponsor: Nike
Club:
USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2010 (61.15m/200-7); 2011 (63.81m/209-4)
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials (62.15m/203-11)
1999 Junior Olympic champion (56.74m/186-2)
                                 
International Championships
NACAC U23 champion (55.74m/182-10)
 
Collegiate Championships
2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (60.24m/197-8)
 
Awards and Honors
Two-time NCAA All-American at Texas Tech
 
About Jason
Young, who has been ranked in the top ten nationally by Track & Field News on seven occasions, has qualified for the past two Olympic Games. In 2010 Young recorded a big personal best of 69.90m/229-4, which was the second best throw in the world that year and ranks him eighth on the all-time U.S. performance list. Young holds Texas Tech school records in the indoor season weight throw with a 63-1 and in the outdoor season discus and hammer throws with marks of 206-5. In high school, Young finished second in discus at the state meet and Golden West Invitational.
Results
2013: 13th at USA Outdoors (56.46/185-3); 9th at Chicagoland (57.22/187-8); 6th at Kingston (54.58/179-1)
2012: 8th in Group "A" at Olympic Games (62.18m/204-0); 3rd at Olympic Trials (62.15m/203-11); 12th at Adidas Grand Prix (58.46m/191-9); 1st at Red Raider Open (62.71m/205-9); 1st at Texas Tech Open (65.28m/214-2).
2011: 2nd at USA Outdoors (63.81m/209-4); 2nd at Chula Vista (65.30m/214-3); 10th at World Championships (63.20m/207-4); 5th at Pan American Games (60.91m/199-10); 1st at Lubbock (62.76m/205-11); 1st at Denton (61.01m/200-2)
2010: USA Outdoors runner-up (61.15m/200-7); 1st at Lubbock (69.90m/229-4, PR, U.S. Leader); 1st at Abilene Relays (65.98m/216-5); 1st at Lubbock Invite (66.00m/216-6); 1st at Chula Vista (67.20m/220-5); 1st at La Jolla (66.84m/219-3); 1st at Abilene Open (65.94m/216-4); 3rd at Prefontaine (66.95m/219-8)
2009: 5th at USA Outdoors (58.57m/192-2); 1st at Abilene Open (61.76m/202-7); 1st at Lubbock Open (61.43m/201-6)  
2008: 
9th at Olympic Trials (60.31m/197-10); 1st at Denton (65.84m/216-0); 1st at Sooner Open (59.68m/195-9)
2007: Did not compete
2006: 1st at Lubbock Open (64.95m/213-1); 1st at Abilene (67.86m/222-7); 1st at UTEP Invite (62.67m/205-7); 3rd at UTA Open (61.04m/200-3)
2005: Did not compete
2004: 9th at Olympic Trials (57.69m/189-3); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (60.24m/197-8); 1st at Lubbock (56.40m/185-0); 1st at El Paso (60.01m/196-10); 1st at Waco (59.58m/195-5); 1st at Abilene (62.91m/206-4); 5th at NCAA Midwest Regional (61.17m/200-8)
2003: 7th at USA Outdoors (59.73m/195-11); 4th at NCAA Outdoors (59.25m/194-5); 1st at Lubbock (56.25m/184-6); 1st at Des Moines (58.31m/191-3); 1st at Texas Tech Open (60.77m/199-4); 1st at Abilene Open (58.16m/190-9); 1st at NCAA Midwest Regional (61.56m/201-11)
2002: 10th at USA Outdoors (56.76m/186-2); 14th at NCAA Outdoors (55.58m/182-4); 1st at Waco (61.00m/200-1); 1st at Eugene (56.69m/186-0); 1st at Abilene (57.86m/189-10); 1st at NACAC U25 Championship (55.74m/182-10)
2001: Redshirted at Texas Tech (59.5m)
2000: Freshman at Texas Tech (58.8m)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Outdoor bests - 63.08/206-11 (No. 6 in the USA)
2012: Outdoor bests – 65.28m/214-2 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 30 in the world)   
2011:
Outdoor bests – 65.30m/214-3 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 28 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – 69.90m/229-4 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 61.76m/202-7 (No. 10 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – 65.84m/216-0 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2006: Outdoor bests – 67.86m/222-7 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Outdoor bests – 62.91m/206-4 (No. 8 in the USA by T&FN, No. 48 in the world)
2003: Outdoor bests – 61.56m/201-11 (No. 10 in the USA, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2002: Outdoor bests – 61.00m/200-1 (No. 13 in the USA)
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