Texas Tech sophomore records career-best in fourth place finish
2012 U.S. Olympic Team
Jason Young served seven years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach under head strength and conditioning coach Cliff Felkins. Young was a two-time All-American and named 10-time all-conference during his tenure as a Red Raider student-athlete, as well as an influential role in turning the Tech track and field program around.
During his senior campaign, Young placed fourth in the weight throw at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, third in the hammer and second in the discus at the 2004 Big 12 Outdoor Championships. During the 2004 season Young also earned five first-place finishes and was ranked as a top 10 discus thrower in NCAA and open competition.
After a successful Big 12 Outdoor Championships, Young went on to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He placed second in the discus throw and also set a new school record with his throw of 206'-5".
During the 2003 Outdoor Season, Young was awarded All-American status in the discus with five first place finishes on the season including setting a school record of 202'-0" at the Midwest Regional for all-region status. He also placed fourth at Nationals with a mark of 194'-5". Young was also ranked in the top 10 for discus throwers in NCAA and open competition during his junior year.
Young is a 1999 graduate of W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas and was one of top throws prospects in state of Texas as senior. He threw 170'-09" at the Junior National Meet, earning him a fifth-place finish. Young finished second in discus at state meet and Golden West Invitational. Young was also a gold medal winner in the discus at the 1999 USA Junior Olympics.
Young placed sixth in the preliminaries of the 2004 Olympic trials and advanced to the finals. Young fell short of making it to Athens as he finished ninth in the finals.
Young holds the 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", his top mark of 2004, and 193', respectively.