Young Advances to Discus Throw Finals at U.S. Trials
Former Red Raider standout Jason Young advanced to the discus finals at the U.S. Olympic trials.
June 25, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - Former Texas Tech standout Jason Young advanced to the finals of the men's discus throw Monday afternoon at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Young, competing for Nike, advanced with a qualifying throw of 61.34 meters (201'-3") on his first attempt to finish fourth overall in the competition.
"It was good to see him get it out there on his first attempt because of the rain," head coach Wes Kittley said "I'm really proud of him and hopefully he can put it together in the finals."
The finals of the men's discus throw are scheduled for Thursday at 8:05 CT.
Young's second throw went for 60.12 meters (197'-3") while his third throw went for 50.90 meters (196'-6").
Young still holds the mark for the second-longest discus throw in school history at 206'-5" at the Abilene Christian Open in 2004 along with the indoor weight throw record at 63'-1". He holds two of the top-five marks in school history in the discus throw along with three of the top-five marks in the outdoor hammer throw.
Young was a two-time All-American and 10-time All-Big 12 selection during his Red Raider career before serving as an assistant strength coach under head strength and conditioning coach Cliff Felkins.