Throws Chat is honored to have USATF Hammer Champion, Alex Young as our guest this week! Coming off of outstanding performances at both USATF Outdoors and NCAA Championships, Young brings a wealth of knowledge on training and competing to Throws Chat this week.
From Southeastern Louisiana Athletics:
"Young, who completed his Southeastern career earlier this month, won the hammer throw with a career-best mark of 241 feet, 11 inches. The Nashville, Tennessee native had won the weight throw at the USATF Indoor National Championships in March with a personal-best mark of 78-09.75.
Young took the lead Thursday with a mark of 237-10 on his third attempt, then extended it on his sixth and final attempt. LSU's Johnnie Jackson was second at 235-02. Cornell's Rudy Winkler, who defeated Young at NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships two weeks ago, took fourth at 234-04."
This is a great opportunity for throwers of all levels to pick the brain of an elite-level athlete. Young exemplifies professionalism in and out of the ring, and is excited to share his knowledge with us on Throws Chat this week. Join us on Friday!