Alex Young
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Alex Young

Olympian 2020

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Alex Young swings a hammer fast in a circle before release




La Vergne, TN


Southeastern Louisiana University ‘16

Son of Stefanie Young and has one sibling, Avrion. Enjoys fishing, video games, reflective writing, remote-controlled cars, planes and helicopters, reading lessons of life through the Bible, learning about the human psyche and physiology, and spending time in the great outdoors. Graduated in spring 2016 with a 3.83 GPA in kinesiology with concentration in sports psychology. First Lion selected to compete for the United States in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England.

  • 2017 USA Indoor and Outdoor Champion
  • 2017 USATF Indoor National Championships, gold (weight throw)
  • 2016 IX NACAC U23 Championships, 3rd
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, 13th
World Championships

Most recent: 2017 – 20th (hammer throw).

Years of Participation: 2017. Top Finish: 20th – 2017 (hammer throw).

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