Young Top U.S. Hammer Thrower at Worlds
LONDON, England – Former Southeastern Louisiana standout Alex Young
was the top American finisher in the semifinals of the hammer throw at
the IAAF World Championships on Wednesday.
Young finished eighth in his semifinal and 20th overall with a
mark of 236 feet, .45 inches (72.07 meters). The top 12 finishers and
those who threw 75.5 meters or better advanced to Friday’s finals.
Young, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, fouled on his first
attempt before hitting 72.07 meters on his second try. He recorded a
mark of 70.93 meters on his third and final throw.
Young, who completed his Southeastern career this spring with a
second-place finish in the hammer at the NCAA Division I Outdoor
Championships, was the first Lion to be chosen to represent the United
States in the IAAF World Championships.