Johnnie

Jackson

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Throws
Height: 6'2"
Class: Senior
City/State: Cherry Hill, N.J.
High School: Cherry Hill East HS
Other College: Coffeyville CC
Major: Pre-Humanities & Soc. Science
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

Events: Weight Throw (77-3 3/4), Discus (183-10), Hammer (235-4)

NCAA Champion
2-time All-American
2-time All-SEC
SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 24)

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the most prolific throwers in the history of the LSU Track & Field program as the NCAA Indoor Champion in the weight throw during his senior season in 2017 ... Joined Walter Henning (2010, 2011) as LSU's two NCAA Champions in the event in school history ... Tied the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium record at Texas A&M with a winning throw of 75 feet, 0 3/4 inches on his second attempt at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Earned All-America honors in the hammer throw during his senior season with a personal best of 235-4 for sixth place nationally at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... The SEC Indoor Silver Medalist in the weight throw and SEC Outdoor Silver Medalist in the hammer throw as a senior with the Tigers in 2017 ... Ended his collegiate career ranked No. 2 in the weight throw (77-3 3/4) and No. 2 in the hammer throw (235-4) on LSU's all-time indoor and outdoor performance lists.

2017
Became the second Tiger in program history to be crowned the NCAA Indoor Champion in the men's weight throw ... Tied the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium record at Texas A&M with a winning throw of 75-0 3/4 on his second attempt at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Never trailed at the NCAA Indoor meet after opening with a mark of 74-3 1/2 on his first attempt ... Joined Walter Henning in 2010 and 2011 as LSU's NCAA Indoor Champions in the weight throw ... Earned the title of SEC Indoor Silver Medalist as the runner-up in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Threw 73-9 for second place at the conference meet ... Opened the indoor season with a personal best of 77-3 3/4 to take home the title from the Auburn Invitational ... Ranked No. 2 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list behind only Henning's school record of 78-1 ... Honored as the SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career following his performance at the Auburn Invitational ... Won weight throw titles at the Razorback Invitational (71-8 3/4), Bayou Bengal Invitational (74-7 3/4) and Iowa State Classic (73-1 1/4) during the indoor season ... An All-American during the outdoor season as the sixth-place finisher in the hammer throw final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Threw a personal best of 235-4 at the NCAA Championships to rank No. 2 in school history in the hammer throw ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky, where he threw 226-5 ... Earned All-SEC honors with a silver-medal-winning throw of 229-10 in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Columbia, South Carolina ... Scored 10 points for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships as he also earned a seventh-place finish in the discus final with a personal-best mark of 183-10 ... Moved into a tie for the No. 8 spot on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the discus at 183-10 ... Also competed in the discus throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, finishing 33rd overall with a mark of 173-0 ... Won hammer throw titles at the Battle on the Bayou (219-10), Beach Invitational (227-3) and SEC Relays (225-11) during the outdoor season ... Eclipsed the 230-foot mark for the first time in his career at the Mt. SAC Relays where he threw 231-2 for third place in the invitational hammer throw ... Followed the collegiate season by earning the title of U.S. Outdoor Silver Medalist witha throw of 235-2 at the USA Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, California.

2016
One of the SEC's leading performers in both the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors in his debut season with the Tigers ... Scored three points for the Tigers with sixth-place finishes in both events at the SEC Championships ... Capped his indoor season by throwing 67-9 for sixth place in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won back-to-back weight throw titles at the LSU High Performance Meet with a throw of 69-3 1/4 and LSU Twilight with a personal best of 70-5 3/4 ... Moved into the No. 3 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw with his lifetime best of 70-5 3/4 ... Finished runner-up in his LSU debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a series-best of 67-2 3/4 ... Also placed second in the event at the Razorback Invitational with a throw of 67-11 3/4 ... Threw the weight at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (63-1 1/4) and Power Five Conference Clash (66-5) ... Improved to sixth place on his sixth and final throw of the hammer final at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a series-best mark of 215-11 ... Also competed in the discus throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships, throwing 160-1 for 13th place overall ... Stepped into the hammer cage at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds where he earned a 19th-place finish with a mark of 211-3 ... Bronze medalist in the hammer throw at the Texas Relays with a personal best of 217-1 to rank No. 4 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the event ... Opened his outdoor season by finishing second in the discus with a throw of 163-6 and fourth in the hammer with a throw of 204-7 at Miami's Hurricane Twilight ... Matched his personal best in the discus with a seasonal-best throw of 174-2 for sixth place at the LSU Invitational ... Also threw the discus at the Battle on the Bayou (163-1), Texas Invitational (157-8) and LSU Alumni Gold (170-7) during the outdoor season ... Additionally threw the hammer at the Battle on the Bayou (212-0), Texas Invitational (209-3), LSU Alumni Gold (215-11) and LSU Invitational (211-4) to highlight his debut season with the Tigers.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top throws recruits in the junior college ranks in the Class of 2015 … A two-time national champion in the weight throw during his two-year stint at Colleyville Community College while competing at the National Junior College Athletics Association Indoor Track & Field Championships … Was first crowned a national champion in the weight throw during his freshman season in 2014 with a winning throw of 56-7 ½ at the national meet … Defended his NJCAA Indoor title as a sophomore in 2015 with a winning mark of 63-5 at the NJCAA Indoor Championships … Smashed the NJCAA Indoor national record in the weight throw with a career-best mark of 66-9 ¼ in claiming the event title at the NJCAA Region VI Indoor Championships in 2015 … PR of 66-9 ¼ also set new Jayhawk Conference and Colleyville Community College school records in the men's weight throw … Threw a 2014 seasonal best of 58-10 ¾ in winning his first career NJCAA Region VI title in the weight throw … First broke the 60-foot mark in the event at the 2015 UCO Indoor Open with a winning throw of 63-0 … Followed by throwing 66-2 ½ for the win at the MSSU Lion Invitational and 64-10 ¾ for seventh place at Arkansas' Tyson Invitational … Twice an NJCAA Outdoor Silver Medalist in the hammer throw during his time at Colleyville Community College … Placed second in 2014 with a throw of 186-8 and 2015 with a throw of 180-6 at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships … Went out as the Colleyville Community College school-record holder in the men's hammer throw with a career-best mark of 208-6 set in winning the event crown at the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic during his sophomore season in 2015 … Defended his NJCAA Region VI Outdoor title in the hammer throw with a winning mark of 201-0 at the regional meet in 2015 … Captured the regional hammer throw title for the first time as a freshman with a throw of 186-3 … Also a two-time NJCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the discus throw while competing for Colleyville Community College … Placed 19th in 2014 with a throw of 125-8 and seventh in 2015 with a throw of 148-7 at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships … Claimed the NJCAA Region VI bronze medal in the event during his sophomore season with a top mark of 157-10 … Placed fifth in the discus at the regional meet during his freshman season with a throw of 152-7 … Uncorked a personal-best throw of 174-2 to capture a second-place finish in the discus final at the 2014 Pittsburgh State Gorilla Invitational.

PERSONAL
Full name is Johnnie Jackson, Jr. … Born on Sept. 19, 1994 … Parents are Johnnie O. Jackson and Niema Payton … Has two sisters, Jonessa and Georgia … Father is an IFBB Pro body builder … 

PRIOR TO LSU

One of the top throws recruits in the junior college ranks in the Class of 2015 … A two-time national champion in the weight throw during his two-year stint at Colleyville Community College while competing at the National Junior College Athletics Association Indoor Track & Field Championships … Was first crowned a national champion in the weight throw during his freshman season in 2014 with a winning throw of 56 feet, 7 ½ inches at the national meet … Defended his NJCAA Indoor title as a sophomore in 2015 with a winning mark of 63-5 at the NJCAA Indoor Championships … Smashed the NJCAA Indoor national record in the weight throw with a career-best mark of 66-9 ¼ in claiming the event title at the NJCAA Region VI Indoor Championships in 2015 … PR of 66-9 ¼ also set new Jayhawk Conference and Colleyville Community College school records in the men’s weight throw … Threw a 2014 seasonal best of 58-10 ¾ in winning his first career NJCAA Region VI title in the weight throw … First broke the 60-foot mark in the event at the 2015 UCO Indoor Open with a winning throw of 63-0 … Followed by throwing 66-2 ½ for the win at the MSSU Lion Invitational and 64-10 ¾ for seventh place at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational … Twice an NJCAA Outdoor Silver Medalist in the hammer throw during his time at Colleyville Community College … Placed second in 2014 with a throw of 186-8 and 2015 with a throw of 180-6 at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships … Went out as the Colleyville Community College school-record holder in the men’s hammer throw with a career-best mark of 208-6 set in winning the event crown at the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic during his sophomore season in 2015 … Defended his NJCAA Region VI Outdoor title in the hammer throw with a winning mark of 201-0 at the regional meet in 2015 … Captured the regional hammer throw title for the first time as a freshman with a throw of 186-3 … Also a two-time NJCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the discus throw while competing for Colleyville Community College … Placed 19th in 2014 with a throw of 125-8 and seventh in 2015 with a throw of 148-7 at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships … Claimed the NJCAA Region VI bronze medal in the event during his sophomore season with a top mark of 157-10 … Placed fifth in the discus at the regional meet during his freshman season with a throw of 152-7 … Uncorked a personal-best throw of 174-2 to capture a second-place finish in the discus final at the 2014 Pittsburgh State Gorilla Invitational.

PERSONAL

Full name is Johnnie Jackson, Jr. … Born on Sept. 19, 1994 … Parents are Johnnie O.  Jackson and Niema Payton … Has two sisters, Jonessa and Georgia … Father is an IFBB Pro body builder … Majoring in pre-humanities and social science.

 

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Tiger Tracks: 2017 NCAA Indoor Review