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: 1 Letter

Bio

Events: Weight Throw (70-5 3/4), Discus (174-2), Hammer (217-1)

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 feet, 9 inches 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