Events: Hammer Throw (225-11)
2016 European Youth Championships Silver Medalist
2016 British U-20 Champion
2016 British U-18 Champion
2015 IAAF World Youth Championships Finalist
British Under-18 Record Holder
PRIOR TO LSU
The most prolific hammer thrower at the youth level in British history … Set a lifetime personal best of 225 feet, 11 inches with the senior 7.26-kg hammer at the Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Spring Open held on April 1, 2017, at Thames Valley Athletic Stadium … PR of 225-11 is the best mark ever recorded with the senior hammer by a British 17-year-old … Also set his personal best of 256-2 with the 6-kg hammer during the 2017 season … Threw 256-2 at the Loughborough International on May 21, 2017 ... Broke his previous 6-kg. personal best of 252-6 by nearly four feet ... Scored the silver medal at the 2016 European Youth Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, with a personal-best throw of 259-10 with the 5-kg hammer … Set the British Under-18 national record with his performance at the 2016 European Youth Championships … Qualified for the final at the European Youth Championships with a mark of 240-3 in the preliminary round … Also threw 257-8 with the 5-kg hammer at the Loughborough International meet held on May 22, 2016 … Crowned the British U-18 and U-20 Champion in consecutive days at the 2016 England Athletics Championships … First captured the British U-20 title on June 18, 2016, with a throw of 232-3 with the 6-kg hammer … Followed by winning the British U-18 title on June 19 with a gold-medal-winning throw of 254-1 with the 5-kg hammer … Unbeaten in 13 domestic competitions in the 6-kg hammer during the 2016 outdoor season … Posted a seasonal-best mark of 234-9 with the 6-kg implement as a 17-year-old at the Hammer Circle Reunion Open meet held in September 2016 … Threw a best of 202-5 with the senior hammer in 2016 while finishing third at the British Athletics League Division Premiership meet on May 7, 2016 … Stepped onto the international stage for the first time with Team GB at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships held in Cali, Colombia … Threw 238-1 with the 5-kg hammer for seventh place in his first international hammer final at the IAAF World Youth Championships … Qualified for the World Youth final as a 16-year-old with a throw of 242-2 in the preliminary round … Coached at the youth level by two-time Olympian Paul Dickenson.
Full name is Jake Thomas Norris … Born on June 30, 1999 … Parents are Barbara and Andrew Norris … Has two older siblings, Luke and Alec … Plans to major in kinesiology at LSU.