Events: Hammer Throw (240-3), Weight Throw (67-2.25)
2018 U20 World Champion (Hammer Throw)
2018 First Team All-American (Hammer Throw)
2018 All-SEC Freshman Team
British U20 Hammer Throw Record Holder
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
Top 10 LSU Marks
No. 1 – Hammer Throw – 240-3
No. 7 – Weight Throw – 67-2.25
2018 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Scored six points for LSU at the NCAA Championships with a school record heave of 73.24 meters (240-03) to place third ... top freshman finisher at the SEC Championships after registering a throw of 69.87 meters (229-03) to finish fourth overall ... British U20 hammer throw record holder with a heave of 80.65 meters (264-7) with the six-pound implement in July to win world U20 title ... captured five titles as a freshman ... won hammer throw titles at the Louisiana Classics (70.98 meters/232-10), Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational (72.70 meters/238-6), Battle on the Bayou (70.04 meters/229-9), Miami Hurricane Invitational (68.86 meters/225-11) and LSU Alumni Gold (71.72 meters/235-4) ... picked up a pair of second-place showings in the hammer throw at the Texas Relays (71.06 meters/233-2) and LSU Invitational (72.64 meters/238-4).
2018 INDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Registered a personal-best weight throw of 20.48 meters (67-2.25) at the SEC Championships to place seventh ... finished second at the Corky Classic with a weight throw of 18.36 meters (60-3) ... garnered bronze with a heave of 19.79 meters (64-11.75) at the Razorback Invitational in the weight throw ... placed fourth in the weight throw at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational with a toss of 19.47 meters (63-10.50).
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.