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Norris Tabbed British Junior Male Athlete of the Year

Aaron Hyder
Aaron Hyder
Asst. Communications Director

Baton Rouge, La. Jake Norris was tabbed as the British Junior Male Athlete of the Year on Friday (Nov. 23) by the British Athletics Writers Association for track and field.

Norris capped off his 2018 season with a gold medal at the IAAF U20 World Championships in July with a hammer throw of 80.65 meters (264-7). The toss of 80.65 meters with the six kilogram implement broke his own British U20 record and was the second-best throw in the world for U20 athletes this year.

Norris topped off his first collegiate season in America with a bronze showing at the NCAA Championships with an LSU record toss of 73.24 meters (240-3). The throw of 73.24 meters with the senior implement (7.26 kilograms) was the best in the world for U20 athletes in 2018.

Norris, a rising sophomore, scored points for the Tigers at both the indoor and outdoor conference meets during his freshman campaign in 2018. He registered a weight throw of 20.48 meters (67-2.25), which was a career best, at the indoor SEC meet to place seventh and score two points for LSU. At the outdoor SEC meet, he launched a hammer throw of 69.87 meters (229-03) to place fourth and earn All-SEC Freshman Team honors.

2018 Accomplishments

British U20 record holder – hammer throw

World U20 champion – hammer throw

Bronze Medal – NCAA Championships – hammer throw

2018 SEC All-Freshman Team

LSU School Record Holder – hammer throw

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