Lubbock Olympian hoping to return to Games in Rio - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Olympian hoping to return to Games in Rio

Jason Young (Source: Pete Christy, KCBD) Jason Young (Source: Pete Christy, KCBD)
Jason Young (Source: Pete Christy, KCBD) Jason Young (Source: Pete Christy, KCBD)
Jason Young (Source: Pete Christy, KCBD) Jason Young (Source: Pete Christy, KCBD)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock's Jason Young represented the USA at the 2012 games in the Discus throw.

Friday, he was out at Texas Tech for a final practice before he heads to the US Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Finishing in the Top 3 would send Young to the Olympic Games in Rio.  Friday's final workout was to prepare for next Thursday's qualifying in Eugene.

"Everything I'm doing here in Lubbock is to prepare specifically for Eugene. Trying to prepare for the wind conditions, which typically the way the wind is blowing today is how it blows in Eugene. Throwing in a closed cage.  Just trying to simulate the environment that I'll compete at in Eugene and be ready to go out and throw the qualifying distance, jump into the final and get after it."

Jason says there are 6-7 guys who have thrown the Olympic A standard, which includes him. They will fight for the Top 3 spots.

"I've done this for so long. I'm just hoping I can be ready when it counts, because it doesn't really matter what I do here today. It matters next Thursday and Friday."

Young will compete in the Discus Qualifying in Eugene next Thursday at 8 p.m. Central time in Eugene.

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