Louisiana Tech Alumnus Jason Morgan Finishes 39th in Discus at Olympics



Aug. 6, 2012

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LONDON, United Kingdom - Louisiana Tech alumnus Jason Morgan finished 39th in the men’s discus competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London Monday.

Morgan threw 188-6 (57.46m) as he finished 19th in Group A and 39th overall in the competition for Jamaica. Only the top 12 throwers advance to the medal round.

Although this was Morgan’s first appearance in Olympic competition, he is no stranger to the international circuit. He has competed in several World Championship meets across the globe.

A native of Jamaica, Morgan holds the Jamaican national record in the discus but still resides and trains in Ruston, La. His personal best discus throw was set this year in Natchitoches, La. with a throw of 215-3 (65.61m).

The third and final athlete with Louisiana Tech ties to compete in the Olympics is up on Tuesday as Chelsea Hayes will compete in the women’s long jump for the United States. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. CT at Olympic Stadium and can be watched live on NBCOlympics.com.

Last Friday, Louisiana Tech alumna Ayanna Alexander finished 14th in the women’s triple jump as she competed for her native Trinidad & Tobago. A 2005 graduate of Tech, Alexander currently resides in Virginia.

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