BUFFALO, NY - Former UB athlete Jonathan Jones continued his dominance in the throwing circle this weekend as he claimed the NACAC Senior Championships title in the shot put on Sunday. Jones earned his first-ever NACAC title with a Championship record throw of 20.54m.
2015 NCAA National Champion in the shot put, Jones dominated the field in Costa Rica on Sunday as he had a giant throw on his second attempt (20.54m), setting the Senior Championship meet record in the process. Jones had only one more throw count but held off the field to claim the title, defeating second place finisher Darrell Hill by a wide margin as he had a best throw of 19.67m. Although he set the Championship record with the toss, Jones didnt set a career-best mark as he had a heave of 20.92m at the USATF Championships in June.
Junior decathlete Mike Morgan also represented team USA this weekend at the Thorpe Cup in Marburg, Germany. The Thorpe Cup is an international track and field competition between the USA and Germany with teams composed of seven males and seven females who compete in the decathlon and heptathlon.
After earning a spot on team USA, Morgan performed at a high level this weekend as he took home a seventh place finish out of 14 competitors. Morgan also finished second on team USA overall in the event. He closed out his impressive junior campaign with a second place finish in the high jump and a fourth place finish in the pole vault overall.