MONTEGO BAY, St James — Olympian Jason Morgan continued his good early season form on Saturday when he broke his own discus meet record at the McNeese State University Spring Time Classic held on the university campus in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Jason Morgan on Saturday achieved his second mark at or above the ‘B’ standard mark, qualifying him for the IAAF World Athletic Championships in Moscow this summer.
Morgan threw exactly 64,00m and broke his old record by 1,33m. With the 64,00m he won the McNeese University Sprint Time classic competition against another Jamaican Shaun Haughton who was second with 53,55m. Sam Houston State University’s Brek Christensen was third with 49.90m.
Morgan, the former Calabar High and Louisiana Tech athlete, was competing for the second time this season after opening with 65.94m at a meet in Rushton, Louisiana, on March 16, the fourth best throw so far this season. Morgan was very satisfied with his performance.
“Well, I am feeling really good at this time. I have a new and positive approach to what I want to accomplish this year,” he said. “Things are falling into place.”
Morgan revealed that his early season preparation is beginning to achieve the kind of results that will serve him well when the time comes later this season, when he hopes to medal at the World Championships in Russia.
“My progression is slowly trending up as I continue to remain focused on me and on the positive support of people who never stopped believing in me,” he said. “I will continue to remain humble and patient for what is in store for me this season.”
Only Australian Julian Wruck, who has the three best throws so far (66.01m, 66.05m and 66.32m), has thrown further than Morgan, who is hoping to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this summer.
“It is a good feeling to have been at the number one spot in the world for three weeks. I am now ranked number two and I have only competed in two meets so I am confident while I continue this journey,” he said.
Also Throwholics wishes for him to throw next time the A qualifier! Good luck Jason!