Jason Morgan, currently ranked 2nd in the world list with 65.94m, threw 63.47m at Southeastern Louisana University. Once again he continued his good early season form when he AGAIN broke a meet record at the Southeastern Lion Invitational.
Morgan set a new meet record with his useful 63.47m. Morgen was alone past the 60m line. Adonson Shallow fell 11m short for 2nd place. Shallow’s solo legal throw was his 2nd round 52.50m. Brett Olsen went 51.52m for 3rd.
Jason Morgan on the other hand, besides a 3rd round throw of 57.48m, was able to throw all above 60m. He started with 62.75m which already saved him the first place.
Morgan, the former Calabar high school and Louisiana Tech athlete, was competing for the 3rd 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 as he mentioned on Facebook:
“Its another day to give God thanks. I throw today and break another meet and facility record. That’s 3 straight. God is on my side. I’m thankful and humble. It was cold. 50 degree. I threw 63.47m. I was struggling to get warm up”, said Jason Morgan.
Morgan continued in the second round with 63.47m, which he could not improve any further during the following rounds. But still he managed to present himself in a good shape.
The third round was the weakest with 57.48m followed by 61.71m in the fourth, 60.98m in the fifth and 61.28m in the final round.
“I have three 63m throws during this season and so I feel okay with that. Especially not having the best weather”, said Morgan.
As mentioned in the previous article already Jason would like to improve further and 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 three meets so I am confident while I continue this journey,” he said.
The final results: HERE