Track & Fields Signs Payton Young
Track & Field - Tue, Apr. 18, 2017
LAMONI, IA – Track and Field has signed Payton Young of Union City, CA announced Head Coach Nick Ekel.
"We are happy to have Payton Young," said Ekel. "He will bring depth to our sprints and jumps core".
Payton Young will be attending Graceland University after he completes his last semester at James Logan High School this spring. During high school, he
competed as a Decathlete as well as jumps and sprints. Take a look below at some of his achievements and activities he was involved with.
High School Achievements include:
- 4 Year Varsity Track & Field Letter
- Track & Field Varsity Team Captain
- USATF National Junior Olympics Competitor in 5 Events
- AAUTF Nation Junior Olympics Competitor 3rd place Triple Jump Champ
- 3 Time League Meet TJ Champion
- Section Meet of Champions Qualifier
- 4 Year Track & Field Scholar Athlete Honors
Other Extra-Curricular Activites
- Forensics Speech & Debate Varsity Team
- Special Olympic Track and Field Volunteer Coach
- Special Olympic Multi-Sport Volunteer
- CYO Track & Field Volunteer
Payton, the son of Derwin and Robin Young, will be looking to major in Pre-Med at Graceland University.
The Graceland University Athletic Department and the Track and Field program are excited to have Payton join the Yellowjackets for next year and are looking forward to watching him rise through the college rankings in his collegiate career.
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