Name: Alex Young
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Hammer Throw
Height: 6'2"
DOB: 9/1/1994
Birthplace: Nashville, Tenn.
Hometown: La Vergne, Tenn.
High School: La Vergne High School (La Vergne, Tenn.) ‘12
College: Gardner-Webb University, Exercise Science; Southeastern Louisiana University ‘16, Kinesiology
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 20th (hammer throw)
  • Years of participation: 2017
  • Top Finish: 20th – 2017 (hammer throw)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 USA Indoor and Outdoor Champion
  • 2017 USATF Indoor National Championships, gold (weight throw)
  • 2016 IX NACAC U23 Championships, 3rd
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, 13th
Personal: Son of Stefanie Young and has one sibling, Avrion...Enjoys fishing, video games, reflective writing, remote-controlled cars, planes and helicopters, reading lessons of life through the Bible, learning about the human psyche and physiology, and spending time in the great outdoors...Graduated in spring 2016 with a 3.83 GPA in kinesiology with concentration in sports psychology...First Lion selected to compete for the United States in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England.