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UK commit Landon Young named Kentucky Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of Year

Landon YoungBy LARRY VAUGHT

Lafayette junior offensive lineman Landon Young has been named the Gatorade Kentucky Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

The 6-7, 265-pound Young, a four-star prospect, won the Class AAA shot put with a throw of 55 feet, 3.5 inches and threw the discus 169-5 to also take the state championship.

He was the  2013 USATF National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships runner-up in both the shot and the discus

Young is such a versatile athlete that he also finished fourth at this year’s state wrestling meet in the 285-pound class.

Young shine off the field as well as he is a Future Farmers of America chapter officer and belongs to the Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also has volunteered as an assistant to an autistic child at his church.

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  1. Larry Pup

    Very impressive young man. Quite a player and athlete. Glad he is coming to UK.

  2. grant

    265? Must be a decieving picture..

  3. Paul

    Grant, you must have been reading my mind – -maybe an old picture ?
    That kind of resume is a big plus for UKFB.

    1. Anonymous

      Guys at 6-7 wear 265 lbs. a lot better than other guys. He does look trim though.

  4. Carter

    6-7, 265 pounds and he looks 5-10 and 145 in this pic. When he gets into the UK weight program he is going to look a thin 330. Can you say OT?

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