Former Canyon del Oro and Arizona distance thrower Turner Washington is our Male Athlete of the Month for June for his NCAA Division I titles in the shot put and the discus.
Classified as a sophomore at ASU, he topped all others with a mark of 21.10 meters (69 feet, 2.75 inches) in the shot put on June 10 and then the discus (63.42/208-1) a day later at the Outdoor Championships at Eugene, Ore.’ Washington won the Indoor title in March. His victory in the shot put and discus automatically qualifies him as a First Team All-American.
Washington set an indoor shot put record of 21.81 (71-6.75) in the spring.
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