Male Athlete of the Month

Male Athlete of the Month: Former CDO track & field athlete Turner Washington

Turner Washington started his college career at Arizona but transferred to ASU in 2018 because he wanted to train with the Sun Devils’ distance throwing coach (ASU photo)

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.

Turner Washington while at CDO (Andy Morales/


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March 2021: Sunnyside grad, Penn State wrestler Roman Bravo-Young

April 2021: Tucson High grad, Arizona track athlete Johnnie Blockburger

May 2021: Mountain View track and field athlete Sam Halaufia

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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