Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Former CDO track athlete Turner Washington

Turner Washington was a nine-time All-American at ASU (ASU photo)

Former Canyon del Oro standout Turner Washington, who completed his career at ASU this year, unleashed a throw of 217 feet, 3 inches (66.22 meters) on his final attempt June 9 to capture his second NCAA discus championship and fifth individual title overall.

Washington also earned a silver medal in the shot put.

His final throw in the discus earned him his ninth All-America honor.

The performance earns him the Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month for June.

During his career at CDO, he was the 2017 silver medalist at the Pan-Am Junior Championships in the discus throw and was named the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Arizona after winning a national title at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championships with a toss of 223’0 feet (67.97m) in the discus throw.

He set a personal-best of 227’10.25 feet (69.44m) in May of 2017, good for the top prep mark in the country and is the fourth-best in prep history.


January 2023: Sabino basketball player Weston Haebig
February 2023: Sunnyside wrestler Sergio Vega
March 2023: Catalina Foothills baseball player Ethan Bell
April 2023: Tucson baseball player Gennaro Brito
May 2023: Rincon/University track & field athlete Nathaniel Curtiss
June 2023: Former CDO track athlete Turner Washington

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. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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