Jason Coon
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bernville, Pa.
High School: Schuylkill Valley (Kansas State)
Event(s): Throws

PERSONAL RECORDS

SP: 17.05m at the NCAA DIII outdoor Championships (La Crosse, Wis.), May 24-26

DT: 35.27m at the Muskingum Invite (New Concord, Ohio), April 9-10, 2016

HT: 30.40m at the Emory Invitational (Atlanta, Ga.), March 18-19, 2016


2017-18 (outdoor): Set a program record and earned All-American status with a third-place throw of 17.04 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (May 24-26) … All-Great Lakes Region … CoSIDA Academic All-District … Academic All-OAC … placed second to earn All-OAC honors at the OAC Outdoor Championships (April 27-28) with a 16.07-meter mark … won the shot put at the Great Lakes NCAA Final Qualifying Meet (May 17) with a 16.43-meter throw … picked up four first-place finishes and four additional top-five finishes. 

2017-18 (indoor): Shot put All-American with a seventh-place throw of 16.25 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … OAC shot put champion at the OAC Indoor Championships (Feb. 23-24) with a throw of 16.77 meters, the second-best indoor throw in program history … All-Great Lakes Region selection … threw the shot put eight times prior to nationals and won seven of those competitions. 

2015-16 (indoor): All-Great Lakes Region (shotput) … All-OAC (shotput) … won the indoor conference championship in the shotput with a toss of 15.74 meters …finished third or better in each of his first three meets to begin his Capital career … won the shot at the OAC Split Meet (1/23) with a 15.27-meter toss … placed inside the top-5 at eight meets and inside the top-10 in all nine indoor meets this season … finished runner-up in two different meets, including his first meet in Purple and White … currently ranks second on the Capital Top-10 list in the shotput with his indoor personal record of16.04 meters. 

2015-16 (outdoor): All Great Lakes Region (shotput) … All-OAC (shotput) … qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the shotput … placed 10th at the NCAA National Championship (5/27) after throwing 16.33 meters, missing the final cut … won the shotput twice during the outdoor season, including Muskingum All-Ohio Championships with a 14.83-meter throw and then again the following week at the All-Ohio Division III Championship with a throw of 16.16 meters … finished runner-up in the shotput at the OAC Outdoor Championship behind a throw of 15.69 meters … set a new personal record of 16.55 meters at the All-Great Lakes Elite Meet (5/19) which qualified him for Nationals … also set highs in the discus (35.27m, 4/9) and hammer throw (30.40m, 3/18) … became the first NCAA qualifier for Capital since Emma McCarron (steeplechase) and Emily Sheets (discus) in 2003, and the first male since Josh Woods (long jump) in 2012 to qualify for Nationals … also marks the first male thrower to qualify for Nationals since Bobby Jones tossed the javelin in 2005 … is the first male to qualify in the shot put since Crusaders legend Rick Meindl did so in 1979, and only the second male to qualify in the event in Capital history. 

Personal: Transferred from Kansas State University ... majoring in electronic media and film ... mother is Diana York ... attended Shcuylkill Valley High School where he was a 2013 Indoor Pennsylvania State Champion and was a PIAA runner up the same year ... career ambition is to work in film and media.