Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete Cameron Yon, of Patuxent River, Maryland, made college history on May 26 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, claiming the bronze medal in discus, with a career high toss of 53.19m.
Yon is the first Penn State Harrisburg track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in school history. He came into the contest ranked 14th in the country.
A freshman, Yon has claimed multiple wins at various competitions, including a Capital Athletic Conference Championship. He also took second in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
"We are proud of Cameron's performance all season long. He has set a standard for all Penn State Harrisburg athletes,” said Danielle Lynch, head track and field coach. “Cameron rose to the level of his competition and came to play improving from 14th to finish third. This is an amazing feat and one that will be talked about for years to come.”
This is a major accomplishment for Penn State Harrisburg’s young track and field teams, entering just their second year of competition.