(Updated with results) SDSU track and field assistant coach Dorian Scott will represent Jamaica in the shot put.
The 2012 Olympics will be Scott's second consecutive appearance at the games.
With a throw of 20.61 meters, Dorian Scott finished in 10th place in the men's shot put. He is the first Jamaican ever to make the shot put finals.
(Updated 2:25 pm, August 3, 2012)
San Diego State University assistant track and field coach Dorian Scott, competing for Jamaica and with a distance of 20.31 meters, has qualified for the finals of the men's shot put. The finals will take place today at 12:30 p.m. PST.
(Updated 7 a.m. August 3, 2012)
San Diego State University assistant coach Dorian Scott qualified for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games on Sunday after a herculean shot put of 20.72 meters.
The distance placed him first at Jamaica’s track and field championships.
The throw eclipsed both his previous season long of 20.23 meters as well as the Olympics ‘A’ qualifying standard of 20.50, catapulting Scott to his second consecutive Olympic Games. While representing Jamaica at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Scott finished 15th overall with a throw of 19.94 meters.
More About Scott
Scott is a two-time World Championship finalist, finished sixth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, is an NCAA All-American and a Pan American Games silver medalist.
He is a seven-time national champion for Jamaica, Central American and Caribbean Games gold medalist and the Jamaican national and junior national record holder in the shot put.
Scott completed his first season as the Aztecs’ throwing coach this year, helping guide senior Whitney Ashley to the NCAA title in the discus. He previously held the same position at his alma mater, Florida State.
Other Aztec success
In addition to Scott, SDSU’s Shanieka Thomas placed third in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 13.64 meters, falling just shy of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.
Thomas, a native of Clarendon, Jamaica, was the NCAA runner-up in the same event earlier this month, where she broke the school record three times to finish her sophomore campaign. Her final leap of 13.96 meters was a Mountain West Conference record.