Penn State Harrisburg National Championships
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (Discus Throw) | 2019
Penn State Harrisburg's Cameron Yon became the first student-athlete in school history to win a national championship when he secured gold in the discus throw at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on May 23, 2019.
One day after being named the 2019 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mideast Regional Field Athlete of the Year, Yon entered the competition with the top mark in the nation in the event and backed it up with a throw of 51.66 meters; a mark good enough to secure him the national title and the third USTFCCCA All-America honor of his illustrious career.
Yon was the first athlete in program history to qualify for an NCAA Championship event as a freshman in 2016. The Patuxent River, Md. native was also the first Penn State Harrisburg athlete to earn all-America honors, winning bronze in the event during his first trip to the national meet. His final achievement topped them all, as he clinched the school's first-ever national championship in his last collegiate outing.