MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – On Thursday, Oct. 10, Penn State Harrisburg will commemorate the historic achievement of track & field thrower Cameron Yon becoming the first student-athlete in school history to win a national championship with a ring ceremony at the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre in the Student Enrichment Center (SEC).
Penn State Harrisburg Chancellor Dr. John Mason will join senior associate dean for academic affairs and administration Dr. Omid Ansary, athletic director Rahsaan Carlton and head coach Danielle Lynch as speakers at the event, with Dr. Mason also presenting Yon and Lynch with special national championship rings during the ceremony. The event will wrap up with Yon addressing the guests in attendance.
The Cameron Yon National Championship Ring Ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Kulkarni Theatre. An ice cream social will be held following the event in the lobby outside the theatre for all guests. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with and take photos with Yon following the celebration.
Those who wish to reserve their seats can do so by registering for the presentation at this link.
This past May, Yon entered the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with the top mark in the nation in the discus throw and backed it up with a toss of 51.66 meters; a mark good enough to secure him the national title and the third U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country All-America honor of his illustrious career.
The Patuxent River, Md. native was the first athlete in program history to qualify for an NCAA Championship event as a freshman in 2016. He 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, with his most-recent effort clinching the school's first-ever national championship.