Former Norfolk High track & field standout Jared Schuurmans missed out on the cut of the Discus event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon last night.
The top three qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games, July 23-August 8. He finished 16th on the first night of the event. Schuurmans’ throws were 193’01, 187’07, & 187’06. The mark to advance last night to this evening’s finals was 194’01. Schuurmans was the American national discus champion in 2015 and went on to place 29th in the World Championships. He was the silver medalist at the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival and was a national finalist for the first time at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, ending in seventh place. Schuurmans also was a member of the United States team at the Pan American Games in 2016. He also won an NAIA Discus title in 2010 while at Doane College and the Discus Class ‘A’ State Championship in 2006.