The 6-foot-5, 250-pound senior thrower hurled the discus 223 feet, two inches to win a national title at this month's New Balance Nationals Outdoor championships. His personal-best effort of 227-10.25 in the event this May ranked as the nation's No. 1 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. The mark also ranks No. 4 in prep history. Washington captured individual titles in the discus at both the Arizona Meet of Champions (216-6) and the Division II state meet (218-7). He earned second-place in the shot put as well at the state meet with a personal-best toss of 65-1.5.
Washington has maintained a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Arizona this fall.
Washington has volunteered locally on behalf of youth track and field programs. "Turner Washington has the physical ability, coordination and motivation to be the best that he can possibly be," said Canyon del Oro head coach Rick Glider. "With what he's got, he's going to be a champion. It's exciting to see what he does and how far he's come."