Clay Jamison is on his way to be one of Suffolk’s best throwers. The Huntington High School junior grabbed All-League honors during the indoor season and he’s looking to climb a little bit higher on the ladder this spring.
Ever since he was a five year old kindergartener at Washington Primary School, Jamison has been viewed through an athletic lens. His father Todd was a star quarterback for St. John’s University, winning first team All-American honors in 1983.
The Huntington teenager competed in the shot put and weight throw for the Blue Devils this past winter. “He showed tremendous improvement,” head coach Ron Wilson said.
Jamison threw a personal best 46-05 feet in shot put to place fifth at the county meet. He went on to throw 47-feet in weight throw to finish sixth in Suffolk in that event.
“He is one big dude,” Wilson said. “We are excited about Clay competing in the outdoor season this spring. We can’t wait to see how it will benefit him going into next winter.”
Jamison isn’t a big talker, but he has a wicked sense of humor. He was recently named the Huntington varsity football team’s Most Improved Award recipient for his “hard work and commitment” last fall. The teenager was a second team All-Division player for the Blue Devils.
The junior has been working on his throwing technique with Wilson and is hoping to notch additional personal bests in coming weeks. His father believes he’s capable of reaching distances of 50-plus feet.
“Clay is as strong as a horse; there’s no reason he can’t compete with Suffolk’s best,” Wilson said.