The senior from Lakewood, Ill., tied for sixth in the first round of competition at the 2014 NCAA West Prelims, clearing 5.36 meters (17-07 ft.).
The Gophers list 16 team members competing in individual events at the regional meet as well as the 4x400 meter relay team.
Four returning outdoor All-Americans will lead the charge for Minnesota with two-time honoree Jacob Capek attempting to capture his third career accolade in the 4x400 meter relay.
Minnesota totaled 44 points over the three-day event at Purdue's Rankin Track & Field including several top-10 performances on Sunday in the meet finale.
Minnesota returns to action next weekend at the Big Ten championships in Lafayette, Ind.
2013 Season- Indoor: Took second in shot put at the Snowshoe Open with a throw of 57-10 1/4 (17.63) At the Big Ten Championships took ninth in shot put with mark of 57-09 (17.50m) Took second at Northwestern Open 55-09 3/4 (17.01m). Outdoor: Finished second in shot put at the Baldy Castillo with a throw of 55-00 (16.87m) took eighth in discus at the Baldy Castillo with throw of 164-05 (50.12m) saw third place finish at the Hamline Invitational in discus with a throw of 163-10 (49.95m).
Gophers Return to Action at ISU Classic
The Iowa State Classic is the longest running track and field meet hosted by Iowa State University.
Johnson Named USATF Minnesota Athlete of the Month
The senior captain won all three shot put competitions he participated in during the month of January.
Gophers Pace Shot Put at Bethel
True freshman Johnathan Tharaldsen qualified for the USA Track & Field Junior Championship with his personal record on Saturday.