The Gophers return to action next Saturday with a pair of regional meets - the Bethel Open in St. Paul and the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.
Minnesota is coming off a big dual win against Wisconsin last weekend and return to home action this weekend.
The University of Minnesota men's track & field program dominated a rare dual meet on Saturday afternoon against Border Battle rival Wisconsin, picking up a 98-59 win over the Badgers.
Minnesota picked up three titles on Saturday at the Minnesota Open.
The Gophers dominated its season opener on Saturday to the tune of 14 individual titles.
2015 Season - Indoor: Won the shot put event at the 2015 Northwest Open at 17.32 meters (56-10.00 ft.).• At the 2015 Minnesota Open he took home the title with a throw of 17.41 meters (57-01.5 ft.).• In a border battle dual at Wisconsin, he won the shot put event with a throw of 18.68 meters (61-03.50 ft.). • Won the shot put event at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic with a throw of 18.41 meters (50-05.00).
2012 Season: Redshirted.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Red Wing High School • high school coaches were Mike Ehlers, Pete Eberlein, Adam Nelson and Tom Johnson (father)• six-time All-State (three times in shot, three in discus) • four-time All-Conference in shot put • three-time All-Conference in discus • two-time section champion in discus • section champion in shot put • finished fourth in the shot put in his sophomore year and fifth in the discus • took second in the discus and fourth in the shot put in his junior year • state champion in the discus his senior year and second in the shot put • lettered three times in football and four times in track.
Personal: Born July 10, 1992 • undecided on major • son of Tom and Malissa Johnson • has four siblings Erick (26), Tina (23), Ben (21) and Grahm (13) • high school coach Mike Ehlers is a former Minnesota Thrower • enjoys playing the guitar, golf, pool and basketball.
Personal Best in High School
Discus: 190ft. 3in