Luke Johnson  
Luke  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Red Wing, Minn.

High School:
Red Wing HS

Event:
Throws


05/02/2015

Ali Wins 3K as Gophers Grab 11 PRs

The Gophers claimed 11 personal records at Saturday's Musco Twilight.

04/18/2015

`U' Wins Seven Titles at Carleton Relays

Three Gophers each won a pair of titles over the weekend between the Tom Cat Twilight and the Carleton Relays.

04/16/2015

Gophers Claim 10 Titles at Tom Cat

Mitch Hechsel won the 800 meters at 1:49.65 - a new personal record and an O'Shaughnessy Stadium record.

04/16/2015

Gophers Set for Weekend Competitions

Minnesota will compete at three meets this week -- the Tom Cat Twilight, the Carleton Relays and the Mt. SAC Relays.

04/11/2015

Gophers Total Seven Titles on Saturday

Goaner Deng contributed 20 points with an individual title in the 800 meters and then adding a second title as part of the 4x400 meter title squad.

Johnson's Personal Records

2015 | JUNIOR 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). · At the 2015 B1G Indoor Championships, competed in the shot put event and came in with a mark of 16.39 meters (53-09.25). Outdoor: At the 2015 Baldy Castillo Invitational placed second in the discus throw with a toss of 52.91 meters (173-07). At the 2015 Hamline Invitational, won the shot put with a throw of 18.05 meters (59-02.75) and placed second in the discus with a throw of 54.40 meters (178-06). Placed second in the shot put with a throw of 17.76 meters (58-03.25) and fourth in the discus with a throw of 52.59 meters (172-06) at the 2015 Carleton Relays. At the Musco Twilight Invitational placed tenth in the discus with a throw of 52.89 meters (173-06.50) and sixth in the shot put with a throw of 17.11 meters (56-01.75).

2014 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic placed 8th in the shot put with a throw of 16.64 meters (54-07.25). Finished 7th in the Bill Bergan Invitational with a throw of 17.15 meters (56-03.25) in the shot put. At the 2014 Gene Glader Classic won the shot put with a throw of 17.23 meters (56-06.50). Finished 5th in the shot put with a throw of 16.48 meters (54-02.50) at the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational finished tenth in the discus with a throw of 50.40 meters (165-04). At the Hamline Invitational finished third in the shot put with a mark of 15.74 meters (51-07.75) and fourth in the discus with a throw of 51.63 meters (169-05). Placed 7th in the shot put at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a throw of 16.97 meters (55-08.25) and placed 19th in the discus with a throw of 51.95 meters (170-05). Placed 8th at the Musco Twilight in the shot put with a throw of 16.45 meters (53-11.75) and placed tenth in the discus with a throw of 51.45 meters (168-09). Placed second in the discus at the Mark Messersmith Invite with a toss of 55.73 meters (182-10). Finished 17th in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 16.47 meters (54-00.50) and placed 8th in the discus with a mark of 53.80 meters (176-06).

2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor:
Competed at the Big Ten Championships in shot put finishing 12th with a throw of 56-06 1/2 (17.23m)· took ninth at the Husker Invitational with a throw of 55-05 (16.89m)· won shot put at the St. Thomas Showcase. Outdoor: Took 14th in shot put at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 55-04 3/4 (16.87m)· took second at the MAC Invite with throw of 54-05.5(16.80m)· finished ninth at the UCSD Triton Invite.

2012 | REDSHIRT 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
Shot Put: 64ft. 2in