Luke Johnson  
Luke  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Red Wing, Minn.

High School:
Red Wing HS

Event:
Throws


06/10/2015

Ferretti, Deng Notch All-America Performances

The Gophers have now boasted an All-American for five-straight years at the NCAA outdoor meet.

06/08/2015

Four Gophers Bound for NCAA Championships

Goaner Deng (800 meters), Luke Johnson (shot put), Gian Ferretti (hammer throw) and Luca Wieland (decathlon) will represent the Maroon & Gold at the national championship meet.

05/31/2015

Gophers Close Out NCAA Regional

Minnesota will send four competitors to the NCAA Track & Field Championships, June 10-13, in Eugene, Ore.

05/29/2015

Three Gophers Punch Tickets to Oregon

Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Luke Johnson advanced to the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.

05/28/2015

Gophers Advance Three on Day One

Minnesota continues to compete at the 2015 NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary Round on Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium.

06/11/2015

2015 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships

2015 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships

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) • at the Wisconsin Twilight finished third in the discus with a throw of 56.60 meters and second in the shot put with a throw of 18.65 meters.

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. • Favorite sports memory was winning the state discus title in high school.

Personal Best in High School

Discus: 190ft. 3in
Shot Put: 64ft. 2in