The Gophers have now boasted an All-American for five-straight years at the NCAA outdoor meet.
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.
Minnesota will send four competitors to the NCAA Track & Field Championships, June 10-13, in Eugene, Ore.
Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Luke Johnson advanced to the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
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.
2015 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships
Johnson's Personal Records
2015 | JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: Turned in victories for the Maroon and Gold in the shot put at the Northwest Open, the Wisconsin Duel, and the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Represented the Golden Gophers with top three finishes at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Hamline Invitational, the Carelton Relays, and the Wisconsin Twilight.
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
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.
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
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