SignUp
Johnson's throw of 53.84 meters just missed his personal record in the discus.
Johnson sparkles at NCAA West Prelims
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Tuesday 05/24/2013 12:01:44 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

AUSTIN, Texas -- Junior Shawn Johnson, the University of North Dakota's first-ever competitor at the NCAA Track and Field Preliminary Championships, finished 19th among 48 throwers today in the discus.

Johnson, who entered the NCAA West Prelims ranked 31st nationally, vaulted up those rankings after just missing his personal record with a throw of 53.84 meters (176 feet, 8 inches).

The Eveleth, Minn., native logged the second-best throw in his 16-man preliminary flight. Johnson's 19th-place overall effort left him just shy of a berth in the discus finals, which takes the top 16 preliminary finishers.

Johnson, an all-Big Sky Conference performer this year, will compete in the shot put on Friday, while teammate D'Monte Farley (Fr., Cottage Grove, Minn.) will compete in the triple jump on Saturday.

On the women's side, freshman Jayd Eggert (Minot, N.D.) will compete in the javelin on Saturday.

Final UND Fan Luncheon of the year set for Friday
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Three head coaches and a pair of student-athletes will make appearances at the final UND Fan Luncheon of the season on Friday, April 25 at Alerus Center. MORE
UND Insider Weekly - 126
This week on UND Insider Weekly...We finally rip off the bandaid and talk about men's hockey's tough loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four. Baseball returns home this weekend currently tied for... MORE
Forty-three named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office on Wednesday. MORE
Sannes signed to National Letter of Intent
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join his club in the fall of 2014. Sannes, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 13
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he saw on the turf at the Alerus Center. MORE

North Dakota Basketball

3 NCAA titles, 15 conference championships
2013 Big Sky Conference regular season champions
2013 Big Sky Tournament champions
2010, 2012 Great West Conference champions


advertisement