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Johnson recorded a first-place shot put mark of 16.53 meters.
Johnson wins shot put at Drake's Jim Duncan Invite
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Updated: Saturday 04/22/2013 10:00:41 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- North Dakota junior thrower Shawn Johnson won the shot put today at Drake University's Jim Duncan Invitational at Drake Stadium.

A native of Eveleth, Minn., Johnson recorded a mark of 16.53 meters (54 feet, 2 ¾ inches) to top the other 15 competitors in the event. Earlier this month, Johnson recorded an NCAA qualifying mark in the shot put.

Three other juniors also recorded notable finishes for North Dakota. Ross Nelson (Apple Valley, Minn.) was the runner-up in the 10,000-meter race with a personal-record time of  32 minutes, 40.21 seconds.

Teammate Kyle Economy (Victoria, Minn.) was ninth with a time of 33:23.54.

In the 5,000-meters, Sam Saccoman (Hibbing, Minn.) was seventh with a time of 15:07.83, which was a new personal record. Freshman Parker Wharram (Independence, Minn.) also established a PR in the 5K with a time of 15:34.77.

The second and final day of competition gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m. at Drake Stadium.

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