Johnson Earns All-America Honors in High Jump

GENEVA, Ohio – Competing on the national stage, a trio of Geoducks took part in the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship on Friday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

In the men’s high jump, freshman Anthony Johnson (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) became the first track and field All-American in school history after taking fifth place.  Johnson, the NAIA leader coming into the championship, cleared 2.06m (6-9) to earn honors. Davenport sophomore Tori Brooks won the event, clearing 2.09m (6-10.25).

Junior Wes Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) competed in the 800m run prelims, taking fifth in heat one with a time of 1:55.02 but failing to advance to Saturday’s final.  Despite not advancing, he shaved eight-tenths of a second off his seed time and will have a good chance at advancing to the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this spring.

Junior Les Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) was the last Geoduck to compete, taking part in the 1000m run.  He took 10th in the first heat with a time of 2:39.35, finishing 19th overall.

The Geoducks open up the 2014 outdoor season next Saturday at the Hub City Open at Tiger Stadium in Chehalis, Wash.  The first event is set for 9:30 a.m.


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