PORTLAND, Ore. – Improving his NAIA-best in the high jump and setting a new school record in the long jump, sophomore Anthony Johnson (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS/Pima CC) led the Evergreen Geoducks at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open in Portland, Ore.
Johnson won the high jump by over four inches, clearing 2.10m (6-10.75) to best Kelson Kawai of Pacific (Ore.). The leap was nearly two inches better than he previous outdoor best of 6-9, set last week at the Hub City Open in Centralia. He currently leads the NAIA by nearly three inches over Culver-Stockton’s Jermaine Jones and Indiana Wesleyan’s Michael Moffitt.
In the men’s long jump, Johnson broke his own school record by nearly a foot, jumping 6.83m (22-5) to take second to Jeremy Parkinson of Pacific (Ore.), who outleaped Johnson by three-quarters of an inch to earn the win. Johnson’s mark leads the Cascade Conference by over eight inches.
Junior Les Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) took 10th in the 400m dash, finishing the one-lap race in a time of 52.27. Freshman William Rhodes (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma CC) took 13th in the 100m dash, with a time of 11.79, less than four-tenths of a second off the school record of 11.4, set by David Henderson in 1985.
The Geoducks are back in action on March 29 when they head north to West Seattle Stadium for the Club Northwest Spring Break Meet.