Johnson Reaches New Heights
Earns All-American Honors
BY JAMES GUTSCH
Geneva, Ohio – Anthony Johnson has finally etched himself into Greener legend, becoming the first track and field All-American in Evergreen history at the NAIA national championships this past Saturday. Johnson took fifth in his specialty – the high jump, after clearing 6’9 inches.
Although he fell short of expectations to win it all, he still snagged the prestigious title of All-American. Johnson literally set bar high for himself back in February when, at the UW Invitational in Seattle he cleared 7’2.25; setting a school record; a feat he has been unable to reproduce in recent competition. 7’2.25 would have won it by a landslide on Saturday, as the victor, Tori Brooks of Davenport University took the title with a 6’10.25 jump.
Also competing for the Geoducks were Wes and Les Jones. Wes took fifth in a preliminary heat in the 800-meter run, and did not advance to the final. Les took ran in the 1000-meter and finished 10th in the first heat and 19th overall.
The Evergreen outdoor track and field season opens in Chehalis, Wash., on March 15.