Johnson recorded a school-record throw of 180 feet, 2 inches, topping the standard of 177-10 he had set on Saturday at Long Beach State. The previous school record of 172-10 had been set by Josh Haugan in 2005.
Johnson wasn't finished there, however. The Eveleth, Minn., native won the discus with a throw of 161 feet, 3 inches, was the runner-up in the shot put with a mark of 51-7, and took third in the hammer throw with a heave of 180-2.
UND sent only throwers to the Cobber Twilight and each enjoyed significant performances.
Sophomore Alex Hickel (Grand Forks, N.D.) won the javelin with a personal-record throw of 184 feet, 9 inches. He also took sixth in the discus with a mark of 146-2.
Fellow sophomores Jakob Bissell (Plymouth, N.H.) and Roman Waldera (Minot, N.D.) each established personal records in the hammer throw. Bissell topped out at at 172 feet, 8 inches, while Waldera checked in at 171-8. The duo placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the event. Waldera also placed third in the discus with a throw of 153-7.
The Fighting Sioux will return to action May 4 at North Dakota State.
~ Go Sioux ~