The previous school record had stood from 2005 through last week.
Johnson breaks own 4-day old school hammer record
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 04/25/2012 11:22:38 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
MOORHEAD, Minn. - From 2005 through last week, North Dakota's men's hammer throw record had stood untouched. Last night at the Cobber Twilight, sophomore Shawn Johnson eclipsed it for the second time in four days.

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 ~

UND Insider Weekly - 126
This week on UND Insider Weekly...We finally rip off the bandaid and talk about men's hockey's tough loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four. Baseball returns home this weekend currently tied for... MORE
Forty-three named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Ė The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office on Wednesday. MORE
Sannes signed to National Letter of Intent
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join his club in the fall of 2014. Sannes, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 13
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he saw on the turf at the Alerus Center. MORE
Captains announced for 2014
University of North Dakota soccer head coach Matt Kellogg announced the trio that will captain his squad for the 2014 season. MORE