At the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona added seven additional entries to the program's total for the finals in Eugene.
After a rain-delayed second day of competition at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona had five student-athletes advance to finals of the NCAA Championships.
The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and fields will compete in the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round on May 23-25.
Senior Taylor Freeman posted a personal best on Saturday as the Tucson Elite Classic finished up at Roy P. Drachman.
The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams both have athletes competing in the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.
2012 NCAA Outdoor All-American
2012: Indoors, Johnson posted a personal-best mark of 61-4 in the weight throw, good for fifth place at the MPSF Championships ... At the Boise State Team Challenge, Johnson had a toss of 58-6.75, good for second place ... Outdoors, Johnson earned All-America status, making him the first Wildcat to earn All-America honors in the men's hammer throw since Tapio Kolunsarka in 1997 ... He threw 209-7 at the NCAA Championships, good for eighth place overall ... His personal-best mark of 213-5 came at the NCAA West Preliminaries, where Johnson earned a third-place finish and punched his ticket for the NCAA Championships ... His mark of 213-5 is the third-best toss in Arizona history ... At the Pac-12 Championships, Johnson took fourth place with a toss of 204-8.
2011: He redshirted the indoor season ... During the outdoor season, Johnson set a personal best at the NCAA West Preliminaries in the hammer throw with a mark of 210-6 to place seventh ... At the Pac-10 Championships, he threw 205-3 and earned all-conference honors.
2010: Competing indoors, Johnson was a productive weight thrower, placing ninth at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a throw of 58-3.75. He redshirted the outdoor season.
2009: Johnson qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 192-11, set at the Pac-10 Championships ... Finished just shy of all-conference honors at the meet with his ninth-place finish ... Also competed in Trinidad at the 2009 Pan-American Junior Championships in the hammer throw, finishing fifth ... Was third at the U.S. Junior National Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Holds the Bishop Gorman High School record in the discus throw at 188-9 ... Competed in the Nevada 4A State Championships three times and finished second in the discus his senior year ... Won the hammer throw at the Great Southwest Meet in 2008 in the hammer throw.
PERSONAL: Son of Scott and Margaret Johnson in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Majoring in economics and with a minor in general business.