Evergreen jumper 2nd at nationals

The OlympianMay 24, 2014 

Anthony Johnson, a sophomore at The Evergreen State College earned his second All-America honor with a runner-up finish in the men’s high jump Friday night at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Johnson, who entered the meet with a nation-leading mark of 6 feet, 11 inches, cleared 6-111/2.

Davenport’s Tori Brooks won the championship, clearing 7-01/2. Brooks won the indoor national title in March in Geneva, Ohio, after clearing 6-101/4. Johnson took fifth (6-9) for his first All-America recognition.

Earlier Friday, Johnson placed 11th in the long jump (21-11).

Evergreen’s other competitor, Wes Jones, was fifth in his 800-meter preliminary heat with a time of 1 minute, 53.88 seconds.

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