Three up, three down for Anthony Johnson.
The senior from The Evergreen State College met national qualifying standards for high jump, long jump and triple jump at the Jacksons Open indoor track and field meet in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday.
His early season marks all meet the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics indoor qualifying ‘A’ standards in high, long and triple jump. His marks also put him among the nation’s best, including tops in high jump (7 feet, 1/4 inch), and to third place in the long jump (23-3 1/2) and triple jump (47-5) according to a press release from the school.
The meet at the Idaho Center’s Jackson Track was the first time Johnson has competed in triple jump. He placed second in the event, and won the long jump.
Johnson also defended his title in the high jump and is a four-time NAIA All-American in the event.
Johnson was one of eight Evergreen athletes to compete in the meet.
Hernandez named CCC player of the week
For the second week in a row, an Evergreen men’s basketball player is the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s player of the week.
Senior Alix Hernandez was selected Monday after averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds the past two games.
The Geoducks (5-6, 2-1 CCC) surpassed last season’s win total with a 93-83 win against Pacific Lutheran University on Dec. 11. Hernandez was 11 of 17 shooting for 30 points. He also pulled down seven rebounds.
Hernandez is averaging 16.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game on the season.
He is second in both categories behind junior Danny Powell, who won the award last week.
Saints games to air on Root Sports
Both the men’s and women’s Saint Martin’s University basketball teams will have a game broadcast on Root Sports later this season.
The announcement followed Monday’s game between SMU and Gonzaga, which also aired on the channel.
A total of five Great Northwest Athletic Conference games will air on Root.
The men’s program opens that window Jan. 9, when it travels to play Western Oregon University at 9 p.m. in Monmouth, Oregon.
The women’s game airs at 8 p.m. Jan. 14, when the Saints host Western Washington University at Marcus Pavilion.