Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gophers Ink Thrower Luke Johnson

The University of Minnesota men's track and field team just got a little bigger and stronger.

The team recently announced the signing of Red Wing's Luke Johnson, the reigning MSHSL Class AA discus champion. Johnson was also the runner-up in the Class AA shot put this season. In 2011, Johnson marked a 190-3 discus throw and a 64-2 shot put.

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“We're very excited to add Luke Johnson to an already strong recruiting class,” said Minnesota assistant coach Lyden Reder, the team's throwing coach.

“We certainly believe Luke is capable of following in the strong tradition we've had here at Minnesota of developing our in-state talent into Big Ten and NCAA caliber throwers,” said Reder. “We're glad he's a Gopher.”

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