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2013 Spring Issue 2 (April 19, 2013)

Johnson Earns MIAC Field Athlete of the Week Award

April 23, 2013
By Courtesy of the MIAC Staff

Carleton College’s Avery Johnson was both outstanding and clutch in her first collegiate javelin victory Saturday at the Norse Relays hosted by Luther (Iowa) College. Johnson pulled out her first-place finish on her final throw to prevail in an exciting back-and-forth competition, recording one of the top throws in school history in the process. For her performance, Johnson was named the MIAC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week.  

Johnson got off to a good start in the javelin Saturday at Luther, taking the lead with just two rounds remaining. However,  a Luther student-athlete pulled ahead on the second-to-last round, leaving Johnson with just one more chance. She came through in a big way, recording a throw of 36.78 meters on her final attempt to pull back in front and secure the win. The distance is her personal best and the fifth-best javelin performance in Knights’ history. It ranks second in the MIAC this season, less than one meter behind the leader.

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