Johnston, Arthur Earn Second-Team All-America Honors
June 5, 2013
Sophomore Madison Johnston and senior Jon Arthur were named second-team All-America following their performance Wednesday evening in the opening round of the competition at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. In addition to the All-America honors, SFA posted two school records and had one athlete advance to the finals in the 400 meters.
Johnston displayed the calm of a veteran despite her sophomore status uncorking a school-record throw of 162-0 in the javelin to place ninth. Arthur wrapped up his career with a 13th-place finish in the shot put. He finished the day with a toss of 60-4 to crack the nation's top 15. The All-America honor is the first national honor for both athletes.
The highlights didn't just come from SFA throwers. Junior sprinter Cass Brown-Stewart opened the meet for SFA by blazing across the finish line with a school record time of 45.62 to finish seventh in the in the 400-meters. Brown-Stewart's finish qualified him for Friday's final. The race is slated for a 6:05 (8:05 Nacogdoches time) p.m. start.
The Lumberjacks' 4x400-meter team will look to move into the finals when they step on the track for their semifinal race Thursday. The 1,600-meter relay is slated for a 6:40 (8:40 Nacogdoches time) p.m. start.