SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Coastal Carolina junior Mark Johnson (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) placed in the top eight in the finals of the pole vaulting championships and earn All-American honors for the first time in his career at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Sacramento State Friday evening, June 10.
Johnson, a seven time individual pole vaulting champion this season, cleared 5.15m/16'10.75" in the pole vault finals to tie for eighth place before missing on his second height of 5.30m/17'4.50". But the CCU pole vaulter still earned All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time. He became the second CCU track athlete to achieve All-American honors this season. The first being sophomore Chasity Johnson (North Charleston, S.C./Fort Dorchester) in the indoor triple jump.
For the women Coastal Carolina's Chasity Johnson qualified for the finals in the outdoor triple jump as she cleared 13.25m/43'05.75 on her third jump to place eighth. It was the second longest jump of the season and her career for Chasity Johnson and it placed her in the top 12, earning her a place in tonight's 8:30 p.m. final.