QHS graduate Johnson earns All-American honor in final NCAA championships appearance


University of Iowa senior Jordan Johnson, a Quincy High School graduate, earned second-team All-American honors in the discus after finishing 16th at the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Ore. | Photo courtesy University of Iowa

EUGENE, Ore. — Jordan Johnson’s final throw of his collegiate track and field career earned him one final major accolade.

The University of Iowa senior and Quincy High School graduate was named a second-team All-American on Friday night after finishing 16th in the discus at the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships, held at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

Johnson unleashed a throw of 56.74 meters (186 feet, 2 inches) in third and final attempt. He had a throw of 56.51 meters (185 feet, 4 inches) on his first attempt and and faulted on his second attempt.

“Jordan has had a fantastic career,” Iowa throws coach Ray Robinson said in a press release. “He represents what it means to be a Hawkeye to the fullest. Being a two-time All-American is an incredible accomplishment. He is the ultimate teammate and competitor. What he had to battle through in the past year injury wise makes this feat even more amazing.”

South Alabama senior Francois Prinsloo won the national title with a throw of 63.51 meters (208 feet, 4 inches).

This is the second All-America honor of Johnson’s career. He was a first-team All-American in 2022 when he finished eighth in the discus at the national championships.

Johnson won back-to-back Class 3A state championships in the discus in 2018 and ’19, setting the QHS program record in both the discus and the shot put. 

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