Johnson Closes Iowa's Season as 2nd-Team All-American

EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Jordan Johnson concluded his Hawkeye career as an All-American in the discus on Friday night at Hayward Field.

Competing in flight one, Johnson sailed the disc 56.74 meters (186’ 2”) on his third attempt to place 16th and earn second-team All-America honors.

Johnson battled through an early season injury and reached the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2022.

“I’m very proud of how Jordan competed this season after starting the year off dealing with an injury,” Iowa Director of Track and Field Joey Woody said. “He fought back and competed well at the Big Ten Championships and West Regional to qualify for this weekend. He has had a great career as a Hawkeye and we will miss him wearing the Iowa uniform.”

The Quincy, Illinois, native finishes his career with Iowa’s sixth-best mark in the discus. Johnson holds the program’s tenth-best distance in the weight throw.

“Jordan has had a fantastic career,” throws coach Ray Robinson added. “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. I am very grateful to have coached him as a collegiate and look forward to continuing our journey together next year and beyond.”

The Hawkeyes’ men’s team finished the NCAA Championships with two points, courtesy of javelin first-team All-American Mike Stein.

“This has been a season of many highs and some lows. I thought the women had a terrific indoor season and then didn’t quite get that momentum back during the outdoor season. We did have some outstanding performances, in particular, Kat Moody winning the Big Ten discus title and then seeing Paige set the school record in the 100 hurdles this week. I thought the men had a tough Big Ten indoor championship meet but then turned it around at the NCAA Championships, finishing top 10 and having the first men’s NCAA champion since 1998. We had nice performances outdoors with school records and several top 10 all-time bests. Unfortunately, we had some critical injuries this season that we couldn’t overcome at Big Ten’s and therefore didn’t qualify more to the NCAA finals. I was very proud of how the men didn’t fold. We believe we have a top 10 NCAA team, but we need to get everyone healthy and on the track together to give us a shot to make that happen. I am excited about who we return next year and our terrific recruiting class. I believe we have many individuals who can contribute to our overall team goals right away.”

Men’s Discus
16. Jordan Johnson – 56.74 meters (186’ 2”)

UP NEXT: The Hawkeyes have concluded their collegiate outdoor season. Members of the team that have qualified for the Olympic Trials will return to Hayward Field from June 21-30. More details will follow regarding members of the Iowa track and field program that will compete in the Olympic Trials.