Johnson and Lancashire Selected to Academic District III Team
June 3, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. - Redshirt sophomore Garrett Johnson (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Baptist Academy) and true sophomore Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/Turton) were named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Team, announced by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) on Friday, June 3, 2005.
Johnson was selected to his first ESPN The Magazine District III team as a redshirt sophomore athletically and academically, will begin graduate studies at the beginning of the fall. He graduated in three years with a double major in political science and literature and a 3.82 grade point average. On the track, Johnson recorded the second farthest shot put throw in the world during the indoor season en route to All-American honors. In the outdoor season, he won two titles at the 2005 NCAA East Region Championship meet, taking the discus in a career best throw and winning the shot put with a mark just a quarter of an inch shy of his personal best mark. He is first on FSU's all-time shot put list and second in the discus to former national champion and Olympian Bradley Cooper.
Lancashire is also a first time selection, finishing his second academic year at FSU with a 3.89 grade point average in exercise science. The reigning ACC Most Valuable Performer for both the indoor and outdoor campaigns took home the first honor in February for his title-winning performances in the mile run and as anchor leg in the distance medley relay as well as a fourth place finish in the 3000m run. The seven-time All-ACC honoree ran a total of four races in 24 hours to help FSU edge Clemson by 2.5 points. After tripling the number of event championships he has taken in two seasons, Lancashire was awarded meet honors for the outdoor season the 800m and 1500m events, respectively, with start times only separated by 63 minutes, accounting for 20 points toward the team score. He is the third outdoor performer of the year in six seasons and first to sweep both indoor and outdoor accolades. The sophomore earned his first All-American honor with a fifth place finish in the mile at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. He will head to the NCAA Championships this weekend to compete in the 1500m run.
Johnson and Lancashire will join the rest of their teammates at the 2005 NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif., from June 8-11.