2018-19 Track and Field Roster

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

  • Position
  • Class
    Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown
    Tonganoxie, Kan.
  • Highschool
    Tonganoxie HS


Season and Career Results

WSU All-Time Top 10 Lists
#5 Indoor Heptathlon – 5,615 points (2018)
#7 Outdoor Decathlon - 7,272 points (2018)
#10 Indoor 60m Hurdles - 8.10 (2018)
2018 Outdoor Decathlon (Second)(American Athletic Conference)
2018 Indoor Heptathlon (Second)(American Athletic Conference)
2017 Indoor Heptathlon (Second)(MVC)
2017 Outdoor Decathlon (Champion)(MVC)
2016 Outdoor Decathlon (Second)(MVC)

Academic Honors
2018 Academic All-Conference
2018 Spring AD Honor Roll
2017 Fall AD Honor Roll
2018: Indoor - Completed three heptathlons, finishing top-2 in each one...Won the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge (5,615) and second at the Shocker Multi (5,447), palced top-5 in all seven decathlon events at both meets...Earned all-conference honors finishing second at the American Athletic Conference Indoor championships with a personal best 5,527 points. Outdoor - Completed two decathlons...Placed 11th at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with 6,946 points...Earned all-conference honors finishing second at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a personal best 7,272...Set a total of 13 personal bests between the 2018 indoor and outdoor season.

2017: Indoor – Competed in three heptathlons...Finished second in the Shocker Multi and Herm Wilson Invitational...Finished second with a personal best score 5,304 at the MVC Indoor Championship. Outdoor -  Competed in three decathlons...Placed fourth with 6,614 points at the Arkansas Spring Invitational...Won the MVC Outdoor Championship with a score of 7,053 points.

2016: Indoor: Was fifth in his first Valley Championship Heptathlon with 4,992 points... Personal best is 5,100 points set at the UNI/Jack Jennett Invitational... Also was 17th at the MVC Championship in the triple jump. Outdoor: Earned All-Valley honors by finishing second in the Decathlon with a career-best 6,629 points... Was also 16th in the triple jump.

2015: Redshirted in 2014-15 while competing unattached.

High School: Attended Tonganoxie High School in Tonganoxie, Kan., where he participated in track and field for two years, played football for four years and played basketball for two years… Finished ninth in the 2014 Class 4A KSHSAA State Track and Field Meet in the high jump and was the 2014 Class 4A State Champion in the triple jump... His high school personal bests include 6-2 in the high jump and 45-2 in the triple jump... Was also all-league defensive back and wide receiver in football... Was a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Drew and Amy Johnson... Has a brother, Matt... His grandfather played college football...  Also recruited by Pitt State, Baker and Emporia State... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.