Junior McKay Johnson has become the latest Cal track and field athlete to be struck down by injury.
“McKay is hurt and won’t be competing this year,” stated Cal track and field Sports Information Director Jared Prescott. “He was injured. It was a nontrack-related accident and he’s going to be redshirting this year.”
Johnson had competed at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in shot put, finishing in eighth and repeating as a first-team All-American. He then missed several meets in order to recover from the national championships and subsequently sustained his season-ending injury.
The thrower took second place in both the shot put and discus at last season’s Pac-12 Championships. His presence will be sorely missed by the Cal track and field team, which will likely look to Joshua Johnson, Iffy Joyner and Malik McMorris, among others, to earn points at this weekend’s Big Meet and next month’s Pac-12 Championships.McKay Johnson will join fellow field athletes Lauren Martinez and Noelle Schiller on the injured list. All three have sustained injuries that cut short their potentially excellent seasons.
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