July 10, 2021 – On June 26th, Philmont ranger Carson Johnson had the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for the Men’s 20K Racewalk. Johnson is a sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands.
Johnson qualified for the trials with a time of 1:40.03 in the 20k racewalk in May. The qualification was preceeded by a
largely successful college season earning NAIA All-American honors for indoor and outdoor racewalking.
Johnson placed 11th at the U.S. Olympic trials with a time of 1:43.49, just 10 minutes shy of making it to the Olympics.
Johnson looks forward to training and improving his times to hopefully qualify for 2024.
“Dream big, work at it, and see where it takes you,” Carson said.
Carson is now back at Philmont to finish this summer as a ranger!
Written by Rachael Stankiewicz – MPS Marketing Manager.