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LAKITTA JOHNSON

Player profile

BIO

PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Redshirt junior is making her second consecutive NCAA East Preliminary appearance in the shot put…enters the meet as the No. 19 seed…currently sits at No. 4 all-time on FSU’s top 10 list in the shot put outdoors and No. 5 indoors.

2014

Outdoor: Has continued to develop as one of the top shot putters in school history…dropped a career-best bomb of 16.04 meters (53-7.50) at the Texas Relays in her outdoor opener…placed eighth at the ACC Outdoor Championships and was runner-up at both the Crimson Tide Invitational and Seminole Twilight meets.

Indoor: Enjoyed banner season, moving up the all-time rankings in both the weight throw and shot put…finished fourth at the ACC Indoor Championships with the No. 2 weight throw mark in FSU history (20.10m/65-11.50)…also finished seventh in the shot put with a new indoor personal-best (15.55m/51-0.25) – the first 50-foot throw of her career – helping the Seminoles claim the team title…currently sits at No. 5 on FSU’s all-time indoor list in the shot put.

2013

Outdoor: Posted then career-best shot put of 14.99m (49-2.25) to place sixth at the ACC Outdoor Championships; one of three `Noles to score in the event under first-year throws coach Dorian Scott…recorded her first win at the Florida Relays, capturing the collegiate division with a mark of 14.55 (47-9).

Indoor: Unleashed a season-best weight throw of 17.95 meters (58-10.75) at the ACC Indoor Championships to place seventh…top shot put mark of the season came in the opener at the Crimson Tide Opener (14.26m/46-9.50) which she parlayed into a season-best fourth-place finish.

2012

Outdoor: Competed in five meets during her inaugural outdoor campaign for the `Noles…also dabbled in the hammer throw for the first time in her career…top shot put throw of the year came at FSU Relays, while her best finish was a fifth in the shot at the Seminole Invitational.

Indoor: Made her FSU debut after sitting out the 2011 season as a redshirt…was at her best in the final meet, placing eighth in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships with a season-best mark of 17.28m (56-8.50)…also advanced to the finals at ACC’s in the shot put with another personal best (13.43m/44-0.75).

Personal:

Was late to begin track & field career at the high school level…distinguished herself as a state champion and record-holder in weightlifting at North Marion High School…majoring in criminology…born November 26, 1991.