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Los Altos grad Johnson rows in World University Games

Los Altos High School graduate Keane Johnson has been selected to represent the United States in rowing at this week’s World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Johnson played baseball at Los Altos High and was a member of the 2008 team that reached the Central Coast Section final. He was named team captain and MVP the following year, receiving the Bob Baird Scholar-Athlete Scholarship.

At Boston College, Johnson transitioned from baseball to rowing. The Los Altos native rowed varsity by his sophomore year and was team captain as a senior.

The week of his graduation this year, Johnson was invited to the US Rowing selection camp for the World University Games. He competed with the top college rowers in the nation for more than two weeks before earning a seat on the racing team.

The World University Games began in 1923 in Paris and take place every two years. The event has been held in Asia, Europe and the Americas, including the United States in 1993. This summer’s World University Games feature 27 sports and participants from 162 nations.

The rowing competition is scheduled Saturday through Monday.

For more information, visit wugusa.com.

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