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MICHELLE JOHNSON SKOG
Events: 400H
Height: 5-7
Weight: 132
PRs: 100H - 12.88 (1998); 400H - 54.15 (2000)
Born: April 12, 1974, in Portland, Ore.
Current Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
High Schools: Vacaville (Calif) '91; Paradise Valley HS (Ariz.) '92
College: Arizona '96
Coach: Fred Harvey
Agent: Tony Manjarrez
Club: Tucson Elite

Career Highlights: 1999 U.S. 400H runner-up; 4th at 2001 USA Outdoor Championships; 4th at 1998 Goodwill Games; 3rd at 1999 Pan American Games.

Johnson Skog started running at age 7 in youth track programs in Gresham, Oregon: 'My brother ran so I ran. I was pretty good when I was little. We got to go to TAC Youth Nationals, where I would always finish second to some girl.'...earned her degree in family studies at Arizona...disliked running the 300 hurdles in high school, but became a 400m hurdle specialist in college...her stellar 1998 season brought more improvement in the 100 hurdles, and now she says, 'I could go either way. That's the beauty of it.' Johnson Skog married Ryan Skog, a member of the Army National Guard, on March 30, 2002.

2001: 4th at US Outdoors 400mH (56.21) won at Indianapolis (56.45) ranked #4 in U.S by T&FN best of 55.87.
2000: 6th in 100H qualifying (13.69), 2nd in 400H semifinal qualifying (55.46) at Olympic Trials... ranked #5 in U.S. in 400H by T&FN... bests of 13.24 and 55.31.
1999: 2nd at USA Champs...3rd at Pan American Games....6th at World Champs...ranked #8 (#2 U.S.) in world by T&FN...best of 54.15.
1998: 2nd in 400H (54.80 PR) at USA Champs...won 100H (12.88 PR), 2nd in 400H (55.26) at Arizona Elite Classic...4th in 400H (55.18) at Goodwill Games...ranked #2 in U.S. at 400H, #8 in U.S. at 100H by T&FN...bests of 12.88 and 54.80.
1997: 6th in 400H (56.51) at USA Champs...ranked #5 in U.S. at 400H by T&FN...bests of 13.20 and 55.06.
1996: 7th in 55H semi (7.81) at NCAA Indoor...won 400H (57.56) in Pac-10; 2nd in 100H (13.58)... 6th in 400H (57.81) at NCAAs; 6th in 100H semi (13.38)...5th in 400H semis (58.90) at Olympic Trials; 8th in 100H semis (13.84)...bests of 13.29 and 56.71.
1995: 7th in 55H semi (7.92) at NCAA Indoor...2nd in 100H (13.50), 3rd in 400H (57.78) in Pac-10...7th in 400H (57.90) at NCAA; 6th in 100H semi (13.85)...8th in 400H (58.92) at USA Champs... ranked #10 in U.S. at 400H by T&FN...bests of 13.50 and 57.26.
1994: 8th in 400H in Pac-10...7th in 400H heat (61.57) at NCAA...bests of 13.96 and 58.47.
1993: 5th in 100H at Pac-10 Champs...bests of 13.76w and 63.95.
1992: Best of 14.35.
1991: Best of 14.26 (low hurdles).

4/30/02