PRs: 1:44.77 (2004)
Born: March 5, 1982 in Abilene, Texas
Current Residence: Abilene, Texas
High School: Abilene (Texas) 01
College: Texas Tech University 05
Coach: Harold Laguerre
Agent: Ray Flynn
Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic Trials champion; 2004 NCAA champ; 2003 NCAA runner-up
Johnson’s first post-collegiate season in 2006 was a strong one, ending with him being ranked #5 in the in the U.S. in the men’s 800 meters by Track & Field News. Johnson concluded his collegiate career at Texas Tech in 2005 with nine All-America honors, four consecutive Big 12 titles and 16 all-conference honors. Johnson is Tech's first male track and field national champion and he was a semifinalist in the 800M at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens as Tech's first male Olympian. During his junior year in 2004, Johnson assumed command of the men’s 800 meters in the U.S. with his wins at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and later that summer at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento, where he won with a personal best of 1:44.77, the fastest time by an American in 2004. A 2001 graduate of Abilene High School in Texas, four-time All-American Jonathan Johnson made an immediate impact on the collegiate track and field scene as a freshman, winning the 2002 Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor titles while achieving the IAAF “A” qualifying standard for the 2003 World Championships with his fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (1:45.81) … Johnson was the first Texas Tech male to earn four All-American honors as a freshman…his time of 1:45.81 in the finals of 2002 NCAA Outdoors was the fastest time ever at Nationals for an American freshman…a two-time All-American in high school, Johnson was the 2002 4x400 state champion…named Top Male Athlete of the Year as a senior…broke the district record for the 800 with a time of 1:52…holds the regional record of 1:50.2…as a member of the 4x400 relay his junior year, Jonathan’s Abilene TX team ran 3:11.69 to win the Texas 5A state championship in May 2001…ended up the 2nd fastest time in the country for 2001 after Camden NJ won the adidas Outdoor Championships at Raleigh in June in 3:09.91…Johnson individually won the Texas 5A 800 meters in a state record 1:48.21, which also turned out #2 in the country for 2001 behind Alan Webb’s 1:47.74 in the Virginia state meet...one of five children.
3rd in opening
round at USA Outdoors (1:48.77)…3rd at Naimette-Xhovemont (1:46.50)…4th
at Reebok GP (1:47.33)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:46.50.
2005: 5th in semis at USA Outdoors (1:49.34)6th at NCAA Outdoors (1:46.43)5th at NCAA Indoors (1:47.92)1st at Manhattan (1:44.86)ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:44.86.
2004: 1st at Olympic Trials 800m (1:44.77PR)8th in semifinal at Olympic Games (1:50.10)...NCAA Champion (1:46.39)1st at Mt. SAC Relays (1:46.32)ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:44.77PR.
2003: 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (1:46.51)3rd at USA Outdoors (1:46.76)... opted not to compete at World Outdoors1st at Big 12 Outdoors (1:48.13) best of 1:46.51ranked # 3 in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: 4th at NCAA Outdoor 800m (1:45.81); anchored 7th place 4x400 (3:04.40) 6th at NCAA Indoor 800m (1:50.40); ran anchor leg of 8th place 4x400m (3:09.70) 1st at Big 12 Championships (1:50.19); anchored 2nd place 4x400 (46.15)1st at Big 12 Indoor 800m (1:52.83); 2nd in 600m (1:08.81) ranked 9th in USbests of 46.44 and 1:45.81.
2001: Texas 5A State 800m champion (1:48.21)ran anchor on state champion 4x400 relay1st at Golden West Invitational1st in 800m National Scholastics9th at National Scholasticbests of 47.37 and 1:48.21.
2000: 1st at Golden West Invitational1st at National Scholasticbests of 47.15 and 1:49.60.
1999: Best of 1:51.75.