PR: 1:59.29 (2007)
Born: April 23, 1986
Current Residence: Canyon Country, Calif.
High School: Canyon HS (Canyon Country, Calif.) ‘04
College: University of California ‘08
Career Highlights: 2007 U.S. champion; 2007 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion; 2006 NACAC U23 champion
Johnson, the 2007 NCAA indoor and outdoor champion, took control of the women’s 800m heading into the final lap at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, with three-time USA champion Hazel Clark on her shoulder. Clark moved past Johnson with 30 meters to go, but Johnson surged back to win as both women collapsed across the finish line, Johnson stopping the clock in 1:59.47…was named the 2007 Pac-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Year… Johnson won the 2007 NCAA Outdoor crown in a school-record 1:59.29 in Sacramento. That time was also the second fastest in NCAA meet history, second fastest in Pac-10 history and third fastest overall in collegiate history. The 800 title was her second national championship of the year, as she won the NCAA indoor 800 in an indoor school-record 2:03.47 in March…known for running with a flower in her hair.
2008: 25th at Olympic Trials quarterfinals (2:06.43)
2007: USA Outdoor champion (1:59.47)…6th at Pan Am Games (2:02.57)…4th in heats at World Outdoors (2:02.11)...NCAA Outdoor champion (1:59.29PR)…NCAA Indoor champion (2:03.47)…NCAA West Regional champion (2:02.12)…Pac 10 champion (2:01.74)…ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:59.29.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (2:01.80)…NACAC U23 champion (2:03.87)…3rd at NCAA Outdoors (2:03.04)…2nd at Pac 10 Champs (2:06.85)…3rd at NCAA Indoors (2:06.42)…ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN…bests of 54.08 (400m), 2:01.80.
2005: 3rd at USA Junior Outdoors (2:07.20)…6th at NCAA Outdoors…3rd at Pac 10 Champs…bests of 54.08 (400m), 2:05.49.
2004: Best of 2:08.97.