PRs: Heptathlon - 6,347 points (2008); Pentathlon - 4,496 (2008)
100H – 13.02; HJ – 1.83m/6-0; SP – 13.03m/42-9; 200m – 24.01; LJ – 6.30m/20-8; JT - 48.58m/159-4; 800m - 2:17.11
Born: September 8, 1984 in San Jose, Calif.
Current Residence: Buckeye, Ariz.
High School: Yuma (Ariz.) HS '03
College: Arizona State '08
Coach: Dan O'Brien
Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic Trials runner-up; Four-time NCAA Outdoor champion (’04, ’06-’08); Three-time NCAA Indoor champion (’06-’08); Two-time NACAC U23 champion (’04, ’06)
Just two weeks after winning her fourth NCAA Outdoor title, Johnson qualified for her first Olympic Team, finishing as the runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials with a personal best 6,347 points. On the final day of heptathlon competition at the Trials, Johnson had to talk her way in to the warm-up area because she had lost her credential...A hamstring injury kept Johnson from competing in the second day of the Olympic heptathlon. Johnson is the first woman ever to win four NCAA heptathlon titles…One of the most accomplished athletes in Sun Devil history, having won seven NCAA titles…one of the most decorated athletes in Arizona high school history as a winner of 14 state titles in track and field...Johnson won gold four times in the high jump and long jump while winning state titles in the 100m hurdles and triple jump three times...in her sophomore and senior seasons, Johnson won the title in all four events... a three-sport standout, she lettered four times in track and field, basketball and volleyball...hobbies include music, shopping and swimming…has a twin brother, Jermyn.
Did not start Day 2 of the Olympic heptathlon due to a hamstring injury…2nd
Olympic Trials (6,347)…NCAA Outdoor champion (6,053)…NCAA Indoor champion
(4,496)…1st at Pac 10 Champs (6,276)…1st at Jim Click
Multis (6,143)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6,347.
2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (5,826)…NCAA Outdoor champion (5,984)…NCAA Indoor champion ()…8th at Thorpe Cup (5,193)…3rd at Pac 10 Champs (5,706)…ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 5,984.
2006: NCAA Outdoor champion (5,939)…4th at NACAC U23 (5,401)…NCAA Indoor champion (4,287)…Pac 10 champion (5,987)…ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 5,987.
2005: Redshirted following season of basketball for the Sun Devils...hoops team advanced to the Sweet 16...played in 17 games.
2004: 12th at Olympic Trials (5,548)…NCAA Outdoor champion (5,807)…NACAC U23 champion (5,485)…Pac 10 champion (5,603)…NCAA Indoor runner-up (4,263)…ranked #9 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 5,807.