Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Many of the Gophers will compete in their final meet of the season this weekend
The Minnesota throwers led the way with three event titles in Iowa on Saturday
Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday
All four Gophers ran career-best times in their events on Thursday at the Drake Relays
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, including career-best times in both the mile and 3,000m • ran a career-best 4:49.65 mile for 15th place at the Big Ten championship • clocked a career-best 9:52.32 in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran eight races • ran the 1,500m and 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 4:29.65 in the 1,500m to place 16th at Big Tens • placed 20th in the 5,000m (17:58.11) at Big Tens • won the 1,500m (4:30.20) at Musco Twilight • ran a season-best 17:55.21 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invite • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88) • ran on distance medley relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran season-best 4:55.70 to win the mile at Parents Day Open • finished fourth in the 3,000m in a season-best 9:53.34 at Iowa State Classic • ran the mile at Big Tens and clocked a 4:59.40 in prelims.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • finished 26th in the 5,000m (17:30.80) at Big Ten Championships • ran a season-best 17:13.90 in the 5,000m and placed 22nd at Drake Relays • finished third in a season-best 4:33.51 in the 1,500m at UW-La Crosse • ran the 1,500m at Spec Towns (4:35.84) and Meet of the Unsaintly in 1,500m (4:33.52).
2013 Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and the 2013 indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A graduate of Plymouth High School • 2012 Wisconsin Division I champion in the 3200 meters with a personal record of 10:43.01, after a runner-up finish in 2011 • added a third-place finish and PR in the 1600m in 2012 (4:58.60) • competed at the state meet four years in a row • finished third in the state cross country meet as a senior • all-state academic honoree • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 1, 1993 • daughter of Steve and Chris Johnson • has two siblings, Lauren and Luke • major is food science.
|Johnson's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Mile||4:49.65||Big Ten Championships (2/27/15)|
|3,000m||9:52.32||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Johnson's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|1,500m||4:29.65||Big Ten Championships (5/16/15)|
|5,000m||17:13.90||Drake Relays (4/24/14)|
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