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Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iowa Park, Texas

High School:
Iowa Park

Event:
Distance



All-Time Rank at Alabama:
• Outdoor 1,500m - 6th
• Outdoor 5,000m - 7th
• Outdoor 10,000m - 7th

Career Bests
Track
• 800 meters - 2:14.53
• 1,500 meters - 4:27.12
• Mile - 4:49.90
• 3,000 meters - 9:32.81
• 5,000 meters - 16:47.02
• 10,000 meters - 35:43.29

Cross Country
• 4 kilometers - 14:25.61
• 5 kilometers -17:35.90
• 6 kilometers -21:01.50

Accolades
Cross Country
• All-SEC Freshman (2008)
• All-SEC (2008)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (2008)
• All-South Region (2008, 2009)

Senior (2011-12)
Indoor Season
Ran a season-best in the 5,000 meters at SEC Championships with a 16:57.84 10th-place finish ... recorded a 5:14.14 in the mile at texas A&M Invitational ... ran a 17:26.99 in the 5,000 meters to finish 12th at the New Balance Invitational ... had a season-best time in the 3,000 meters at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 10:04.42.

Cross Country
Marked a 55th-place finish at the 6-kilometer NCAA South Regional with a time of 22:07.9 ... placed a 58th finish at the 6-kilometer SEC Championships with a time of 22:28.01 ... finished 23rd at the Crimson Classic with a 5-kilometer time of 18:16.45 ... posted a season-best 5-kilometer time of 18:13.37 at the Greater Louisville Classic where she finished 70th ... came in 15th with a time of 18:35.50 at the 5-kilometer Commodore Classic ... finished 11th at the Georgia Invitational with a 5-kilometer time of 18:31.46.

Junior (2010-11)
Battled injury and illness for much of the cross country season ... was the team's top finisher at the SEC Championships, coming in 22nd ... finished 185th at the Pre-National meet ... came in 86th at the Notre Dame Invitational and was 13th at home in the Crimson Classic.

Sophomore (2009-10)
Led the Tide in all but one race during the cross country season ... dropped her 4,000m time by over 20 seconds at the Belmont/VU Opener where she finished third with a time of 14:25.61 ... posted a season-best 5,000m time of 17:37.00 at the Crimson Classic to finish third ... led Alabama to its highest team finish of fifth since 2000 at the SEC Championships with her 17th place performance ... also led Alabama to its highest team finish of seventh since 2000 at the NCAA South Region Championships with her 23rd place finish and time season-best 6,000m time of 21:04.78 to earn her second All-South Region honor ... finished 13th in the 5,000m at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... ran the seventh fastest 10,000m time (35:43.29) at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... finished ninth in the 1500m at the Florida Relays ... took fourth in the 5,000m at the SEC Indoor Championship with a season best time of 16:48.11 ... took fifth in the 3,000m with a 9:43.33 finish ...made SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman (2008-09)
Competed in six races for the Tide running as the number two runner all season ... named SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational (3rd, 17:49) ... improved her 5,000m and 6,000m times by over 20 seconds ... posted a career-best 5,000m time of 17:35.90 at the Crimson Classic where she finished third ... ran her career-best 6,000m time of 21:01.50 at the SEC Championships where she finished 11th which earned her All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman ... named to the All-South Region team at the NCAA South Region Championships with a 12th place finish where she unfortunately finished one second away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... ran the 10th and 11th fastest 5,000m and 6,000m times in the SEC, respectively ... holds the No. 4 6,000m time in Alabama school history ... placed 22nd at the 2009 USA Junior National Cross Country Championships ... finished 10th in the 5,000m (17:21.98) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... placed second in the 3,000m (9:46.01) at the Adidas Classic ... finished sixth in the 5,000m (16:47.82) and 14th in the 1,500m (4:31.14) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... second freshman to finish the 5,000m at the SEC Championships, indoor and outdoor ... placed 13th in the 5,000m (17:13.37) at the Mideast Regional ... posted a personal-best 800m time of 2:14.53 at the Mississippi Open ... recorded her personal-best 1,500m time of 4:27.12 at the War Eagle Invitational.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Jacinda Langen and Ricky Ledford ... All-South team for Footlocker cross country in 2007, 2008 ... winner of "The Jesuit Mile" in 2007 ... ranked 1st academically in her class ... Academic All-District for four years ... Academic All-State for one year ... National Honor Society President ... District Cross Country Champion 2005, 2006, and 2007 ... third place (All-State) at State Cross Country Championships as a senior ... competed at the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado ... 3A Texas State Champion in the 1,600m, 3,200m races in 2008 ... holds the 3A Texas state record at 1,600m (4:53.75) ... competed at the USA Track and Field Championships in Colorado ... member of the Metroplexstriders Running Club in Dallas ... also played basketball ... is the daughter of Phil and Vicki Johnson ... has one brother, Markus ... is a nutrition major.