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Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iowa Park, Tex.

High School:
Iowa Park



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

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

Junior (2010-11)
Cross Country
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.

Indoor Season
Did not compete indoors.

Outdoor Season
Finished ninth at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meters with a time of 37:23.86 ... had a season-best 10,000 meter time of 36:10.82 at the Stanford Invitational ... took first at the Spec Towns Invitational in the 800 meters in 2:21.05.

Sophomore (2009-10)
Cross Country
Led the Tide in all but one race during the cross country season ... dropped her 4-kilometer 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-kilometer 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-kilometer time of 21:04.78 to earn her second All-South Region honor.

Indoor Season
Finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championship with a season best time of 16:48.11 ... took fifth in the 3,000 meters with a 9:43.33 finish ...made SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Outdoor Season
Finished 13th in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... ran the seventh fastest 10,000 meter time in school history (35:43.29) at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... finished ninth in the 1,500 meters at the Florida Relays.

Freshman (2008-09)
Cross Country
Named SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational by finishing third ... improved her 5 and 6-kilometer times by over 20 seconds ... posted a career-best 5-kilometer time of 17:35.90 at the Crimson Classic where she finished third ... ran her career-best 6-kilometer time of 21:01.50 at the SEC Championships where she finished 11th which earned her All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman honors ... 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 and 6-kilometer times in the SEC, respectively ... placed 22nd at the 2009 USA Junior National Cross Country Championships.

Indoor Season
Finished 10th in the 5,000 meters (17:21.98) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... placed second in the 3,000 meters (9:46.01) at the Adidas Classic.

Outdoor Season
Finished sixth in the 5,000 meters (16:47.82) and 14th in the 1,500 meters (4:31.14) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... was the second freshman to finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships ... placed 13th in the 5,000 meters (17:13.37) at the Mideast Regional ... posted a personal-best 800-meter time of 2:14.53 at the Mississippi Open ... recorded her personal-best 1,500 meter 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 1,600 and 3,200 meter 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.

     
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