Track & Field

Blake Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saline, Mich.

High School:
Saline

Position:
XC / Mid-Distance

Experience:
SR/SR

Blake Johnson

05/21/2012

Golden Eagles Well Represented In Graduation Festivities

Nearly 40 student-athletes join class of 2012

05/12/2012

Track & Field Concludes Regular Season

MU will wait to learn NCAA fate Thursday

05/06/2012

Marquette Men Notch Second-Highest Point Total at BIG EAST

MU men placed 12th at BIG EASTs, women 15th

04/23/2012

Track and Field Lends Hand on Hank Aaron State Trail

MU continued community service efforts April 15

04/22/2012

Track & Field Concludes West Coast Swing at Beach Invitational

MU returns to action Saturday at the Valley

Personal Bests (Marquette Rank)
Indoor:

Mile 4:09.47 (#7)
3,000 8:22.61 (#6)
5,000 14:26.75 #4
Outdoor:
800 1:59.08
1,500 3:52.94
3,000 8:54.27
Steeplechase 9:05.30 (#8)
5,000 14:30.41 (#6)
10,000 29:50.54

2010-11:Notched the No. 5 all-time mark in Marquette history in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 29:50.54 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 14...Also competed three times in the steeplechase, including a seventh-place finish (9:07.12) at the 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...Recorded top steeplechase time (9:06.36) of 2011 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on May 13...Ran once during the outdoor season in both the 800- and 1,500-meter runs, notching a personal best in the 800 (1:59.08) at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational on April 2...Competed in the mile and the 3,000-meter run during the indoor season...Recorded a personal record of 8:22.61 in the 3,000 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 29)...Helped the distance medley relay place fifth and record the No. 2 time in program history (9:53.67) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...Also competed in the 3,000 (8:30.68) at the indoor conference meet ...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2009-10: Johnson built on a promising first year in the program by jumping into numerous MU top-10 lists during the indoor and outdoor seasons...Moved onto the indoor top-10 lists in the mile and the 5,000-meter run...Recorded a top mile time of 4:09.47 on Jan. 29 at the Indiana Relays to place him sixth in MU history...Recorded his top time of 14:26.75 in the indoor 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 6....During the outdoor season, Johnson recorded a personal-best 3,000-meter steeplechase time of 9:05:30 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on May 14 (No. 8 all-time in MU history)...Finished 10th at the 2010 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and first at the USF Bulls Invitational...Placed 29th, well above his seeded placement of 48th, with a time of 9:07.28 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.

2008-09: Placed fourth in the indoor 3,000 meters at the Grand Valley Early Bird in 8:45.85...Finished second in the mile at the Badger Track Classic with a time of 4:24.82...Ran a BIG EAST qualifying and indoor season best time of 4:18.02 at the Notre Dame Invitational...Member of the 4x800 relay that placed sixth at the BIG EAST indoor Championships...Took third in the 5,000 at the Georgia Relays...Earned second place in the 1,500 at the dual meet with Milwaukee...Qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase at the John McDonnell Invitational, running a time of 9:23.00...Placed 15th in the steeplechase at the BIG EAST meet in a season best time of 9:18.09...Finished the 1,500 with an outdoor season-best time of 3:58.85 at the Wisconsin Twilight.

High School: Johnson was a four-time letter winner in track and field as well as a two-time letterwinner in cross country at Saline High...All-state selection his senior year in track and cross country and an all-state selection as a junior in track.

Personal: Johnson was born on September 27, 1989 in Fridley, Minn., to Todd and Christine Johnson...He has one older brother, Garett...Major in exercise science.

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