Track & Field

Olivia Johnson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Millford, Iowa

High School:
Okoboji

Last College:
Northwestern College

Position:
XC / Distance

Experience:
SR/SR

Olivia Johnson

06/21/2012

Bolgert and Johnson Named Capital One Academic All-America®

Bolgert is a three-time Academic All-America selection

06/21/2012

Marquette Student-Athletes Continue Academic Success

APR places MU above national averages

06/04/2012

Olivia Johnson's Academic Nod Earns Student-Athlete of the Week

Johnson was named Academic All-District

05/31/2012

Bolgert and Johnson Repeat as Academic All-District

Pair advances to Academic All-America ballot

05/21/2012

Golden Eagles Well Represented In Graduation Festivities

Nearly 40 student-athletes join class of 2012

Personal Bests

Indoor
600: 1:40.15
800: 2:14.24 (No. 10 all-time at MU)
Mile: 4:53.71 (No. 5)
3,000: 10:08.52

Outdoor
800: 2:13.45
1,500: 4:28.01 (No. 4)
3,000: 10:19.48
5,000: 17:06.80

2010-11:Did not compete during the indoor or outdoor campaigns ... 2011 Captial One Academic All-America First Team ... 2011 Capital One Academic All-District V First Team ...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2009-10: In her second season at Marquette, Johnson moved up the record books during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...She began that movement by vaulting into the No. 5 position at MU in the indoor mile with a top time of 4:53.71, recorded during her preliminary heat at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...She finished ninth in the finals with a time of 4:58.60...Also moved to the No. 5 spot in the 1,000 with a time of 2:54.42 at the prestigious Notre Dame Meyo Invitational...Ran the sixth-fastest time During the outdoor season, recorded the top MU times in the 1,500-, 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs, while also recording the second-fastest time in the 800...Moved into the No. 4 spot all-time at MU in the 1,500 with a mark of 4:28.01 in her preliminary heat at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...Finished 11th in the finals of the 1,500 at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 4:34.04...Placed 32nd in the 1,500 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in 4:28.59...Qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor meet in the 1,000-meter run and the mile and recorded outdoor qualifying times in the 800-, 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs.

2008-09: Hit BIG EAST Qualifying marks in the 800m and the 1000m in each competition of the indoor season...Finished the 3000m in 10:08.52, good for second overall at the Badger Track Classic...Took second overall in the 1000m at the Badger Track Classic, crossing finish in 5:06.01...Finished the 800m in 2:15.69 at the Notre Dame Invitational, good for seventh place...Placed twelfth overall at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 1000m, completing the race in a personal best time of 2:54.64...Was also member of the 4x800 m relay and Distance Medley Relay teams that placed seventh and sixth place at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, respectively...Ran a personal best time at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing the 800m in 2:14.24...Took first in the 800m at the MU vs UWM Dual Meet...Ran an outdoor season best time of 4:38.56 in the 1500m at the John McDonnell Invitational. (Cross Country): In the opening meet of the season, the sophomore finished third on the team at the Big River Running Early Bird...Participated in the Notre Dame Inivitational, finishing 84th overall and third on the team with a time of 17:49...Competed in the NCAA Pre-Nationals and finished 51st overall in the Big East Championships with her best 6K time of 22:12...Recorded a fifth-place finish on the team at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Best 5K Finish: 17:49; Best 6K Finish: 22:12

2007-08 (Northwestern College): Earned All-America honors in cross country after a third place finish at the 2007 NAIA Cross Country Championships where she ran a personal-best time in the 5K of 17:46...Won four cross country meets, including the NAIA Region III Championships...Earned all-conference recognition and the Great Plains Athletic Conference Runner of the Year award in cross country...In the indoor track season, was recognized as an NAIA All-American in the mile and distance medley...Again an NAIA All-American in outdoor track in the 1,500m and distance medley.

High School: Johnson was a four-time letter winner in both track and cross country at Okoboji High School...Captained both teams her junior and senior years, as well as the basketball team...Named to the all-state first team in cross country as a senior and in track three times...Led the Pioneers to a track regional championship in 2004 and as state qualifiers for cross country in 2006... Named to the academic all-state team for cross country, basketball, and track...A Wayne E. Cooley Scholar-Athlete State finalist...Also a two-time letterwinner on the softball team her first two years, and earned four letters as a basketball point guard, garnering first team all-conference honors as a senior.

Personal: Johnson was born on July 23, 1988 in Cherokee, Iowa to Terry and Eileen Johnson...Father Terry competed in football and track at Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) ... Has two siblings, Clark and Milan ... Majors in accounting.

Championships History

BIG EAST Indoor Championship
2010-
Mile: Ninth (4:58.60)
3,200-meter relay: 10th (9:10.99) (anchor leg w/Arenberg, Verdoliva and Pelzel)
2009-
1,000-neter run:12th (prelim.) (2:54.64)
3,200-meter relay: Seventh (8:59.84)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championship
2010-
1,500-meter run: 11th (4:34.04)
3,200-meter relay: Eighth (9:05.12) (third leg w/Verdoliva, Pelzel and Grebinski)

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