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Rachel Johnson

Rachel  Johnson


Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano Senior



Cross Country Women Take Bear Twilight Title, Men Second

Junior Maggie Montoya takes individual title to lead BU women to team crown.


Cross Country Opens Season Hosting Bear Twilight Invitational

Men, women face field of Texas teams at Heart of Texas Soccer Complex Tuesday.


XC Recognized for Academics By USTFCCCA

BU has three women individually honored for first time since 2010.


Johnson Nabs All-American Honors at NCAA Championships

Lady Bears finish 19th as a team in first trip to national meet since 2009.


Women's Cross Country Heads To NCAA Championships

Lady Bears returning to national meet for first time since 2009.

• 2013 All-Region Cross Country
• 2013 All-Big 12 Cross Country
• 2013 Big 12 Runner of the Week (Sept. 17)
• 2013 Big 12 Runner of the Week (Sept. 3)
• 2013 All-Big 12 Outdoors (3,000 Steeplechase)
• 2012 All-Big 12 Cross Country
• 2013 Big 12 Runner of the Week (Sept. 11)
• 2013 Big 12 Runner of the Week (Sept. 4)
• 2012 All-Big 12 Outdoors (3,000 Steeplechase)
• 2012 All-Big 12 Indoors (Distance Medley Relay)
• 2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• 2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Track)
• 2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic
• Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2013 Cross Country: Secured All-Region honors with fifth-place finish at NCAA South Central Regional Championships in career-best time of 20:23.8 on 6,000-meter course...Became first BU athlete to compete at NCAA Championships since 2010, finishing 107th in 21:21.3...Carded All-Big 12 honors following 10th-place showing at Big 12 meet in then-career best time of 20:55.1 to help team capture highest finish since 2008 (5th)...Was BU's top finisher in all six team meets...Won Bear Twilight Invitational and Iowa Black & Gold Invite individual titles to open season...Tabbed as Big 12 Runner of the Week after each race title...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors.

2013 Track: Secured All-Big 12 Outdoor honors with a sixth-place finish at the league meet in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...Had a season-best time in the event (10:29.08) at the Texas Relays to place second...Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 3,000 steeple, but did not advance after finishing 40th in the first round...Won 2,000-meter steeplechase at the Baylor Quad Invitational in 6:46.11...Took part in the 1,500-meters at both the Texas Invitational and the Michael Johnson Classic tallying fifth and third place finishes, respectively...Competed in three indoor meets with a season-best time of 5:01.04 in the mile at the Razorback Invitational to take 11th...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors.

2012 Cross Country: Tallied All-Big 12 honors and was top Baylor runner by finishing 13th in 21:17.8 at the 6,000-meter Big 12 meet...Took top honors for BU in six of seven meets total, scoring in all seven...Won both 4,000-meter Bear Twilight Invitational (13:28.5) and two-mile UTA Season Opener (10:50.2)...Tabbed as Big 12 Runner of the Week for both meet-winning performances...Had a season-best 6,000 meter time of 20:59.6 to place 44th at NCAA Pre-Nationals meet...Was 29th and second on team at NCAA Regional (21:17.8)...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team accolades.

2012 Track: Secured All-Big 12 Outdoor honors with fourth-place showing in 3,000 steeplechase event in season-best time of 10:45.06...Ran 3,000-meter event in four indoor meets...Won both the Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational (9:31.60) and the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in season-best time of 9:28.27...Finished ninth at Big 12 Championships in 9:40.80...Picked up All-Big 12 Indoor distinction by running 1,600-meter leg on distance medley relay crew that took second in 11:21.29...Participated in 5,000-meter event at three outdoor events...Tallied season-best time of 16:33.62 at Drake Relays to take fifth...Won 3,000 Steeplechase title at Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic in 10:56.10...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned USTFCCA All-Academic Team Recognition

2011 Cross Country: Competed in five meets, finishing in the team's top five in every meet...Posted three top 30 finishes with season-best four-kilometer time of 13:59.5 coming at Toledo Inter-Regional for 22nd-place finish...Had season-best finish of second in first meet of year at Bear Twilight Invitational in four-kilometer time of 14:13.1 to help team to meet title...Was BU's top runner at both 5,000-meter Notre Dame Invitational (18:00, 75th)...Finished second on the team and 37th overall at Big 12 Championships with six-kilometer time of 20:58.0...Earned all-region honors at NCAA South Central Regional meet with 19th-place finish in time of 21:33.5...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Recognized by USTFCCCA on All-Academic team.

High School: Won 2010 Nike National Cross Country meet...Two-time Footlocker Cross Country finalist, finishing as runner-up in 2010 and 11th overall in 2009...Claimed Texas 5A individual state cross country title in 2010 after earning a runner-up finish in 2009...Named 2010 Gatorade Texas Cross Country Runner of the Year...Earned 5A track state title in 1600 meters and 3200 meters...Finished second at state meet in 1600 meters in 2009...Ranked second on Milesplit XC Super 50 list...Has personal bests of 4:53.75 at 1600 meters and 17:10 at 5000 meters.

Personal: Full name is Rachel Leigh Johnson...Born April 30, 1993, in Dallas, Texas...Daughter of Mark and Susan Johnson...Majoring in health science studies.

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