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Johnson Places 107th At NCAA Championships

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Nov. 23, 2013


Baylor women's cross country junior Rachel Johnson placed 107th at the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.

Johnson completed the 6,000-meter course that was inundated with mud and water in 21:21.3, which was her slowest time at the distance this year.

The race completes Johnson's junior campaign with the Plano, Texas, native leading BU in all six team races of 2013, earning All-Big 12 and All-Region honors and winning two individual race titles.


  • Johnson was the first Baylor individual make the NCAA Championships since 2010 when women's runners Robyn Bennett and Cate Westenhover represented the Lady Bears.
  • A total of 253 runners completed the race with Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino winning the event in a time of 20:00.3.
  • Providence was the overall team winner with 141 total points.

"The experience she gained this year will pay dividends when we bring a team up here next year. I know this is going to set her up for a great track season. She is extremely motivated right now." - head coach Todd Harbour

"Rachel didn't get the best of starts. However, she ran a good race. She has had a great year. We are really excited how she ran this year. It wasn't the perfect race, but the conditions affected it a lot." - head coach Todd Harbour

With the cross country season now completed, the next thing for Baylor distance runners will be the indoor track season, which begins on Jan. 17.



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