Cross Country
Chad Johnson - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Tift Co.

2001: Indoor – Finished sixth in the 800m at the SEC Indoor Championships with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:49.57… Member of second-place SEC distance medley relay team which advanced to the NCAA meet and finished seventh to earn his first All-America honor… Member of DMR team that broke school record twice, at Alex Wilson Invitational and NCAA Indoors.

Outdoor ? Opened the outdoor season with a personal best 47.22 in the 400m at Miami? Ran on the 4×800 meter relay that finished second at the Penn Relays? Finished fourth in the 800m at the SEC Outdoor Championships running a personal best 1:48.10? His 1:48.10 is the third-fastest time in UK history and qualified him for the NCAA Championships and USATF Senior National Championships? Ranks 22nd among all Americans in the 800m during the 2001 outdoor season.

2000: Indoor– Top 800-meter runner for the Cats with best outing at the Alex Wilson Invitational last chance meet, finishing in 1:50.58… Finished fourth in the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 1:50.76.

Outdoor – Broke freshman record in first 800-meter race of outdoor season with a time of 1:49.27 at SEC Quad Meet… Finished fifth at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:49.90… One of two runners, along with senior All-American Jeff Limpert, to run 800 meters in under 1:50.00… Member of school-record 4×800-meter relay team that claimed third place at the Penn Relays with a time of 7:19.10… Also a member of Texas Relays 4×800 relay champion that finished in 7:28.35.

High School: 1999 Georgia Class 4A Outdoor State Champion in the 800 meters, while claiming fourth in the 400 meters… Runner-up in the 800 meters at 1999 Georgia Indoor State Meet… Two-time state qualifier in cross country… Tift County High School record holder in the 400 meters… Played wide receiver on football team and forward on the basketball team.

Personal: Born Dec. 9, 1979… Parent is Diane Johnson… Majoring in graphic design.

Personal Bests:

400 Meters: 47.22

800 Meters: 1:48.10

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