Men's Track


Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Jenks

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/26/1986

AT ILLINOIS

2007 Outdoor
Ran third leg of Big Ten Champion 4x400m relay (3:07.32) ... Member of 4x100m relay that took seventh at Big Tens (41.38), also competing in the 400m ... Ran season-best 48.64 in the 400m in preliminaries of the Big Ten Championships ... Ran in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Mideast Regional.

2007 Indoor
Member of 4x400m relay that took fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 400m at Big Tens ... Won the 400m at the Dartmouth Relays (49.48) ... Ran a career-best 49.37 in the 400m at the Meyo Invitational.

2006 Outdoor
Placed fourth in the 400m with a career-best time of 48.49 at the Illinois Invitational ... Took third in the 400m at the Mike Poehlein invitational.

2006 Indoor
Placed second in the 400m at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Recorded a second-place finish at the Illinois Invitational in the 400m.

2005 Outdoor
Redshirted the 2005 outdoor season.

2005 Indoor
Ran a career-best 22.54 in the 200m at the Illinois Invitational.

High School
NISC All-American in the 400m and 4x400m relay ... State champion as a senior in the 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m ... All-State honoree eight times ... Helped Jenks to four consecutive team state championships ... Team captain as a senior ... Earned five varsity letters, three in track and two in soccer ... Coached by Steve Patterson.

Personal
Born Jan. 26, 1986...Son of Michael and Elizabeth Johnson ... Majoring in finance ... Biggest thrill was winning Yorkshire Cup in England while playing soccer overseas ... Was his high school's Wendy's High School Heisman winner as a senior ... Parents have most influenced his athletic career because they provided 100 percent support in each athletic decision he has made ... Favorite athlete is Michael Johnson ... Enjoys music, shopping and spending time with friends.

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor
200m:22.54
400m:49.37

Outdoor
400m: 48.49

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