Ben Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Point Loma HS '05

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 167

Position:
800

Major:
History

2009: Redshirted.

2008: Competed in 800 in five meets, including winning 1:53.20 at Woody Wilson Classic... Edged that mark with season-best 1:53.19 a week later during Causeway Dual... Also appeared in 400 (52.10) and 1,500 (3:59.70) during the season.

2007: Placed 4th in 800 at Div. I Independent Championships, crossing in 1:53.72... Had team's best 800 mark of the year, placing 2nd at Cal-Nevada state meet at 1:51.17... Also posted meet wins at Stanford (1:53.06) and Sacramento State (1:53.24)... Competed in 1,500 twice, both in dual action... Best time was 3:58.92 at Stanford quadrangular.

2006: Finished 4th in 800 (1:54.83) at Div. I Independent meet, improving from 8th-place prelim... Also ran 3rd leg of 3rd-place 4x400 relay at indie meet, compiling season-best 3:14.85... Posted team's top 800 mark, placing 3rd at Cal-Nevada state meet with 1:53.16 time... Won All-Cal Challenge (1:55.09)... Had Aggies' best indoor 800, posting 1:55.32 at Husky Classic... Mark ranks T3rd (with Chris Fuller) in school indoor record book.

POINT LOMA HS '05: Placed 6th in 800 at San Diego Section (including 1st among Division II runners), crossing in 1:57.73... Finished 3rd among section D-II competitors as a junior (1:59.97)... Was Eastern League runner-up in 800 during each of junior and senior seasons... Named team MVP in 2005.

PERSONAL: Born in Dallas, Texas... Majoring in history... Parents are Michael & Bonnie Johnson... Proudest personal achievement was finishing as top D-II runner in 800 at San Diego Section meet.