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    Kari Johnson  
    Kari Johnson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Central Lake, MI

    High School:
    Central Lake

    Position:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    02/06/1990


    03/31/2012

    Irish Travel The Country For Track And Field Meets

    Notre Dame wins nine events on day two at Purdue.

    AS A SENIOR: Competed in one race during the cross country season, finishing the 5K JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational in 19:37 ... finished first in the 5,000m (18:03.92) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... took fifth in the 5,000m at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle.

    AS A JUNIOR: Competed in three meets during the track and field season ... Specialized in the distance events ... ran a personal best in the 5,000 meters at the outdoor Gina Relays (17:51.02).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Raced in the opening two events of the cross country slate, finishing fifth at the Valparaiso Crusader Open after completing the course in 19:05 ... crossed in 28th at the National Catholic Invite after finishing the circuit in19:17.1 ... returned to lineup at the NCAA Championship, finishing 195th after completing the race in 22:45.4 ... competed in five distance races for the Irish track team ... got season underway at the Blue and Gold Invitational, racing to third in the 3,000 in 10:19.97 ... crossed eighth at the Notre Dame Invite in the 3,000, clocking a 10:35.61 ... ran the 5,000 at the Alex Wilson Invite, placing 14th ... closed season running in the 5,000 at the Mike Poehlein Invite and finished ninth in 18:23.53.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Ran the 5,000 at the Dave Rankin Invitational in 18:20.78, finishing seventh ... competed in the Mike Poehlein Invitational (10,000), finishing third in 37:36.38 ... ran the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 10:57.34 ... opened the season with a fifth- place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational and went 10:24.48 in the 3,000.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track and field at Central Lake (Mich.) ... three-year captain of the cross country team ... cross country MVP all four seasons ... named all-conference all four years in cross country ... awarded all- state honors all four years ... set school records in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 ... named MVP of the track and field team her junior and senior years ... given all-conference honors all four years for track and field ... named to the all- state team junior and senior year ... member of National Honor Society ... daughter of Donna and William Johnson ... has one brother, Matthew ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in American studies.

    JOHNSON'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

    3,000m (Blue and Gold Invitational) 10:19.97
    5,000m (Alex Wilson Invitational) 18:34.43

    JOHNSON'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

    5,000m (Gina Relays) 17:51.02
    10,000m (Mike Poehlein Invitational) 37:36.38
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