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Lauren Johnson

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Lauren Johnson

Gender: Female
Birthday: 5/4/1987 - 28 years old


Lauren Johnson 2014Name: Lauren Johnson
Date of birth
: May 4, 1987
: Huntington, Indiana
High School
: Huntington North High School
: Huntington University, 2009
Current residence
: Eugene, Oregon
Primary events
: 1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase
Personal bests
 • 1,500m, 4:04.17, 2015
 • 3,000m Steeplechase, 10:00.79, 2014
 • Mile, 4:33.00, 2014
Career achievements
 • 3,000m steeplechase
   - 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier
 • 1,500m
   - 2015 IAAF World Championships Qualifier
   - 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier
   - 2012 USA Indoor finalist (4th place)
: NAIA All-American in basketball, track and cross country.


What is your favorite and/or least favorite workout? Favorite workout: Fast 200 meter repeats. Least favorite: mile repeats.

Why have you chosen to live and train in Eugene? Eugene has the best year-round environment for high level training. The trails within Eugene are awesome and it’s only a short drive to many other great running locations. The community is also very supportive. I’m really looking forward to running my first race at Hayward Field in OTC green.

What is the most challenging moment you’ve faced as an athlete? I’ve had a string of injuries that have been very frustrating. My 2012 season was going very well leading up to the Olympic Trials then I was forced to end my season because of a freak injury. Though that injury has healed, I’ve been dealing with other issues that were created as a result ever since. I didn’t get to race much on the track last year and I’m really hoping things turn around this year.

Why have you chosen to run for Coach Rowland? Coach Rowland is the best in the business. As a steeplechase athlete, I’ve already learned so much from him. I have complete trust and faith in Coach Rowland’s plan for my running.

What is your favorite track and field meet? Last year was the first time that I was able to attend the Prefontaine Classic. It was an awesome experience as a spectator, but this year I hope to be a part of the meet as a participant.

What drives you to work so hard? I am working for the privilege of representing the USA in major world track and field meets, including the Olympic Games. I always have that goal in the back of my mind when things get tough during workouts.

What is an interesting fact about you that we may not know? I grew up on a horse farm and trained and showed horses until I went to college. My horse and I were even International Champions one year. My favorite show events were always the jumping events.

What is your dream job after your athletic career? Coming out of college, my plan was to attend Veterinary Medicine school and become a veterinarian specializing in Equine therapy. That was all before I found out that I was actually pretty good at this whole running thing. I would still love to be a vet, but with each year the thought of returning to school becomes more and more daunting.

What do you do to unwind after a long season? I like to take at least two weeks away from running where I try to function like a normal human being. The body needs a break every once in a while as does the mind. If it works into our schedule, my husband, Nick, and I try to get away for a few days with our dogs.

What are your other favorite sports? My favorite sport is basketball. I started playing when I was 4 years old and played all the way through college. I also like watching the NFL. 


My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2015 IAAF World Outdoor Championships
1500m 7 P 1 4:05.79 Open  
1500m 8 S 2 4:10.01 Open  

2015 FloTrack Throwdown
800m 2 F 1 2:02.02 Open  

2015 London Diamond League - Sainsbury's Anniversary Games
1500m 12 F 1 4:12.26 Open  

2015 KBC Night of Athletics - Heusden
1500m 2 F 1 4:04.17 Open  

2015 Meeting international d'athletisme de la Provence de Liege
1500m F 1 DNF Open  

2015 Guldensporenmeeting - Flanders Cup Kortrijk
1500m 7 F 2 4:10.01 Open  

2015 Istvan Gyulai Memorial – Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix - Budapest
1500m 10 F 1 4:16.23 Open  

2015 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships
1500m 1 P 3 4:13.68 Open  
1500m 4 F 1 4:16.08 Open  

2015 Portland Track Festival
1500m 1 F 1 4:07.33 Open  

2015 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Classic
1500m 4 F 1 4:10.30 Open  

2015 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
5k F 1 DNF Open  

2015 Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic
1500m 9 F 2 4:12.66 Open  

2015 Oregon Twilight
3k Steeple -- F 1 DNF  

2015 Payton Jordan Invitational
1500m 9 F 1 4:15.03 Section 1  
5k -- F 1 DNF Section 1  

2014 KBC Night of Athletics - Heusden
1500m 16 F 1 4:11.39 Open  

2014 Karlstad GP
1500m 2 F 1 4:12.32 Open  

2014 Guldensporenmeeting - Flanders Cup Kortrijk
800m 2 F 2 2:03.84 Open  

2014 Meeting Sport Solidarieta - Lignano
1500m 7 F 1 4:11.46 Open  

2014 Memorial Leon Buyle - Flanders Cup Oordegem
1500m 3 F 1 4:10.67 Open  

2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
1500m 7 P 1 4:11.32 Open  

2014 Portland Track Festival
800m 3 F 1 2:02.19 Open  

2014 Adrian Martinez Classic
Mile 5 F 1 4:33.00 Open  

2014 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
3k Steeple F 1 DNF Open  

2014 USATF High Performance Distance Classic (Formerly Oxy HP)
1500m 1 F 3 4:14.43  

2014 Oregon Twilight
1500m 1 F 1 4:16.97  

2014 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
3k Steeple 3 F 1 10:00.79 Section 2  

2014 USA 1 Mile Road Championships - Official Website
1 Mile Road 11     4:42.19 Open  

2014 Oregon Preview
2k Steeple -- F 1 DNF  

2014 Washington Indoor Preview
Mile 2 F 4 4:41.16  
3k -- F 3 DNF  
4x800m 1 F 1 8:40.09  

2013 Crim Festival of Races
1 Mile Road 2     4:48.27 Open  

2013 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile
1 Mile Road 6     4:40 Open  

2013 Portland Track Festival
3k Steeple 15 F 1 10:49.74 High Performance  

2013 Washington Husky Classic
Mile 4 F 2 4:33.06 INVITE  

2013 Washington Invitational
Mile 3 F 2 4:39.76 INVITATIONAL  



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Women's 1500m Final - USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2015
Women's 1500m Prelim Heat 3 - USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2015
Women’s 1500m - Vancouver Sun Vancouver NTL - Harry Jerome Classic 2015
Women's 5000m - Nike Prefontaine Classic 2015
Women's 1500m Section 2 - HOKA ONE ONE Middle Distance Classic 2015
Womens 3000m Steeplechase - Nike Pre Classic 2014
Lauren Johnson 1st Womens 1500m Section 3 - USATF High Performance Distance Classic 2014
Womens 1500m Section 3 - USATF High Performance Distance Classic 2014
Lauren Johnson 1st Women's 1500 4:16.97 - Oregon Twilight 2014
Women's Race - USA 1 Mile Championships 2014