Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Buford, Ga.
High School: Buford
Position: Distance

AS A JUNIOR IN 2013: Placed 5th at the Paine College Dual Meet in the 1500 meter in 4:22.41…18th in the one-mile run at the Powersox Invite in 4:45.63…20th in the 5000 meter at the Georgia Relays…In the 10000 meter at the Emory Invitational, finished fifth in 33:25.71…Took sixth in 15:59.52 in the 5000m…At the Georgia Tech Invite, finished 19th in the 5000m in 16:08.90.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Buford High School in Buford, Ga. … Graduated in 2010 … Lettered in cross country all four years, wrestling for two years, and lettered in track one year … Was awarded the Coach’s Award for cross country in 2006 and 2007 … Awarded the Leadership Award his junior and senior year for cross country … Also awarded the Scholar-Athlete Award.

PERSONAL:  Son of Wayne and Lea Johnson … Born on Sept. 4, 1991 in Chattanooga, Ten. … Has one sister, Ashley Johnson … Majoring in Kinesiology … Enjoys fishing and hanging out with friends in his free time … Hobbies include fishing, drawing, and camping … Favorite food is spaghetti … Favorite athlete is Ryan Hall … Person he most admires is his dad … Favorite movie is The Bourne Identity … Favorite vacation spot is the Smokey Mountains … favorite sport is baseball.