Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Height: 6-1
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Buford, Ga.
High School: Buford

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012: Competed in five events in 2012...Finished 3rd on the team at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic in 22:56.57 for his best time and place of the season...Took 6th for the team at the PBC Championships in 27:22.24...Named tot he all-sportsmanship team at the PBC Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Enjoyed a solid finish, earning Second-Team All-PBC honors with a 12th-place finish in the PBC Champ:inships…Finished 72nd in the Appalachian State Invitational…Notched a time of 27:13.14 to count for ASU in the Charlotte Invitational…Capped the season with a 64th-place finish in the 10K NCAA Southeast Regional and fourth-best on the squad.

AS A FRESHMAN 2010: Scored a 27:42 in the UNCP/GCSU Tri-meet...Finished 27th at PBC Championships...Placed 75th at NCAA Southeast Regional.

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.