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    Amirah Johnson     
     
      Amirah Johnson
Hometown:
Greenbelt, Md.

High School:
Eleanor Roosevelt

Height:
5-9

Event:
XC/Middle Distance

Year (XC/In/Out):
Sr./R-Jr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
CROSS COUNTRY
4K: 16:02.81 (2011)
5K: 18:04.84 (2013)
6K: 21:45.69 (2013)

INDOORS
800m: 2:09.70 (2014)
Mile: 4:54.11 (2014)

OUTDOORS
800m: 2:08.62 (2014)
1500m: 4:24.95 (2014)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Named the 2012 Lady Vol Outdoor Freshman of the Year

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Earned 17th in 8000m at 2014 SEC Indoor Championships
  • Indoor best of 2:09.70 at Tyson Invitational (2/15) for sixth place
  • Personal best of 4:54.11 to finish second at Aggie Invitational (2/8) in the mile run
  • Sixth place finish in 1000m at Virginia Tech Invite with career best of 2:52.41
Outdoors
  • Time of 4:28.23 to place 14th in 1500m at SEC Championship
  • Runner on two winning relay teams for Tennessee this season 4x800(FL Relays & TN Relays)
  • Five top-tens in individual competition this season
  • Bested in the 800m at Tennessee Relays finishing in 2:08.62
  • Established new personal record in 1500m (4:24.95) at Florida Relays

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Finished 5th for the Lady Vols at the SEC Championships
  • Improved her 5K career best to 18.04.84 at the Crimson Classic, finishing as the 4th runner for the Lady Vols
  • Improved her 6k career best to 22.11.33 at the SEC Championships

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Improved her mile career best again at the SEC Championships, finishing in 4:57.51 in the preliminary round to place eighth in her heat
  • Placed fourth in the college division mile at the Tyson Invitational, finishing in 5:00.87. She also finished with a time of 12:09.12b in the Distance Medley Relay
  • Dropped her mile personal record below five minutes at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing in 4:59.41, placing 4th
  • Ran the 800m at the Virginia Tech Invitational, earning a new personal best of 2:14.81 and finishing third and placed 12th in the 1000m in a time of 2:57.90
  • Kicked off her Tennessee indoor track and field career at the Kentucky Invitational, placing ninth in the mile in 5:10.00, placed 10th in the 4x400mR with a time of 4:08.24. In the Distance Medley Relay, placed 7th with a time of 12:03.74
Outdoors
  • 10th in 1500m prelims at SEC Championships - 4:43.17
  • Won 800m during Sea Ray Relays with personal best of 2:09.11
  • Posted career best time in 1500m at Florida Relays, 4:29.61

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Finished in 22:40.1, placing seventh on the team and 128th overall at the 6K NCAA South Regional
  • Ran sixth on the team and 112th overall at the 6K SEC Championships, navigating the course in 23:29.52
  • Finished in 62nd place and ninth on the team with a time of 17:06.20 at the 4K Belmont Opener
  • Competed at the Brooks Paul Short Run, finishing 251st overall and seventh on the team in 23:31
  • Scored for the team at the 5K Crimson Classic, running fifth on the team and 41st overall, finishing in 18:43.91

2012 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • Named the Outdoor Lady Vol Freshman of the Year
Indoors
  • N/A
Outdoors
  • Recorded career bests in two events at the SEC Championships. Turned in a 4:35.34 effort in the 1500m prelims and carded a 2:11.05 readout in the 800m
  • Logged a time of 4:52.09 to finish in ninth at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual
  • Made her Lady Vol debut at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge and ran the 800m and 1500m
  • Lowered her 1500m mark to 4:45.41 to finish eighth at the Tennessee Challenge
  • Carded a career-best 4:41.17 to finish ninth in the open 1500m at the Sea Ray Relays
  • Finished 21st in the preliminary round of the 1500m at the USA Junior Championships

2011 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Was in the scoring five for UT in all six meets
  • Held down the No. 4 spot at the NCAA South Regional, checking in 123rd overall in 23:27.9 on the 6K course
  • Scored in fifth position for her team and placed 62nd overall at the SEC Championships in an 6K career best of 22:32.57
  • Crossed the line fifth for the Lady Vols and 44th overall in 18:49.60 at the 5K Crimson Classic
  • Ran fifth for the Big Orange and placed 346th overall in a then-career best 6K time of 24:24 at the Brooks Paul Short Run
  • Placed 11th overall and fourth on the team in 19:29.26 at the 5K Tennessee Invitational
  • Scored in fifth position and placed 50th overall in a career-best 16:02.81 at the 4K Belmont-VU Opener

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Seven-time state champ on the oval, winning 1600m indoors in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and outdoors in 2009
  • Swept the 800m crowns indoors and out in 2009 and added a 4x800m victory in 2008
  • Named to the Prince George's County-Gazette All-Decade Team
  • Ran a 2:08.6 4x800m split at Penn Relays as a freshman and was on No. 3 all-time sprint medley relay at 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals
  • All-county all four years
  • Was 2010 Prince George's County and 4A South Regional champion in cross country

PERSONAL
  • Born Feb. 15, 1993, in Houston Texas
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Interested in advertising as a major
  • Parents are Gregory Johnson Sr. and Donna Johnson
  • Has four siblings: Marcus, Mikaela, Gregory Jr. and Adrienne
  • Her father was her prep coach
  • Recipient of the Martha W. King Athletic Scholarship Quasi-Endowment
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