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Marcus Johnson
Player Profile:
Marcus Johnson 2389441
Position: Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Nixa, Mo.
High School: Nixa HS

Collegiate Performances

2017: Outdoor - Competed in five meets for UMKC … Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase on multiple occasions, including at the Rock Chalk Classic where he crossed the line in a personal-best time of 9:02.63 … Finished fifth at the WAC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 15:05.15.

Indoor - Competed in four meets for the Roos … Finished 10th in the mile run at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a personal best time of 4:30.65 … Turned in a personal-best performance of 8:40.47 in the 3,000-meter run at the Gorilla Classic … Notched a personal best in the 5,000-meter run at the WAC Indoor Championships with a sixth-place time of 15:06.17. 

High School: All-state in cross country, and in the 4x800 as a senior … Conference and district champion as a senior … First-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior … Second-team all-conference as a freshman … State qualifier in cross country as a sophomore, junior and senior … All-district in the 4x800 all four years … All-district in the 4x400 as a sophomore, junior and senior … All-district in the 300m hurdles as a senior … 5K PR of 15:47 … 800m PR of 1:58 … 300m hurdles PR of 40.04 … 400m PR of 50.1 … Holds the school record in the 5K and ran a leg on the 4x800 and 4x400 that set school records … Helped his team to conference titles in cross country as a freshman, sophomore and junior; and in track as a freshman and junior … Won the MSHSAA Sportsmanship award as a senior … NHS Athletic leadership award as a senior … SWCCA Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior … Earned academic letters and the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement award all four years … Also involved in National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, Athletic Leadership Council … Cermics Club … FCA, A+, Math Team, Spanish Team, History Club, FBLA and choir.

Personal: Born on April 9, 1997 in Springfield, Mo. … Son of Megan Berryessa, Shem Johnson and Greg Walker … Dad played football at Benedictine College … Majoring in history.

 

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