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

2016: Competed in all but one meet for UMKC … Opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic 6K race with a time of 19:46.3 … Clocked in a time of 27:14.0 at his first 8K race of the season … Shaved time off of his season-best 8K performance, finishing 59th at the ISU Pre-National Invitational with a time of 26:06.7 … Turned in a personal-best performance of 25:59.10 at the WAC Championships … Finished 89th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 32:07.00.

2015: Made freshman debut at the Bob Timmons Classic, where he finished 29th with a time of 20:38.6 in the 6K race … Crossed the line 17th at the Forest Park Festival with a 5K time of 16:11.00 … Continued the season at the Pre-National Invitational with an 8K time of 25:20.4 … Finished 12th at the WAC Championships with a time of 24:59.83 … Turned in a 10K time of 31:48.4 at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

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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