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Claire Johnson
2013-14 Women's Cross Country
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Eden Prairie
Claire Johnson


2011 (Track and Field): Competed in the mid-distance during the indoor season … performed in the mid-distance during outdoor competition … posted a time of 2:24.61 in the 800 meter run at the Tadd Metzger Invite during the indoor season … recorded a 5:14.42 time in the one mile run at the GVSU Big Meet during indoor competition … finished with a time of 2:19.49 in the 800 meter run at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship … also recorded a time of 4:42.98 in the 1,500m run at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races in her first season with the Crusaders … contributed to Valpo’s team score in all five scored races … opened career with 16th-place finish at the Crusader Open, running a time of 19:33.07 … led Valpo at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 19:20, good for 83rd place … also paced the Crusaders at the Horizon League Championship, crossing the line in 23rd place with a season-best time of 19:13.97 … Valpo’s second-fastest runner at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Prep: Won one letter in cross country for the Eagles … finished 16th at state meet in 2009, helping team to third-place finish … earned All-Conference and All-State honors, as well as All-State Academic accolades … earned four letters in track and field … named team’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete in 2010 … ran on 4x800m relay squad that finished second at state meet in 2010 … member of fourth-place 4x800m team and sixth-place 4x400m team at 2009 state meet … earned All-State honors both years, as well as All-State Academic accolades … an All-Conference honoree in 2010 … Rookie of the Year as a freshman … also earned two letters in Nordic skiing … two-time All-Conference recipient.

Personal: Claire is the daughter of Richard and Trudy Johnson … majors are German, international economics and cultural affairs … born August 3, 1992.

2013-14 Women's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Dezzarae ArceSo.Orland Park, Ill.
Liz BloyFr.Freedom, Wis.
Eileen CarmignaniJr.Naperville, Ill.
Kelli CookFr.Angola, Ind.
Claire JohnsonSr.Eden Prairie, Minn.
Grace NelsonFr.Oregon, Ill.
Jessica RichardsonJr.Columbus, Ind.
Sophia RobinsonSo.Downers Grove, Ill.
Hannah SchillingSo.Fraser, Mich.
Grace ShemwellSr.Clinton, Iowa
Lauren SturgeonFr.Portage, Ind.
Tori TamburrinoFr.West Dundee, Ill.
Grace WatkinsSr.Hanover Park, Ill.
Erica WirsingJr./So.Valparaiso, Ind.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler